Psalms 37:11

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

Psalms 37:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:11

But the meek shall inherit the earth
(See Gill on Psalms 37:9); of this character (See Gill on Psalms 22:26). Our Lord seems to refer to this passage in ( Matthew 5:5 ) ;

and shall delight themselves is the abundance of peace;
of spiritual peace enjoyed in a way of believing, arising from a comfortable view of interest in the blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and of all happiness and prosperity in the kingdom of Christ here on earth, at which time there will be abundance of peace, ( Psalms 72:7 ) ; or of eternal peace in the world to come, which will be a state of uninterrupted and unspeakable peace; see ( Psalms 37:37 ) ; all which afford inconceivable delight and pleasure; and therefore such have no need to fret and be envious at the fading happiness of wicked men.

Psalms 37:11 In-Context

9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.