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Psalms 37:6

    Psalms 37:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.

    World English Bible

    he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Add he shall make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:6

    Thy righteousness as the light - As God said in the beginning, "Let there be light, and there was light;" so he shall say, Let thy innocence appear, and it will appear as suddenly and as evident as the light was at the beginning.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:6

    And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light - That is, if you are slandered; if your character is assailed, and seems for the thee to be under a cloud; if reproach comes upon you from the devices of wicked people in such a way that you cannot meet it - then, if you will commit the case to God, he will protect your character, and will cause the clouds to disperse, and all to be as clear in reference to your character and the motives of your conduct as the sun without a cloud. There are numerous cases in which a man cannot meet the assaults made on his reputation, in which he cannot trace to its source a slanderous accusation, in which he cannot immediately explain the circumstances which may have served to give the slanderous report an appearance of probability, but in which he may be perfectly conscious of innocence; and, in such cases, the only resource is to commit the whole matter to God. And there is nothing that may be more safely left with him; nothing that God will more certainly protect than the injured reputation of a good man. Under his administration things will ultimately work themselves right, and a man will have all the reputation which he deserves to have. But he who spends his life in the mere work of defending himself, will soon have a reputation that is not much worth defending. The true way for a man is to do his duty - to do right always - and then commit the whole to God.

    And thy judgment - Thy just sentence. That is, God will cause justice to be done to your character.

    As the noon-day - The original word here is in the dual form, and means properly "double-light;" that is, the strongest, brightest light. It means "noon," because the light is then most clear and bright. The idea is, that he will make your character perfectly clear and bright. No cloud will remain on it.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:6

    37:6 Judgment - It shall be as visible to men, as the light of the sun, at noon - day.