2 Samuel 23:4

“And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the Sunne riseth, euen a morning, without cloudes; as the tender grasse springing out of the earth by cleare shining after raine:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is as the light of the morning {when} the sun rises, A morning without clouds, {When} the tender grass {springs} out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`He shall be' as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, A morning without clouds, `When' the tender grass `springeth' out of the earth, Through clear shining after rain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is as the light of the morning, when the sun comes up, a morning without clouds; making young grass come to life from the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And [he shall be] as the light or the morning, [like] the rising of the sun, A morning without clouds; [When] from the sunshine, after rain, The green grass springeth from the earth.
- Darby Bible

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
- Webster's Bible

shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'
- World English Bible

And as the light of morning he riseth, A morning sun -- no clouds! By the shining, by the rain, Tender grass of the earth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, a morning without clouds; when through clear shining after rain, the tender grass springeth out of the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 23:4


23:4 Shall be - These words are a farther description of the king's duty, which is not only to rule with justice and piety, but also with sweetness, and gentleness, and condescension to the infirmities of his people; to render his government as acceptable to them, as is the sun - shine in a clear morning, or the tender grass which springs out of the earth by the warm beams of the sun after the rain.


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