Psalms 37:27-29

27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[a] ; the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.

Psalms 37:27-29 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 6

  • 1. Psalms 34:14; 3 John 1:11
  • 2. S Numbers 24:21
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 7:6; S Psalms 18:25; S Psalms 97:10
  • 4. S Genesis 17:14; S Deuteronomy 32:26; Proverbs 2:22; Psalms 21:10; Isaiah 14:20
  • 5. ver 9; Proverbs 2:21
  • 6. Isaiah 34:17

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. See Septuagint; Hebrew "They will be protected forever"
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