Psalms 37:6

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

Psalms 37:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
ESV
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
NLT
6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
MSG
6 He'll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.
CSB
6 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.

Psalms 37:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:6

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light
That is, the good man having committed his cause to him that judgeth righteously, he will, in his own time, clearly make it appear that it is a righteous one, both to himself and others, in whatsoever obscurity it may have lain;

and thy judgment as the noonday;
the same as before, unless rather the righteousness of Christ, which is the believer's by imputation, and is a justifying one in the judgment of God, should be meant; see ( Micah 7:9 ) ; and the phrases may denote not barely the revelation of it in the Gospel, but the more clear manifestation of it to the believer himself, from faith to faith; or as it will be still more clearly revealed and declared at the day of judgment, when those who are clothed with it shall shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father, and be clear of all those charges and imputations which they have lain under in this life.

Psalms 37:6 In-Context

4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 18:24; Psalms 103:17; Psalms 112:3; Micah 7:9
  • 2. S Job 11:17