New International Version
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
New Living Translation
May all who are godly rejoice in the LORD and praise his holy name!
English Standard Version
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
New American Standard Bible
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
King James Bible
Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous ones, and praise His holy name.
International Standard Version
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones! Give thanks at the mention of his holiness!
You godly ones, rejoice in the LORD! Give thanks to his holy name.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rejoice, righteous ones, in Lord Jehovah, and give thanks for the remembrance of his Holiness!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Find joy in the LORD, you righteous people. Give thanks to him as you remember how holy he is.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Be glad in the LORD, ye righteous; And give thanks to His holy name.
New American Standard 1977
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones;
And give thanks to His holy name.
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise 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.
Verse 12. - Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous. Such being the blessedness of the righteous, they are finally exhorted to "rejoice in the Lord," i.e. to show forth their gratitude to God in psalms and hymns of joy (comp. Psalm 32:11; Psalm 33:1-3), and to give thanks to him at the remembrance of his holiness; or rather, to give thanks to his holy memorial, which is the same as giving thanks to his Name (comp. Psalm 30:4, and the comment ad loc.).
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous,.... In the word of the Lord, as the Targum; in Christ, the essential Word, in his person, the greatness, glory, and fulness of it; in his righteousness, and in salvation by him, and that always; see Philippians 4:4,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness; of his essential holiness, as a divine Person, in which he is glorious, and which appears in all that he has done; and of the holiness of his nature and life, as man and Mediator, which are imputed to his people for their justification; and at the remembrance of that holiness which they have from him, and are made partakers of in sanctification: and at the remembrance of that perfect holiness which they shall have with him in heaven to all eternity. Holiness may also signify his faithfulness in the discharge of his work and office as Mediator, and in the fulfilment of his promises to his people; See Gill on Psalm 30:4.
Psalm 97:12 Additional Commentaries
Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!
…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.
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' "This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.
Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence.
Treasury of Scripture
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
at the remembrance. or, to the memorial
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