Psalm 37:6

ESV He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
NIV He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
NASB He will bring out your righteousness as the light, And your judgment as the noonday.
CSB making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
NLT He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
KJV And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

What does Psalm 37:6 mean?

If we trust in the Lord (Psalm 37:3), delight in Him (Psalm 37:4), and give over our burdens to Him (Psalm 37:5), He will vindicate us (Romans 8:28–30). He will show the trusting believer's righteousness as clearly as brilliant light reveals everything it shines on (Romans 8:18). The believer's vindication will be as clear to everyone as the brightest time of day. Even if that victory must wait until judgment day (Revelation 6:9–11), it is still guaranteed (2 Peter 3:10).

In the book of Job, the title character spends most of the book getting bad advice from his "friends," one of whom is Zophar. Grossly misinterpreting what has happened, Zophar tells Job he needs to repent. That assumption is wrong—Job was innocent—but Zophar's conclusion about the end result of a righteous life is correct: "Your life will be brighter than the noonday, its darkness will be like the morning" (Job 11:17).

Isaiah 58:8 similarly associates a righteous life with light that breaks out like the dawn. Jesus also linked good works and light. He told His followers, "You are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14) and instructed them: "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" (Mathew 5:16).
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