Psalms 37:4

4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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Psalms 37:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
ESV
4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
NLT
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
MSG
4 Keep company with God, get in on the best.
CSB
4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires.

Psalms 37:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:4

Delight thyself also in the Lord
In the persons in God, Father, Son, and Spirit; in the perfections of God, his power, goodness, faithfulness, wisdom, love, grace, and mercy; in his works of creation, providence, and redemption; in his word, his Gospel, the truths and ordinances of it; in his house, and the worship of it; and in his people, the excellent in the earth, in whom was all the delight of the psalmist; and each of these afford a field of delight and pleasure, to attend unto, contemplate, and meditate upon;

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart;
such as are according to the will of God, and for the good of his people; such as relate to communion with him, and to the communication of more grace from him, and to the enjoyment of eternal glory.

Psalms 37:4 In-Context

2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 27:10; Isaiah 58:14
  • 2. S Job 7:6; Psalms 21:2; Psalms 145:19; Matthew 6:33