Psalms 37:5

5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

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Psalms 37:5 in Other Translations

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
5 Commit everything you do to the LORD . Trust him, and he will help you.
5 Open up before God, keep nothing back; he'll do whatever needs to be done:
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act,

Psalms 37:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord
Or "thy works", as in ( Proverbs 16:3 ) ; that is, all the affairs and business of life, which are a man's ways in which he walks; not that men should sit still, be inactive, and do nothing, and leave all to be done by the Lord; but should seek direction of God in everything engaged in, and for strength and assistance to perform it, and go on in it, and depend upon him for success, and give him all the glory, without trusting to any thing done by them: or, as some render the words, "reveal thy way unto the Lord" F14; not that God is ignorant of the ways of men, and of their affairs, and of their wants and necessities, but it is their duty to ask, and it is his delight to hear; they may come and use freedom with him, and tell him their whole case, and leave it with him, believing he will supply all their need: or, as others render it, "roll thy way on the Lord" F15; see ( Psalms 55:22 ) ; meaning not the burden of sin, nor the weight of affliction, but any affair of moment and importance that lies heavy upon the mind;

trust also in him;
it is an ease to the mind to spread it before the Lord, who sympathizes with his people, supports them under and brings them through their difficulties;

and he shall bring [it] to pass;
as he does whatever he has appointed and determined shall be, and whatever he has promised, and whatever will be for his own glory and his people's good.


F14 (lwg) (apokaluqon) , Sept. "revela", V. L. Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so the Targum, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.
F15 "Devolve super Jehovam", Tigurine version.

Psalms 37:5 In-Context

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.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 4:5; Psalms 55:22; Proverbs 16:3; 1 Peter 5:7
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