Psalms 37:30-31

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.

Psalms 37:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
ESV
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
NLT
30 The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.
MSG
30 Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue.
CSB
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just.

Psalms 37:30-31 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 37:30-31 In-Context

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.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
33 but the LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 49:3; Proverbs 10:13
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 6:6; S Job 22:22; Psalms 40:8; Isaiah 51:7
  • 3. ver 23; S Deuteronomy 32:35
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