Psalm 97:8
New International Version
Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, LORD.

New Living Translation
Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the towns of Judah are glad because of your justice, O LORD!

English Standard Version
Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Zion hears and rejoices, and the towns of Judah exult because of Your judgments, O LORD.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
Zion hears and is glad, Judah's villages rejoice because of your judgments, LORD.

Contemporary English Version
When the people of Zion and of the towns of Judah hear that God brings justice, they will celebrate.

Good News Translation
The people of Zion are glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments, LORD.

International Standard Version
Zion hears and rejoices; the towns of Judah rejoice on account of your justice, LORD.

NET Bible
Zion hears and rejoices, the towns of Judah are happy, because of your judgments, O LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Zion heard and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of your judgments, LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Zion will hear and rejoice and the daughters of Yehuda will be glad because of your judgments, Lord Jehovah!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zion hears about this and rejoices. The people of Judah are delighted with your judgments, O LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced; Because of Thy judgments, O LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Thy judgments, O LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zion heard and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

American King James Version
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

American Standard Version
Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sion heard and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judea exulted, because of thy judgments, O Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sion heard, and was glad. And the daughters of Juda 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.

English Revised Version
Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced; because of thy judgments, O LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

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.
Study Bible
Let the Earth Rejoice
7All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols—worship Him, all you gods! 8Zion hears and rejoices, and the towns of Judah exult because of Your judgments, O LORD. 9For You, O LORD, are Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.…
Cross References
Psalm 48:11
Mount Zion is glad, the towns of Judah rejoice, on account of Your judgments.

Zephaniah 3:14
Sing for joy, O daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Treasury of Scripture

Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

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Psalm 48:11
Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

Isaiah 51:3
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Isaiah 52:7-10
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! …

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Psalm 52:6
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Psalm 58:10
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Revelation 18:20
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.







Lexicon
Zion
צִיּ֗וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

hears
שָׁמְעָ֬ה (šā·mə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

and rejoices,
וַתִּשְׂמַ֨ח ׀ (wat·tiś·maḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

and the towns
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

exult
וַ֭תָּגֵלְנָה (wat·tā·ḡê·lə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1523: To spin round, rejoice, fear

because of
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

Your judgments,
מִשְׁפָּטֶ֣יךָ (miš·pā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

O LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(8) Zion heard.--See Psalm 48:11, Note.

Verse 8. - Zion heard, and was glad (comp. Psalm 48:11). To Zion, the Church of God, the company of his saints, the theophany brings, not shame, but rejoicing. The Lord comes for their relief, for their deliverance, for their exaltation. And the daughters of Judah rejoiced. The"daughters of Judah" are the other cities of Judaea besides Jerusalem. In a Christian sense, they may be taken to represent the irregularly organized Churches, which will participate in the general joy of the faithful at Christ's final coming. Because of thy judgments, O Lord. It does not show any vindictive feeling, if the saints, persecuted so long, "rejoice" when an end is put to their sufferings by the final judgment of the wicked. 97:8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.
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