Psalms 37 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 37


Psalms 37:1

Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

Psalms 37:2

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.

Psalms 37:3

Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.

Psalms 37:4

Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

Psalms 37:5

Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

Psalms 37:6

And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.

Psalms 37:7

Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalms 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, [it tendeth] only to evil-doing.

Psalms 37:9

For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.

Psalms 37:10

For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

Psalms 37:11

But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalms 37:12

The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

Psalms 37:13

The Lord will laugh at him; For he seeth that his day is coming.

Psalms 37:14

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.

Psalms 37:15

Their sword shall enter into their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.

Psalms 37:16

Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalms 37:17

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

Psalms 37:18

Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; And their inheritance shall be for ever.

Psalms 37:19

They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Psalms 37:20

But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.

Psalms 37:21

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

Psalms 37:22

For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land; And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:23

A man’s goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.

Psalms 37:24

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalms 37:25

I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.

Psalms 37:26

All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed.

Psalms 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

Psalms 37:28

For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:29

The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell therein for ever.

Psalms 37:30

The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice.

Psalms 37:31

The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.

Psalms 37:32

The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him.

Psalms 37:33

Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.

Psalms 37:34

Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Psalms 37:35

I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

Psalms 37:36

But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Psalms 37:37

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; For there is a [happy] end to the man of peace.

Psalms 37:38

As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; The end of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:39

But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

Psalms 37:40

And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them; He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them, Because they have taken refuge in him.

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