Psalms 25:13

13 They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.

Psalms 25:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
ESV
13 His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.
NLT
13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land.
MSG
13 They settle down in a promising place; Their kids inherit a prosperous farm.
CSB
13 He will live a good life, and his descendants will 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 the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12 Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 30:15; S 1 Kings 3:14; S Job 8:7; Proverbs 19:23
  • 2. S Numbers 14:24; Matthew 5:5; Psalms 37:11