Psalms 37:30

30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Psalms 37:30 in Other Translations

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
30 The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.
30 Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just.

Psalms 37:30 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:30

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom
Or "meditateth wisdom" F1; that is, utters the wisdom he has been meditating upon; see ( Psalms 69:3 ) ; he meditates and speaks of the wisdom of God, which appears in the works of creation, providence, and grace; and of Christ, who is wisdom itself, and the wisdom of God essentially; and who, as Mediator, has the spirit of wisdom resting on him, the treasures of wisdom hid in him, and is made wisdom to his people: and righteous men meditate upon and speak of the glories of his person, the fulness of his grace, and the works of his hands; as also of the Gospel, which is the wisdom of God, mysterious, hidden, ancient wisdom, ordained before the world for their glory; and likewise of that internal wisdom, and experience of divine grace, the Lord has made them to know in the hidden part; which lies in the knowledge of themselves, and in a spiritual, experimental, and saving knowledge of Christ, and the way of salvation by him; and his mouth delivers out wise sayings, and useful instructions, fetched out of the word of God, and founded on experience and observation;

and his tongue talketh of judgment;
of the judgment which the righteous God ordinarily ministers in a providential way; and of his extraordinary and awful judgments, which have been or are in the earth; these he takes notice of for his own use, and observes them to others for their instruction; and also of the last judgment, the judgment to come, which he speaks of as sure and certain, as universal and inevitable, and at which he must appear before God: and he talks of judgment or righteousness; that is, of the righteousness of Christ; he makes mention of this only as his justifying righteousness before God; he rejoices and glories in it, and desires to be found in it living and dying, and at judgment; and whatsoever things are honest, just, pure, and of good report, he thinks and speaks of them, and instructs his family, his children and servants, in them, that they may do them; see ( Genesis 18:19 ) .


F1 (hghy) (melethsei) , Sept. "meditabitur", V. L. so Musculus: Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis.

Psalms 37:30 In-Context

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.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 49:3; Proverbs 10:13
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