Psalms 37:27

27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.

Psalms 37:27 in Other Translations

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
27 Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.
27 Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever.
27 Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don't quit.
27 Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever.

Psalms 37:27 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good
Depart from evildoers, and their evil ways; join not with them, nor fret and be envious at them; but do acts of beneficence, and all good works; since righteous men, and their seed, are not forsaken, but blessed of God; (See Gill on Psalms 34:14);

and dwell for evermore;
or "thou shalt dwell for evermore" F26; see ( Psalms 37:3 ) ; that is, in everlasting habitations, in the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, ( Luke 16:9 ) ( 2 Corinthians 5:1 ) . The Targum is, "that thou mayest dwell in everlasting life".


F26 (Mlwel Nkvw) "et habitabis in seculum", Pagninus, Vatablus, Piscator; so Aben Ezra & Kimchi.

Psalms 37:27 In-Context

25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed ; the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 34:14; 3 John 1:11
  • 2. S Numbers 24:21
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