Psalms 37:18-19

18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

Psalms 37:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
ESV
18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;
NLT
18 Day by day the LORD takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
MSG
18 God keeps track of the decent folk; what they do won't soon be forgotten.
CSB
18 The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever.

Psalms 37:18-19 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 37

\\<<[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.

Psalms 37:18-19 In-Context

16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 23:10; Psalms 44:21; Psalms 1:6
  • 2. ver 27,29
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