New American Standard Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
King James Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Darby Bible Translation
And he is as a bridegroom going forth from his chamber; he rejoiceth as a strong man to run the race.
World English Bible
which is as a bridegroom coming out of his room, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
Young's Literal Translation
And he, as a bridegroom, goeth out from his covering, He rejoiceth as a mighty one To run the path.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber - That is, when he rises in the morning. He rises from the darkness of the night, and comes forth as the bridegroom comes out of the chamber where he has slept. The allusion is to the bright, and joyful, and cheerful aspect of the rising sun. The image of the bridegroom is employed because we associate with a bridegroom the idea of hilarity, cheerfulness, joy. The essential image is that the sun seems to rise from a night of repose, as man does in the morning, and that after such a night of repose he goes forth with cheerfulness and alacrity to the employments of the day. The figure is an obvious but a very beautiful one, though there is a transition from the image employed in the previous verse, where the sun is represented as dwelling in a tent or tabernacle fitted up for it in the heavens. In the next member of the sentence the figure is again changed, by his being represented as a man prepared to run a race.
And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race - As a man who is vigorous and powerful, when he enters on a race. He is girded for it; he summons all his strength; he seems to exult in the idea of putting his strength to the test, and starting off on his career. Compare the note at 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. The same comparison which is employed here occurs in the Zendavesta, ii. 106. DeWette. The idea is that the sun seems to have a long journey before him, and puts forth all his vigour, exulting in the opportunity of manifesting that vigour, and confident of triumphing in the race.
Library"The Sun of Righteousness"
WE SHOULD FEEL QUITE JUSTIFIED in applying the language of the 19th Psalm to our Lord Jesus Christ from the simple fact that he is so frequently compared to the sun; and especially in the passage which we have given you as our second text, wherein he is called "the Sun of Righteousness." But we have a higher justification for such a reading of the passage, for it will be in your memories that, in the 10th chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul, slightly altering the words of this …
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Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
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