Parallel Verses

Amplified

Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God].

New American Standard Bible

Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

King James Version

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Holman Bible

Light shines in the darkness for the upright.
He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.

International Standard Version

A light shines in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and just.

A Conservative Version

To the upright there arises light in the darkness. [He is] gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

American Standard Version

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: He is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

Bible in Basic English

For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity.

Darby Translation

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Zain A light has shined in the darkness upon the upright: Cheth Gracious and merciful and righteous.

Julia Smith Translation

Light arose in darkness to the upright: merciful and compassionate and just

King James 2000

Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[His] light rises in the darkness for the upright; [he is] gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Modern King James verseion

To the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious and full of pity and righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving and righteous.

NET Bible

In the darkness a light shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just.

New Heart English Bible

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.

The Emphasized Bible

Risen - in darkness, is light to the upright, The gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Webster

To the upright there ariseth light in darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

World English Bible

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, gracious, merciful, and righteous.

Youngs Literal Translation

Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זרח 
Zarach 
arise, rise, rise up, shine, up
Usage: 18

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

in the darkness
חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

he is gracious
חנּוּן 
Channuwn 
Usage: 13

and full of compassion
רחוּם 
Rachuwm 
Usage: 13

References

Hastings

Context Readings

The Path Of The Righteous And The Path Of The Wicked

3 Prosperity and welfare are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God]. 5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.


Cross References

Job 11:17

And [your] life shall be clearer than the noonday and rise above it; though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection].

John 12:46

I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.

Psalm 37:6

And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.

Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no shining splendor [in his heart]? Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God.

Isaiah 58:10

And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.

Micah 7:8-9

Rejoice not against me, O my enemy! When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light to me.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

Luke 6:36

So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].

2 Corinthians 8:8-9

I give this not as an order [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the zeal of others, the sincerity of your [own] love also.

Ephesians 4:32-2

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 5:9

For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life.

Ephesians 5:15

Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),

Colossians 3:12-13

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.

1 John 2:29

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father's will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [ God].

1 John 3:7

Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous.

1 John 3:10

By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).

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