Psalm 97:11
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New International Version
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

New Living Translation
Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right.

English Standard Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

New American Standard Bible
Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.

King James Bible
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.

International Standard Version
Light shines on the righteous; gladness on the morally upright.

NET Bible
The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because light shines to the righteous ones, and joy to the upright in heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Light dawns for righteous people and joy for those whose motives are decent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.

New American Standard 1977
Light is sown like seed for the righteous,
            And gladness for the upright in heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

American King James Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

American Standard Version
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

English Revised Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

World English Bible
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart -- joy.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
97:8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.
Study Bible
Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!
10Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart. 12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.…
Cross References
Esther 8:16
For the Jews there was light and gladness and joy and honor.

Job 22:28
"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.

Psalm 4:7
You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 37:6
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.

Psalm 64:10
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.

Psalm 112:4
Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
Treasury of Scripture

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

light

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, …

Esther 8:16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

Job 22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 60:1,2 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake …

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against …

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should …

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither …

sown

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy…

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption…

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

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