Psalms 37:18

18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.

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Psalms 37:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
ESV
18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;
NLT
18 Day by day the LORD takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
MSG
18 God keeps track of the decent folk; what they do won't soon be forgotten.
CSB
18 The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever.

Psalms 37:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:18

The Lord knoweth the days of the upright
Not only how long they shall live, and so fill up their days, the number of them, as Aben Ezra interprets it; but the nature of their days, whether prosperous or adverse; and causes both to work together for their good; and he knows the work of their days, as Jarchi explains it, the actions done by them in faith and love, and to his honour and glory, and which he approves and accepts of in Christ; see ( Psalms 1:6 ) ;

and their inheritance shall be for ever;
in heaven, which is an eternal and never fading one, ( Hebrews 9:15 ) ( 1 Peter 1:4 ) ; and therefore they ought not to fret and be envious.

Psalms 37:18 In-Context

16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 23:10; Psalms 44:21; Psalms 1:6
  • 2. ver 27,29
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