Psalm 97:8
Parallel Verses
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Zion heard, and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.

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.

Psalm 97:8 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Zion heard, and was glad - The good news came to Zion that all the idols of the pagan were confounded or were overcome: that is, that the Lord reigned. There was joy in Zion that the evils and abominations of idolatry were at an end, and that the worship of Yahweh had taken the place of idol-worship. The idea is, that the displacement of idols, or the fact that they had ceased to be worshipped, was a cause of joy to the worshippers of the true God. Whatever tends to remove the worship of idols from the world, and to extend and establish the worship of the living God, is an occasion of gladness.

And the daughters of Judah rejoiced ... - See the notes at Psalm 48:11. Woman has special occasion to rejoice in the spread of the true religion. It is that only which has lifted her from a state of deep degradation; which has elevated her to be a companion instead of a slave; which has made her the intelligent wife and mother, rather than the mere inmate of a harem.

Psalm 97:8 Parallel Commentaries

Righteous Hatred
The duty here enjoined is a general one to all God's people. We are to hate all evi--not some evils. It was said, you know, long ago, of certain professors, that they did "Compound for sins they were inclined to By damning those they had no mind to." And there are some, I dare say, at this day, who think others extremely guilty for committing iniquities which they do not care to commit, but they themselves commit other sins with which they deal very gently. O Christian, never take hold of sin, except
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Snares of Satan
The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man's behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour's mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. When there is no special effort made to resist his power, when indifference prevails
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

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