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Psalms 112:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [He is] gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Light arises in the darkness for the upright; [He is] gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To the upright there ariseth light in darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Risen—in darkness, is light to the upright, The gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Unto the vpright there ariseth light in the darknesse: hee [is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— To the upright light has sprung up in darkness: he is pitiful, and merciful, and righteous.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Unto the upright 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
there ariseth 2224
{2224} Prime
A primitive root; properly to irradiate (or shoot forth beams), that is, to rise (as the sun); specifically to appear (as a symptom of leprosy).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
light 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
in the darkness: 2822
{2822} Prime
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
[he is] gracious, 2587
{2587} Prime
From H2603; gracious.
and full of compassion, 7349
{7349} Prime
From H7355; compassionate.
and righteous. 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 112:4

_ _ light — figurative for relief (Psalms 27:1; Psalms 97:11).

_ _ the upright — are like God (Luke 6:36; Psalms 111:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 112:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 112:4

Darkness — In the troubles and calamities of life. He — The upright man.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 112:4

Unto the (c) upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

(c) The faithful in all their adversities know that all will go well with them for God will be merciful and just.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
there ariseth:

Psalms 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Job 11:17 And [thine] age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
Isaiah 50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Isaiah 58:10 And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday:
Micah 7:8-9 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me. ... I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

he is gracious:

Psalms 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
2 Corinthians 8:8-9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. ... For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 5:1-2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; ... And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Colossians 3:12-13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; ... Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.


Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, ... Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
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Jb 11:17. Ps 37:6; 97:11; 106:1. Is 50:10; 58:10. Mi 7:8. Mal 4:2. Lk 6:36. Jn 12:46. 2Co 8:8. Ep 4:32; 5:1, 9, 15. Col 3:12. Tit 2:11. 1Jn 2:29; 3:7, 10.

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