Psalms 25:13

13 His soul shall 1abide in well-being, and his 2offspring 3shall inherit the land.

Psalms 25:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:13

His soul shall dwell at ease
Or in "goodness" F6, enjoying an affluence of good things, of spiritual blessings in Christ, in whom he dwells by faith; and where he has peace and safety, amidst all the troubles, afflictions, and exercises, he meets with; and where with godliness he has contentment, which is great gain indeed; for, though he may seem to have nothing, he possesses all things; and has all things given him richly to enjoy, even all things pertaining to life and godliness; and at death, when his soul is separated from his body, it shall enter into rest, and be in perfect peace; it shall lie in Abraham's bosom, and in the arms of Jesus, during the night of the grave, until the resurrection morn, when the body will be raised and united to it, and both will dwell in perfect happiness to all eternity;

and his seed shall inherit the earth;
that is, those who tread in the same steps, and fear the Lord as he does; these shall possess the good things of this world, which is theirs, in a comfortable way, as their Father's gift, as covenant mercies, and in love; though it may be but a small portion that they have of them; or rather they shall inherit the new heavens and earth, wherein will dwell only righteous persons, meek ones, and such as fear the Lord, ( Matthew 5:5 ) ( 2 Peter 3:13 ) ; and this they shall inherit for a thousand years, and afterwards the land afar off, the better country, the ultimate glory to all eternity.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (bwjb) "in bono", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius so Ainsworth.

Psalms 25:13 In-Context

11 For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Proverbs 1:33; Proverbs 19:23]
  • 2. Psalms 112:2
  • 3. See Psalms 37:9