Psalms 37:7-11

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.

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Psalms 37:7-11 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 37:7-11 In-Context

5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

Cross References 13

  • 1. S Exodus 14:14; S Isaiah 41:1; Psalms 62:5; Lamentations 3:26
  • 2. S Psalms 27:14; Psalms 40:1; Psalms 130:5; Isaiah 38:13; Habakkuk 3:16; Romans 8:25
  • 3. ver 1
  • 4. Jeremiah 12:1
  • 5. Psalms 21:11; Psalms 26:10; Psalms 119:150
  • 6. Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8
  • 7. ver 1
  • 8. S Psalms 31:22; Psalms 101:8; Psalms 118:10; Proverbs 2:22
  • 9. Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 26:8; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 49:23; Isaiah 51:5
  • 10. ver 22; Psalms 25:13; Isaiah 49:8; Isaiah 57:13; Isaiah 60:21; Matthew 5:5
  • 11. S Job 7:10; Job 24:24; Ezekiel 27:36
  • 12. S Numbers 14:24; Matthew 5:5
  • 13. S Leviticus 26:6; S Numbers 6:26