New American Standard Bible
Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
King James Bible
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Zion heard, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.
World English Bible
Zion heard and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of your judgments, Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Zion hath heard and rejoiceth, And daughters of Judah are joyful, Because of Thy judgments, O Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Zion heard, and was glad - The good news came to Zion that all the idols of the pagan were confounded or were overcome: that is, that the Lord reigned. There was joy in Zion that the evils and abominations of idolatry were at an end, and that the worship of Yahweh had taken the place of idol-worship. The idea is, that the displacement of idols, or the fact that they had ceased to be worshipped, was a cause of joy to the worshippers of the true God. Whatever tends to remove the worship of idols from the world, and to extend and establish the worship of the living God, is an occasion of gladness.
And the daughters of Judah rejoiced ... - See the notes at Psalm 48:11. Woman has special occasion to rejoice in the spread of the true religion. It is that only which has lifted her from a state of deep degradation; which has elevated her to be a companion instead of a slave; which has made her the intelligent wife and mother, rather than the mere inmate of a harem.
The duty here enjoined is a general one to all God's people. We are to hate all evi--not some evils. It was said, you know, long ago, of certain professors, that they did "Compound for sins they were inclined to By damning those they had no mind to." And there are some, I dare say, at this day, who think others extremely guilty for committing iniquities which they do not care to commit, but they themselves commit other sins with which they deal very gently. O Christian, never take hold of sin, except …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
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Let Mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments.
Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!
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