Psalms 37:22

22 for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:22 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:22

For [such as be] blessed of him
Not of the righteous man; for he blesses them that curse and persecute him, and despitefully use him; but of the Lord, as the Syriac version expresses it; or by the Word of the Lord, as the Targum; both in a providential way, for it is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and puts into a capacity to give to others; and in a way of grace, with an interest in God as a covenant God in Christ; and with the blessings of grace in him, with a justifying righteousness, pardon of sin, and a right to eternal glory. The Septuagint version, and those that follow that, render the words actively, "such as bless him"; either such as bless the righteous, who are blessed also, ( Genesis 12:3 ) ; or rather such as bless the Lord, as the righteous do, for all their blessings temporal and spiritual they receive from him; these

shall inherit the earth; (See Gill on Psalms 37:9);

and [they that be] cursed of him;
not of the righteous man, but of the Lord, according to the tenor of his righteous law, which they have broken:

shall be cut off;
out of the land of the living; many of them in the midst of their days, and shall everlastingly perish.

Psalms 37:22 In-Context

20 But the wicked perish, and the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.
21 The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving;
22 for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
23 Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when he delights in our way;
24 though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.