Psalms 37:1-2

Of David.

1 [a]Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

Psalms 37:1-2 Meaning and Commentary


\\<<[A Psalm] of David>>\\. This psalm, it is very probable, was written at the same time, and upon the same occasion, with the former; and describes the different states of good and bad men; and is full of exhortations, instructions, and advice to the people of God; intermixed with various encouraging promises. A late learned writer {h} thinks it was written for Mephibosheth's consolation under Ziba's calumny. {h} Delaney's Life of King David, vol. 2. p. 219.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 23:17-18
  • 2. Psalms 73:3; Proverbs 24:19
  • 3. S 2 Kings 19:26; Job 14:2; Psalms 102:4; Isaiah 40:7
  • 4. ver 38; Psalms 90:6; Psalms 92:7; James 1:10

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
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