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Psalms 97:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Light is sown [like seed] for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Light, is sown for the righteous one, And, for the upright in heart, rejoicing:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Light [is] sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart—joy.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Light is sowen for the righteous: and gladnesse for the vpright in heart.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Light is sprung up for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Light 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
is sown 2232
{2232} Prime
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
for the righteous, 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
and gladness 8057
{8057} Prime
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
for the upright 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
in heart. 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 97:10-12.

Psalms 97:11

_ _ sown — to spring forth abundantly for such, who alone can and well may rejoice in the holy government of their sovereign Lord (compare Psalms 30:4; Psalms 32:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 97:8-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 97:11

Light — Joy and happiness. Sown — Is laid up for them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 97:11

(i) Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

(i) Though God's deliverance does not appear suddenly, yet it is sown and laid up in store for them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth 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 honour.
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth.
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: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth 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, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. ... He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. ... Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
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