New American Standard Bible
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.
King James Bible
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
World English Bible
Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence. A Psalm by David.
Young's Literal Translation
Only -- the righteous give thanks to Thy name, The upright do dwell with Thy presence!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name - Unto thee.
(1) they will have occasion to do it;
(2) they will be disposed to do it.
They will not be unmindful of the favors conferred upon them; it will be a characteristic of them that they "will" be thankful.
The upright shall dwell in thy presence - They shall be under thy protection; they shall be admitted to thy favor; they shall dwell in thy dwelling-place.
(1) On earth they shall enjoy his favor - "as if" they abode with God.
(2) in heaven they will be permitted to dwell with him forever.
The general idea of the psalm is, that the poor, the persecuted, the afflicted, if righteous, shall enjoy the favor and protection of God. God is on their side, and not on the side of the wicked who oppress them. But then, people "should be righteous" in order that they may find the favor of God and dwell with him. There is no reason why a "poor" wicked man should enjoy the favor of God anymore than why a "rich" wicked man should. It is not poverty or riches that commend us to God; it is faith, and holiness, and love, and obedience, in the condition of life in which we are placed, be it in a cottage or a palace.
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For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.
I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
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