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

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 37:27-29 In-Context

25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
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 ; the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.

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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