New American Standard Bible
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
King James Bible
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice in Jehovah, and be glad, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye upright in heart.
World English Bible
Be glad in Yahweh, and rejoice, you righteous! Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!
Young's Literal Translation
Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous, And sing, all ye upright of heart!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Be glad in the Lord - Rejoice in the Lord. Rejoice that there is a God; rejoice that he is such as he is; rejoice in his favor; find your joy - your supreme joy - in him. Compare Philippians 3:1, note; Philippians 4:4, note.
Ye righteous - You who are willing to go to him and confess your sins; you who are willing to serve and obey him. See the notes at Psalm 32:6. The meaning is, that those who are disposed to confess their sins, and are willing to submit to him without being compelled by force, as the horse and the mule are, will find occasion for rejoicing. They will find a God who is worthy of their love, and they will find true happiness in him.
And shout for joy - Give expression to your joy. Let it not remain merely in the heart; but give it utterance in the language of song. If any of the dwellers on earth have occasion for the loud utterances of praise, they are those who are redeemed; whose sins are forgiven; who have the hope of heaven. If there is any occasion when the heart should be full of joy, and when the lips should give forth loud utterances of praise, it is when one pressed down with the consciousness of guilt, and overwhelmed with the apprehensions of wrath, makes confession to God, and secures the hope of heaven.
All ye that are upright in heart - That is, who are sincere in your confession of sin, and in your desires to secure the favor of God. Such have occasion for joy, for to such God will show himself merciful, as He did to the psalmist when He made confession of sin; to such God will give the tokens of his favor, and the hope of heaven, as he did to him. The experience of the psalmist, therefore, as recorded in this psalm, should be full of encouragement to all who are burdened with a sense of sin. Warned by his experience, they should not attempt to conceal their transgressions in their own bosom, but they should go at once, as he was constrained at last to go, and make full and free confession to God. So doing, they will find that God is not slow to pardon them, and to fill their hearts with peace, and their lips with praise.
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
Epistle Xlvi. To Isacius, Bishop of Jerusalem .
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.
But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
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