Psalm 94:15
New International Version
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

New Living Translation
Judgment will again be founded on justice, and those with virtuous hearts will pursue it.

English Standard Version
for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Berean Study Bible
Surely judgment will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

King James Bible
But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

New King James Version
But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

New American Standard Bible
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

NASB 1995
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

NASB 1977
For judgment will again be righteous; And all the upright in heart will follow it.

Amplified Bible
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

Christian Standard Bible
for the administration of justice will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for justice will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

American Standard Version
For judgment shall return unto righteousness; And all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because judgment returns after The Righteous One, and after him all the upright of heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
until righteousness return to judgment, and all the upright in heart shall follow it. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
Justice and fairness will go hand in hand, and all who do right will follow along.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.

English Revised Version
For judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Good News Translation
Justice will again be found in the courts, and all righteous people will support it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The decisions of judges will again become fair, and everyone whose motives are decent will pursue justice.

International Standard Version
Righteousness will be restored with justice, and all the pure of heart will follow it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For right shall return unto justice, And all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Literal Standard Version
For judgment turns back to righteousness, And after it all the upright of heart.

NET Bible
For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be vindicated.

New Heart English Bible
For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.

World English Bible
For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.

Young's Literal Translation
For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all the upright of heart,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
14For the LORD will not forsake His people; He will never abandon His heritage. 15Surely judgment will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. 16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against the workers of iniquity?…

Cross References
Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are His throne's foundation.

Psalm 125:4
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to the upright in heart.

Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.

Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were hewn.

Micah 7:9
Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the rage of the LORD, until He argues my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His righteousness.


Treasury of Scripture

But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

but

Psalm 94:2,3
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud…

Psalm 7:8,9
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me…

Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

and all

Psalm 37:5-7,34
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass…

Psalm 125:4,5
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts…

Job 17:9
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

shall follow it.









(15) But.--Better, For; literally, for to righteousness judgment shall turn, and after it all upright in heart--i.e., there shall no longer be the seeming contradiction in things. God's righteousness will triumph over the injustice under which Israel groans; His ways will be vindicated, so that all the upright in heart will acknowledge that "there is a reward for the righteous, a God who judges in the earth" (Psalm 58:11). Luther's fine paraphrase, "For Right must, whatever happens, remain Right," expresses the feeling; but, better still, the question, "Shall not the Lord of all the earth do right?" The phrase, "shall after it," is a common one for expressing attachment and adherence to a party or cause (Exodus 23:2; 2Samuel 2:10; Psalm 49:13), and specially of adherence to Jehovah (1Samuel 12:14; 1Kings 14:8). . . . Verse 15. - But judgment shall return unto righteousness. "Judgment," i.e. God's actual award of good and evil upon the earth, which has seemed to be divorced from justice, while the ungodly have prospered and the pious been afflicted (vers. 3-6), shall in the end "return unto righteousness," i.e. once more, evidently, conform to it and coincide with it. And all the upright in heart shall follow it; i.e. "and then all honest hearted men shall recognize the fact, see it, and rejoice in it."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

judgment
צֶ֭דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

will again
יָשׁ֣וּב (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

be righteous,
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the upright
יִשְׁרֵי־ (yiš·rê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in heart
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

will follow it.
וְ֝אַחֲרָ֗יו (wə·’a·ḥă·rāw)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part


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