Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.

New American Standard Bible

Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'

King James Version

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Holman Bible

is like the morning light when the sun rises
on a cloudless morning,
the glisten of rain on sprouting grass.”

A Conservative Version

[he shall be] as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, [when] the tender grass [springs] out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.

American Standard Version

He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass'springeth out of the earth, Through clear shining after rain.

Amplified

He dawns on them like the morning light when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, when the tender grass springs out of the earth through clear shining after rain.

Bible in Basic English

It is as the light of the morning, when the sun comes up, a morning without clouds; making young grass come to life from the earth

Darby Translation

And he shall be as the light or the morning, like the rising of the sun, A morning without clouds; When from the sunshine, after rain, The green grass springeth from the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And as the light of the morning when the sun rises, of a morning shining forth without clouds, as the shining forth through light rain upon the tender grass of the earth:

Julia Smith Translation

And as the light of the morning the sun will rise: the morning not dense; from the shining of the rain bringing forth herbage from the earth.

King James 2000

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Modern King James verseion

is as the light of the morning, as the sun rises, a morning without clouds. The tender grass springs out of the earth through shining after rain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

shall be as the morning light, when the sun shineth in a morning in which are no clouds to let the brightness; and as the grass of the earth is by the virtue of the rain.'

NET Bible

is like the light of morning when the sun comes up, a morning in which there are no clouds. He is like the brightness after rain that produces grass from the earth.

New Heart English Bible

shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'

The Emphasized Bible

Is even as the light of the morning when ariseth the sun, - A morning, without clouds, As from brightness, and from rain, the fresh shoots out of the earth.

Webster

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

World English Bible

shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'

Youngs Literal Translation

And as the light of morning he riseth, A morning sun -- no clouds! By the shining, by the rain, Tender grass of the earth!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he shall be as the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

of the morning
בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

when the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

זרח 
Zarach 
arise, rise, rise up, shine, up
Usage: 18

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214


Usage: 0

עב 
`ab 
Usage: 32

as the tender grass
דּשׁא 
Deshe' 
Usage: 15

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נגהּ 
Nogahh 
Usage: 19

References

Hastings

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Context Readings

David Extols Yahweh

3 The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing. 4 He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower. 5 Is not my dynasty like this with God? Has he not made an eternal covenant with me, preparing every detail of it? And he has made it secure, including my complete salvation, has he not? He has been of continual help, has he not, even with respect to all of my desires?


Cross References

Judges 5:31

"May all of your enemies perish like this, LORD! But may those who love him be like the ascending sun in its strength!" Then the land enjoyed quiet for 40 years.

Psalm 72:6

May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.

Psalm 89:36

His dynasty will last forever and his throne will be like the sun before me.

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter until the full light of day.

Hosea 6:5

Therefore I cut them to pieces by the prophets, killing them by the words from my mouth. The verdict against you shines like a beacon.

Deuteronomy 32:2

May my instructions descend like rain and may my words flow like dew, as light rain upon the grass, and as showers upon new plants.

Psalm 110:3

Your soldiers are willing volunteers on your day of battle; in majestic holiness, from the womb, from the dawn, the dew of your youth belongs to you.

Isaiah 4:2

"At that time, the LORD's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel and Judah.

Isaiah 60:1

"Arise, shine! For your light has come; the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Isaiah 60:3

Nations will come to your light, and kings before your dawn.

Isaiah 60:18-20

Then violence will no longer be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you'll call your walls "Salvation', and your gates "Praise'.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

Micah 5:7

The survivors of Jacob will live among many nations, as dew from the LORD, as showers upon the grass. They will look to no one, and will place no hope in human beings.

Malachi 4:2

But the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in its light for those who fear my name. You will go out and leap like calves released from their stalls

Luke 1:78-79

Because of the tender mercy of our God, his light from on high has visited us,

John 1:7

He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him.

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