Psalms 37:11

11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.

Psalms 37:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
ESV
11 But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
NLT
11 The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.
MSG
11 Down-to-earth people will move in and take over, relishing a huge bonanza.
CSB
11 But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.

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 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;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 14:24; Matthew 5:5
  • 2. S Leviticus 26:6; S Numbers 6:26