Psalm 97:11
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English Standard Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

King James Bible
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

American Standard Version
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

English Revised Version
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Again we have nothing but echoes of the older literature: Psalm 97:4 equals Psalm 77:19; Psalm 97:4, cf. Psalm 77:17; Psalm 97:5, cf. Micah 1:4; Psalm 97:5, cf. Micah 4:13; Psalm 97:6 equals Psalm 50:6; Psalm 97:6, cf. Isaiah 35:2; Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 52:10; Isaiah 66:18. The poet goes on to describe that which is future with historical certainty. That which Psalm 77:19 says of the manifestation of God in the earlier times he transfers to the revelation of God in the last time. The earth sees it, and begins to tremble in consequence of it. The reading ותּחל, according to Hitzig (cf. Ew. ֗232, b) traditional, is, however, only an error of pointing that has been propagated; the correct reading is the reading of Heidenheim and Baer, restored according to MSS, ותּחל (cf. 1 Samuel 31:3), like ותּבן, ותּקם, ותּרם, and ותּשׂם. The figure of the wax is found even in Psalm 68:3; and Jahve is also called "Lord of the whole earth" in Zechariah 4:14; Zechariah 6:5. The proclamation of the heavens is an expression of joy, Psalm 96:11. They proclaim the judicial strictness with which Jahve, in accordance with His promises, carries out His plan of salvation, the realization of which has reached its goal in the fact that all men see the glory of God.

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Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Esther 8:16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

Job 22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Isaiah 60:1,2 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest...

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me...

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...


Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption...

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

Cross References
Esther 8:16
The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor.

Job 22:28
You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

Psalm 4:7
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 37:6
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Psalm 64:10
Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!

Psalm 112:4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

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