New International Version
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
King James Bible
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Darby Bible Translation
But the path of the righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the day be fully come.
World English Bible
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.
Young's Literal Translation
And the path of the righteous is as a shining light, Going and brightening till the day is established,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the path of the just - The path of the wicked is gloomy, dark, and dangerous; that of the righteous is open, luminous, and instructive. This verse contains a fine metaphor; it refers to the sun rising above the horizon, and the increasing twilight, till his beams shine full upon the earth. The original, הולך ואור עד נכון היום holech vaor ad nechon haiyom, may be translated, "going and illuminating unto the prepared day." This seems plainly to refer to the progress of the rising sun while below the horizon; and the gradual increase of the light occasioned by the reflection of his rays by means of the atmosphere, till at last he is completely elevated above the horizon, and then the prepared day has fully taken place, the sun having risen at the determined time. So, the truly wise man is but in his twilight here below; but he is in a state of glorious preparation for the realms of everlasting light; till at last, emerging from darkness and the shadows of death, he is ushered into the full blaze of endless felicity. Yet previously to his enjoyment of this glory, which is prepared for him, he is going - walking in the commandments of his God blameless; and illuminating - reflecting the light of the salvation which he has received on all those who form the circle of his acquaintance.
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'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Two Paths
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
2 Samuel 23:4
he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.'
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.
They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
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