New International Version
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
King James Bible
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
World English Bible
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There ariseth light in the darkness - The upright are always happy; and when tribulations come, God lifts up the light of his countenance upon him, and causes all occurences to work together for his good.
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous - He enjoys the favor of God; that grace makes him compassionate; and in the general tenor of his conduct he is righteous. From these principles he shows favor (Psalm 112:5) to him that needs it; that is, to the real poor he gives of his substance; and others he obliges by lending, they not being utterly in want, but standing in need only of a little present help. But he takes heed to whom he gives and to whom he lends; that in the first case his bounty may be well applied, and in the second he may not oblige the person who only seeks, under the notion of a loan, to appropriate the money borrowed. To prevent evils of this kind he acts prudently, and guides his affairs with discretion, Psalm 112:5.
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LibraryLetter viii (Circa A. D. 1130) to Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor
To Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor He praises Gilbert, who practised poverty in the station of Bishop. The report of your conduct has spread far and wide, and has given to those whom it has reached an odour of great sweetness. The love of riches is extinct; what sweetness results! charity reigns; what a delight to all! All recognise you for a truly wise man, who has trodden under foot the great enemy with true wisdom; and this is most worthy of your name and of your priesthood. It was …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
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