12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Other Translations of Psalm 97:12

New International Version

12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

English Standard Version

12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

The Message

12 So, God's people, shout praise to God, Give thanks to our Holy God!

New King James Version

12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

New Living Translation

12 May all who are godly rejoice in the Lord and praise his holy name!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 97:12

Commentary on Psalm 97:8-12

(Read Psalm 97:8-12)

The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.