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New International Version
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’”
New Living Translation
May your priests be clothed in godliness; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
English Standard Version
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.
Berean Study Bible
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and Your saints shout for joy.
King James Bible
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
New King James Version
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.
New American Standard Bible
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And may Your godly ones sing for joy.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your godly ones sing for joy.
Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness; And let Thy godly ones sing for joy.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living), And let Your godly ones shout for joy.
Christian Standard Bible
May your priests be clothed with righteousness, and may your faithful people shout for joy.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and may Your godly people shout for joy.
American Standard Version
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; And let thy saints shout for joy.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your priests will wear righteousness and your righteous ones, glory.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy priests shall clothe themselves with righteousness; and thy saints shall exult.
Contemporary English Version
Let victory be like robes for the priests; let your faithful people celebrate and shout.
Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints rejoice.
Good News Translation
May your priests do always what is right; may your people shout for joy!
International Standard Version
May your priests be clothed with righteousness and may your godly ones shout for joy.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness; And let Thy saints shout for joy.
Literal Standard Version
Your priests put on righteousness, And Your pious ones cry aloud.
New American Bible
Your priests will be clothed with justice; your devout will shout for joy.”
May your priests be clothed with integrity! May your loyal followers shout for joy!
New Revised Standard Version
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your faithful shout for joy.
New Heart English Bible
Let your priest be clothed with righteousness. Let your faithful ones shout for joy."
World English Bible
Let your priest be clothed with righteousness. Let your saints shout for joy!"
Young's Literal Translation
Thy priests do put on righteousness, And Thy pious ones cry aloud.
Additional Translations ...
ContextRemember David's Affliction
…8Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. 9May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and Your saints shout for joy. 10For the sake of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.…
2 Chronicles 6:41
Now therefore, arise, O LORD God, and enter Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might. May Your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and may Your godly ones rejoice in goodness.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; justice was my robe and my turban.
Sing to the LORD, O you His saints, and praise His holy name.
When I sing praise to You my lips will shout for joy, along with my soul, which You have redeemed.
I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will sing out in joy.
Let the saints exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds.
Treasury of Scripture
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy.
Psalm 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
let thy saints
Psalm 35:26,27 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me…
Psalm 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
Psalm 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
Psalm 47:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
Ezra 3:11,12 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid…
Clothed with righteousness.--The original is "salvation," as below in Psalm 132:16, though the Hebrew word is slightly varied. This variation, however, is an almost positive proof that the psalmist, not the chronicler, is adopting words for his own purpose.
Possibly the priestly garments are mentioned, not only as symbolic of righteousness, but also as investing whoever possessed them, with supremacy political as well as religious. This is rendered more probable by the express mention of the diadem below (Psalm 132:18, see Note). "Whoever had these, the priestly paraphernalia, in his possession, had virtually the appointment to the office (high priest)" (Stanley, J. C. iii. 353). But if so, the Vulgate of the verse, in the form it has passed from the Breviary into Anglican worship, has amply recovered for the verse its larger and deeper spiritual intention: "Endue Thy ministers with righteousness, and make Thy chosen people joyful."
Saints--chasidim. Here very possibly technical of the party so called in the Maccabaean period. (See Note, Psalm 16:10.)Verse 9. - Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness. In 2 Chronicles the expression used is "with salvation" - salvation being the effect, whereof "righteousness" is the cause. And let thy saints shout for joy. 2 Chronicles has, "rejoice in goodness," i.e. rejoice in God's goodness to them. There is no other sufficient reason for great joy.
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewMay Your priests
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity
and Your saints
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious
shout for joy.
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7442: To give a ringing cry
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