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Psalms 97:8

    Psalms 97:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Zion gave ear and was glad; and the daughters of Judah were full of joy, because of your decisions, O Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Zion heard and was glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, Because of thy judgments, O Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    Zion heard and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of your judgments, Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced; because of thy judgments, O LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 97:8

    Zion heard, and was glad - All the land of Israel, long desolated, heard of the judgments which God had shown among the enemies of his people.

    And the daughters of Judah - All the villages of the land - Zion as the mother, and all the villages in the country as her daughters, rejoice in the deliverance of God's people.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 97:8

    Zion heard, and was glad - The good news came to Zion that all the idols of the pagan were confounded or were overcome: that is, that the Lord reigned. There was joy in Zion that the evils and abominations of idolatry were at an end, and that the worship of Yahweh had taken the place of idol-worship. The idea is, that the displacement of idols, or the fact that they had ceased to be worshipped, was a cause of joy to the worshippers of the true God. Whatever tends to remove the worship of idols from the world, and to extend and establish the worship of the living God, is an occasion of gladness.

    And the daughters of Judah rejoiced ... - See the notes at Psalm 48:11. Woman has special occasion to rejoice in the spread of the true religion. It is that only which has lifted her from a state of deep degradation; which has elevated her to be a companion instead of a slave; which has made her the intelligent wife and mother, rather than the mere inmate of a harem.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 97:8

    97:8 Zion - Thy people dwelling in Zion or Jerusalem, to whom Christ came. Heard - The fame of thy judgments, and the setting up the kingdom of the Messiah.