Psalms 37:39

39 The Lord saves the righteous and protects them in times of trouble.

Psalms 37:39 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:39

But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the Lord
Both their temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation; particularly the latter, which is originally of the Lord, and springs from the thoughts, purposes, and resolutions of his heart: it is of him freely, of his rich grace and abundant mercy; and it is of him fully and completely; it is an entire salvation of soul and body; includes all blessings of grace and glory in it; it is to the uttermost, and from all sin, and every enemy; and it is of him only; there is no salvation in any other; and the glory of it is to be ascribed to him, even to Jehovah, Father, Son, and Spirit; for all the three divine Persons have a concern in it: the determination, contrivance, and settlement of it, is of Jehovah the Father; the impetration or effecting of it is of Jehovah the Son; and the application of it is of Jehovah the Spirit; (See Gill on Psalms 3:8);

[he is] their strength in the time of trouble;
by reason of the hidings of God's face, the temptations of Satan, the prevalence of corruptions, the weakness of grace, and the many afflictions that befall them from God and men; the Lord he is their strong hold and munition of rocks, whither they, betake themselves, and find help, protection, and safety; he puts underneath everlasting arms, bears them up, and upholds them with the right hand of his righteousness; and is the strength of their hearts, of their lives, and of their salvation.

Psalms 37:39 In-Context

37 Notice good people, observe the righteous; peaceful people have descendants,
38 but sinners are completely destroyed, and their descendants are wiped out.
39 The Lord saves the righteous and protects them in times of trouble.
40 He helps them and rescues them; he saves them from the wicked, because they go to him for protection.