Psalms 37:32-36

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.
34 Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.

Psalms 37:32-36 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 10

  • 1. S Psalms 10:8
  • 2. Psalms 11:5
  • 3. Job 32:3; Psalms 34:22; Psalms 79:11
  • 4. Psalms 109:31; 2 Peter 2:9
  • 5. Psalms 27:14
  • 6. S Psalms 18:21
  • 7. ver 9
  • 8. Psalms 52:6
  • 9. S Job 5:3
  • 10. ver 10; Proverbs 12:7; Isaiah 41:12; Daniel 11:19; Job 20:5
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