But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
But let the godly rejoice. Let them be glad in God’s presence. Let them be filled with joy.
When the righteous see God in action they'll laugh, they'll sing, they'll laugh and sing for joy.
But let the upright be glad; let them have delight before God; let them be full of joy.
But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.
But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
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1 tn By placing the subject first the psalmist highlights the contrast between God’s ecstatic people and his defeated enemies (vv. 1-2).
2 tn Heb “and they are happy with joy” (cf. NEB). Some translate the prefixed verbal forms of v. 3 as jussives, “Let the godly be happy, let them rejoice before God, and let them be happy with joy!” (Cf. NASB, NIV, NRSV; note the call to praise in v. 4.)