2 Samuel 23:4
New International Version
he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.'

New Living Translation
is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without clouds, like the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain.'

English Standard Version
he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

Berean Study Bible
is like the light of the morning at sunrise of a cloudless dawn, the glistening after the rain on the sprouting grass of the earth.’

New American Standard Bible
Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'

King James Bible
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Christian Standard Bible
is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."

Contemporary English Version
is like the sunrise on a cloudless day, or like rain that sparkles on the grass."

Good News Translation
is like the sun shining on a cloudless dawn, the sun that makes the grass sparkle after rain."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
is like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, the glisten of rain on sprouting grass."

International Standard Version
He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.

NET Bible
is like the light of morning when the sun comes up, a morning in which there are no clouds. He is like the brightness after rain that produces grass from the earth.

New Heart English Bible
shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is like the morning light as the sun rises, like a morning without clouds, like the brightness after a rainstorm. The rain makes the grass grow from the earth.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, A morning without clouds; When through clear shining after rain, The tender grass springeth out of the earth.'

New American Standard 1977
Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as the light of the morning when the sun rises, of a morning shining forth without clouds, as the shining forth through light rain upon the tender grass of the earth:

King James 2000 Bible
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.

American King James Version
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

American Standard Version
He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass'springeth out of the earth, Through clear shining after rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, shineth in the morning without clouds, and as the grass springeth out of the earth by rain.

Darby Bible Translation
And [he shall be] as the light or the morning, [like] the rising of the sun, A morning without clouds; [When] from the sunshine, after rain, The green grass springeth from the earth.

English Revised Version
He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, a morning without clouds; when the tender grass springeth out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

World English Bible
shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'

Young's Literal Translation
And as the light of morning he riseth, A morning sun -- no clouds! By the shining, by the rain, Tender grass of the earth!
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David's Last Song
3The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, ‘He who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God, 4is like the light of the morning at sunrise of a cloudless dawn, the glistening after the rain on the sprouting grass of the earth.’ 5Is not my house right with God? For He has established with me an everlasting covenant, ordered and secured in every part. Will He not bring about my full salvation and my every desire?…
Cross References
Judges 5:31
So may all your enemies perish, O LORD, But may those who love You shine like the sun at its brightest. And the land had rest for forty years.

Psalm 72:6
May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Isaiah 18:4
For this is what the LORD has told me: "I will quietly look on from My dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."

Malachi 4:2
"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and leap like calves from the stall.

Treasury of Scripture

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

as the light

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him …

Psalm 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

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

Isaiah 60:1,3,18-20 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Hosea 6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Luke 1:78,79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on …

John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all …

mourning

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

tender

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the …

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …







Lexicon
is like the light
וּכְא֥וֹר (ū·ḵə·’ō·wr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

of the morning
בֹּ֖קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

at sunrise
שָׁ֑מֶשׁ (šā·meš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

of a cloudless
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

dawn,
בֹּ֚קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

the glistening
מִנֹּ֥גַהּ (min·nō·ḡah)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5051: Brilliancy

after the rain
מִמָּטָ֖ר (mim·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

on the sprouting grass
דֶּ֥שֶׁא (de·še)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1877: A sprout, grass

of the earth.’
מֵאָֽרֶץ׃ (mê·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(4) A morning without clouds.--This description of the blessings of the ideally perfect government is closely connected with the Divine promise made through Nathan (2 Samuel 7). David recognises that the ruler of God's people must be just, and here, as in Psalms 72, the highest blessings are depicted as flowing from such a government. David knew far too much of the evil of his own heart and of the troubles in his household to suppose that his ideal could be perfectly realised in any other of his descendants than in Him who should "crush the serpent's head "and win the victory over the powers of evil. The sense of the verse will be made clearer by the following translation: "And as the light of the morning when the sun ariseth, a morning without clouds; as by means of sunlight and by means of rain the tender grass grows from the earth:--is not my house so with God?"

23:1-7 These words of David are very worthy of regard. Let those who have had long experience of God's goodness, and the pleasantness of heavenly wisdom, when they come to finish their course, bear their testimony to the truth of the promise. David avows his Divine inspiration, that the Spirit of God spake by him. He, and other holy men, spake and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. In many things he had his own neglect and wrong conduct to blame. But David comforted himself that the Lord had made with him an everlasting covenant. By this he principally intended the covenant of mercy and peace, which the Lord made with him as a sinner, who believed in the promised Saviour, who embraced the promised blessing, who yielded up himself to the Lord, to be his redeemed servant. Believers shall for ever enjoy covenant blessings; and God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, shall be for ever glorified in their salvation. Thus pardon, righteousness, grace, and eternal life, are secured as the gift of God through Jesus Christ. There is an infinite fulness of grace and all blessings treasured up in Christ, for those who seek his salvation. This covenant was all David's salvation, he so well knew the holy law of God and the extent of his own sinfulness, that he perceived what was needful for his own case in this salvation. It was therefore all his desire. In comparison, all earthly objects lost their attractions; he was willing to give them up, or to die and leave them, that he might enjoy full happiness, Ps 73:24-28. Still the power of evil, and the weakness of his faith, hope, and love, were his grief and burden. Doubtless he would have allowed that his own slackness and want of care were the cause; but the hope that he should soon be made perfect in glory, encouraged him in his dying moments.
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