Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
“Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing.
Then those who are righteous, like the sun when it bursts through the clouds which have hidden it, shall shine forth through the world of evil, dissipating the darkness of sin which has obscured the good and veiled the true glory of their righteousness, in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to be hearing, let him be hearing.
Then the good will shine out like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. The man who has ears should use them!
Then the upright will shine out like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears listen!
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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