Psalm 97:11
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New International Version
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

World English Bible
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Light is sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart -- joy.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Light is sown for the righteous - The Divine light in the soul of man is a seed which takes root, and springs up and increases thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold. Gladness is also a seed: it is sown, and, if carefully improved and cultivated, will also multiply itself into thousands. Every grace of God is a seed which he intends should produce a thousand fold in the hearts of genuine believers. We do not so much require more grace from God, as the cultivation of what we have received. God will not give more, unless we improve what we have got. Remember the parable of the talents. Let the light and gladness be faithfully cultivated, and they will multiply themselves till the whole body shall be full of light, and the whole soul full of happiness. But it is the righteous only for whom the light is sown; and the upright in heart alone for whom the gladness is sown.

The words may also signify that, however distressed or persecuted the righteous and the upright may be, it shall not be always so. As surely as the grain that is sown in the earth shall vegetate, and bring forth its proper fruit in its season, so surely shall light - prosperity, and gladness - comfort and peace, be communicated to them. They also will spring up in due time.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

light

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...

sown

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...

Library
August 13. "Clouds and Darkness are Round About Him" (Ps. Xcvii. 2).
"Clouds and darkness are round about Him" (Ps. xcvii. 2). The presence of clouds upon your sky, and trials in your path, is the very best evidence that you are following the pillar of cloud, and walking in the presence of God. They had to enter the cloud before they could behold the glory of the transfiguration, and a little later that same cloud became the chariot to receive the ascending Lord, and it is still waiting as the chariot that will bring His glorious appearing. Still it is true that white
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

We Too are Thine.
"The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice."--Psalm 97:1. "Herr, unser Gott, mit Ehrfurcht dienen." [68]G. Tersteegen. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 Lord our God, in reverence lowly, The hosts of heaven call Thee "holy." From cherubim and seraphim, From angel phalanx, far extending, In fuller tones is still ascending The "holy, holy," of their hymn. The fount of joy Thou art, Ever filling every heart, Ever! ever! We too are Thine, and with them sing, "Thou, Lord, and only Thou art King." Lord,
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Being Made Archbishop of Armagh, He Suffers Many Troubles. Peace Being Made, from Being Archbishop of Armagh He Becomes Bishop of Down.
[Sidenote: 1129] 19. (12). Meanwhile[365] it happened that Archbishop Cellach[366] fell sick: he it was who ordained Malachy deacon, presbyter and bishop: and knowing that he was dying he made a sort of testament[367] to the effect that Malachy ought to succeed him,[368] because none seemed worthier to be bishop of the first see. This he gave in charge to those who were present, this he commanded to the absent, this to the two kings of Munster[369] and to the magnates of the land he specially enjoined
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Messiah Despised, and Rejected of Men
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief. T he heathen moralists, ignorant of the character and perfections of God, the true dignity and immorality of the soul, and the root and extent of human depravity, had no better foundation, for what they call virtue, than pride; no higher aim in their regulations, than the interests of society, and the conduct of civil life. They expressed, indeed, occasionally, some sentiments of a superior kind; but these, however just
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Esther 8:16
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Job 22:28
What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

Psalm 4:7
Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

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

Psalm 37:6
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

Psalm 64:10
The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!

Psalm 112:4
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

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