Psalms 37:10

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.

Psalms 37:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
ESV
10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.
NLT
10 Soon the wicked will disappear. Though you look for them, they will be gone.
MSG
10 Before you know it, the wicked will have had it; you'll stare at his once famous place and - nothing!
CSB
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there.

Psalms 37:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:10

For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]
Not that they shall be annihilated or reduced to nothing, because nonentities have no place nor being any where; when they die they shall lift up their eyes in hell; their bodies will rise again at the last day; they shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and go into everlasting punishment; but they shall be no more in the world, and in the same flourishing and prosperous circumstances they were: and this their destruction will be in a short time, very quickly;

yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not
[be];
his dwelling place, called after his own name, to perpetuate the memory of him; see ( Job 7:10 ) ( 20:9 ) ; an instance of this the psalmist gives of his own knowledge, ( Psalms 37:35 Psalms 37:36 ) .

Psalms 37:10 In-Context

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Job 7:10; Job 24:24; Ezekiel 27:36