Psalms 36:10

10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalms 36:10 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts.
The Message Bible (MSG)
10 Keep on loving your friends; do your work in welcoming hearts.
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 Oh continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee, And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
10 Continue to show your mercy to those who know you and your righteousness to those whose motives are decent.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
10 Spread Your faithful love over those who know You, and Your righteousness over the upright in heart.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
10 Keep on loving those who know you. Keep on doing right to those whose hearts are honest.

Psalms 36:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 36:10

O continue thy lovingkindness to them that know thee
That is, spiritually and experimentally; and such are they that trust in him and love him: and these are the objects of the love of God; not that their knowledge, faith, or love, are the cause of his love to them; but these things describe and point at manifestly the objects of it; and this request regards the open discovery of it unto them: for the love of God itself always continues, though the manifestations of it are not always the same; and it is for the enlargement and continuance of them the psalmist here prays: for it may be rendered, "draw out thy lovingkindness" F7; that is, to a greater length; make a larger and clearer discovery of it, that the height and depth, and length and breadth of it, may be more discerned;

and thy righteousness unto the upright in heart;
who are sincere and without guile; who have new hearts created and right spirits renewed in them, and have truth in the inward parts; and unto and upon such is the righteousness of Christ, and where it always continues, for it is an everlasting one; but here it means a clearer and constant revelation of it from faith to faith; unless it should rather intend the righteousness of God in protecting his people from the insults of their enemies, and the continual exertion of it for that purpose.


F7 (Kvm) "trahe", Pagninus, Montanus; "extende", Vatablus, Piscator; "protrahe", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Psalms 36:10 In-Context

8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen— thrown down, not able to rise!

Cross References 3

  • 1. Jeremiah 31:3
  • 2. Jeremiah 9:24; Jeremiah 22:16
  • 3. Psalms 7:10; Psalms 11:2; Psalms 94:15; Psalms 125:4
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