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Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Amplified


Light arises in the darkness for the upright;
He is gracious and compassionate and righteous (upright—in right standing with God).

Darby Translation

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is 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 A store of wealth will be in his house, and his righteousness will be for ever. 4 For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity. 5 All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged.


Cross References

Job 11:17

And your life will be brighter than day; though it is dark, it will become like the morning.

Psalm 97:11

Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy.

John 12:46

I have come as a light into the world, so that no one who has faith in me will go on living in the dark.

Psalm 37:6

And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.

Psalm 106:1

Let the Lord be praised. O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

Isaiah 50:10

Who among you has the fear of the Lord, giving ear to the voice of his servant who has been walking in the dark and has no light? Let him put his faith in the name of the Lord, looking to his God for support.

Isaiah 58:10

And if you give your bread to those in need of it, so that the troubled one may have his desire; then you will have light in the dark, and your night will be as the full light of the sun:

Micah 7:8-9

Do not be glad because of my sorrow, O my hater: after my fall I will be lifted up; when I am seated in the dark, the Lord will be a light to me.

Malachi 4:2

But to you who give worship to my name, the sun of righteousness will come up with new life in its wings; and you will go out, playing like young oxen full of food.

Luke 6:36

Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity.

2 Corinthians 8:8-9

I am not giving you an order, but using the ready mind of others as a test of the quality of your love.

Ephesians 4:32-2

And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.

Ephesians 5:9

(Because the fruit of the light is in all righteousness and in everything which is good and true),

Ephesians 5:15

Take care then how you are living, not as unwise, but as wise;

Colossians 3:12-13

As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,

1 John 2:29

If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.

1 John 3:7

My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright;

1 John 3:10

In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God.

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