Compare Translations for Psalm 112:4

Psalm 112:4 ASV
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [He is] gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 BBE
For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity.
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Psalm 112:4 CEB
They shine in the dark for others who do right. They are merciful, compassionate, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 CJB
To the upright he shines like a light in the dark, merciful, compassionate and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 RHE
(111-4) To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just.
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Psalm 112:4 ESV
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 GW
Light will shine in the dark for a decent person. He is merciful, compassionate, and fair.
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Psalm 112:4 GNT
Light shines in the darkness for good people, for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
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Psalm 112:4 HNV
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, Gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 CSB
Light shines in the darkness for the upright. He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 KJV
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 LEB
[His] light rises in the darkness for the upright; [he is] gracious and compassionate and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 NAS
Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 NCV
A light shines in the dark for honest people, for those who are merciful and kind and good.
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Psalm 112:4 NIRV
Even in the darkness light shines on honest people. It shines on those who are kind and tender and godly.
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Psalm 112:4 NIV
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.
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Psalm 112:4 NKJV
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 NLT
When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 NRS
They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 RSV
Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 DBY
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 MSG
Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people - God's grace and mercy and justice!
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Psalm 112:4 WBT
To the upright there ariseth light in darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 TMB
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious and full of compassion and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 TNIV
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 WEB
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, Gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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Psalm 112:4 WYC
Light is risen up in darknesses to rightful men; the Lord is merciful in will, and a merciful doer, and rightful. (Light riseth up in the darkness for the upright; the Lord is merciful in will, a giver of mercy, and fair to all.)
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Psalm 112:4 YLT
Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
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Psalms 112 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 112

The blessedness of the righteous.

- We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children's children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world's possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord's example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.

Psalms 112 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 112

Psalms 112:1-10 . This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Psalms 111:10 , presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly.

1. True fear produces obedience and this happiness.

2, 3. Temporal blessings follow the service of God, exceptions occurring only as they are seen by God to be inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better.

4. light--figurative for relief ( Psalms 27:1 , 97:11 ).
the upright--are like God ( Luke 6:36 , Psalms 111:4 ).

5-9. Generosity, sound judgment in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

6. not be moved--(compare Psalms 13:4 , 15:5 ).

8. heart is established--or, firm in right principles.
see his desire--( Psalms 50:23 , 54:7 ).

10. Disappointed in their malevolent wishes by the prosperity of the pious, the wicked are punished by the working of their evil passions, and come to naught.