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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 37

Introduction

1David persuades to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked.

Verse 1

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
(Title
&) This is the third alphabetical Psalm. It seems to have been intended as an instructive and consoling ode for the captives in Babylon, who might feel themselves severely tempted when they saw those idolaters in prosperity, and themselves in adversity.
Fret
7; 1 Samuel 1:6-8; Proverbs 19:3; 24:1,19
neither
73:3; Proverbs 3:31; 23:17; Galatians 5:21; James 4:5,6
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:3 - Sojourn; 1 Chronicles 16:4 - to record; Job 12:6 - tabernacles; Psalm 49:16 - Be not; Psalm 73:21 - my heart; Psalm 92:7 - wicked; Jeremiah 12:1 - Wherefore doth; 1 Peter 2:1 - envies

Verse 2

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
35,36; 73:17-20; 90:5,6; 92:7; 129:5-7; Job 20:5-9; James 1:10,11; 1 Peter 1:24
Reciprocal: Psalm 102:4 - withered; Psalm 129:6 - as the grass; Isaiah 37:27 - as the grass of

Verse 3

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Trust
4:5; 26:1; Isaiah 1:16-19; 50:10; Jeremiah 17:7,8; 1 Corinthians 15:57,58; Hebrews 6:10-12
so shalt
Genesis 26:2; 1 Samuel 26:19; Hebrews 11:13-16
verily
Heb. in truth, or stableness. be fed.
33:19; 34:9,10; Matthew 6:31-33; Luke 22:35
Reciprocal: Genesis 39:22 - committed; Genesis 39:23 - because; Genesis 47:15 - Give us bread; Genesis 48:15 - fed me; Exodus 1:21 - made them; Deuteronomy 8:3 - doth; Ruth 3:18 - Sit still; 1 Kings 17:6 - the ravens; 1 Kings 19:6 - cake; 2 Kings 4:13 - among mine; 2 Kings 21:8 - only if they; Psalm 37:27 - do good; Psalm 37:34 - Wait; Psalm 81:10 - open; Psalm 111:5 - hath given; Psalm 119:22 - for I have; Psalm 132:15 - I will satisfy; Proverbs 2:21 - General; Proverbs 3:5 - Trust; Proverbs 10:3 - will; Proverbs 13:25 - righteous; Ecclesiastes 3:12 - but; Isaiah 26:8 - we; Isaiah 33:16 - bread; Isaiah 57:13 - but he; Jeremiah 15:11 - Verily it; Jeremiah 37:21 - and that; Jeremiah 39:18 - because; Jeremiah 40:9 - Fear; Jeremiah 42:10 - abide; Jeremiah 43:4 - to dwell; Malachi 3:10 - and prove; Matthew 6:33 - and all; Luke 9:3 - Take; Luke 12:31 - General; John 21:5 - have; Romans 2:7 - patient; Galatians 6:10 - do good; 1 Timothy 4:8 - having; 1 Timothy 6:18 - they do; Hebrews 13:16 - to do

Verse 4

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Delight
43:4; 104:34; Job 27:10; 34:9; Song of Solomon 2:3; Isaiah 58:14; 1 Peter 1:8
and
21:1,2; 145:19; John 15:7,16; 1 John 5:14,15
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:3 - all that; 1 Kings 10:13 - all her desire; Job 22:26 - shalt thou; Psalm 4:7 - put; Psalm 10:17 - Lord; Psalm 20:4 - General; Psalm 73:25 - Whom; Psalm 81:10 - open; Proverbs 10:24 - the desire; Proverbs 11:23 - desire; Proverbs 16:3 - thy works; Isaiah 58:9 - shalt thou; Isaiah 64:5 - rejoiceth; Mark 11:23 - whatsoever; Philippians 3:1 - rejoice; 1 Timothy 4:8 - having

Verse 5

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Commit
Heb. Roll thy way upon.
22:8; 55:22; Proverbs 16:3; *marg:; Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:22,29,30; Philippians 4:6,7; 1 Peter 5:7
and
Job 22:28; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Lamentations 3:37; James 4:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:12 - I pray; Genesis 24:13 - I stand; Genesis 24:42 - prosper; Genesis 40:4 - the captain; Genesis 43:14 - And God; Ruth 2:11 - all that; 1 Samuel 12:4 - General; 2 Chronicles 14:11 - rest on thee; Job 5:8 - unto God; Job 35:14 - trust; Psalm 94:15 - and all; Proverbs 3:5 - Trust; Isaiah 25:9 - Lo; 1 Timothy 5:25 - cannot; 1 Peter 2:23 - but; 1 Peter 4:19 - commit

Verse 6

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
he shall
31:20; Isaiah 54:17; Micah 7:8,9; 1 Corinthians 4:5
light
Job 11:17; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 13:43
Reciprocal: Genesis 30:33 - righteousness; Numbers 5:31 - be guiltless; Joshua 22:22 - Israel; Judges 5:31 - the sun; Ruth 2:11 - all that; 1 Samuel 12:4 - General; 1 Samuel 24:17 - Thou art; Job 35:14 - trust; Psalm 17:2 - Let my; Psalm 112:4 - there ariseth; Psalm 118:27 - showed; Psalm 119:22 - for I have; Ecclesiastes 9:1 - that the; Isaiah 58:8 - thy light; Isaiah 58:10 - then; Jeremiah 51:10 - brought; Hosea 6:5 - and thy judgments are as; Zephaniah 3:5 - bring; 1 Timothy 5:25 - cannot

Verse 7

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Rest in
Heb. Be silent to.
62:1; Joshua 10:12; Jonah 1:11; *margins
wait
27:14; 40:1; Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 8:17; 30:15; Lamentations 3:25,26; Habakkuk 2:3; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 10:36,37; James 5:7-11
fret
50:8; 73:3-14; Jeremiah 12:1
the man
Job 21:7-34; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Isaiah 10:13,14; Daniel 11:36; Revelation 13:3-10
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:9 - he offered; 2 Kings 6:33 - wait for the; Psalm 37:1 - Fret; Psalm 37:34 - Wait; Psalm 42:5 - hope; Psalm 49:16 - Be not; Psalm 73:21 - my heart; Proverbs 3:5 - Trust; Proverbs 3:31 - Envy; Proverbs 19:3 - fretteth; Proverbs 24:1 - not; Ezekiel 24:17 - Forbear to cry; Hosea 12:6 - wait; Micah 7:7 - wait; Zephaniah 3:8 - wait; Luke 21:19 - General; Romans 8:25 - with patience; Romans 12:12 - patient; James 1:4 - let; James 5:8 - ye also; 2 Peter 1:6 - patience; Revelation 2:3 - hast patience; Revelation 8:1 - silence

Verse 8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Cease
Job 5:2; 18:4; Proverbs 14:29; 16:32; Ephesians 4:26,31; James 1:19,20; 3:14-18
fret
31:22; 73:15; 116:11; 1 Samuel 25:21-23; Jeremiah 20:14,15; Jonah 4:1,9; Luke 9:54,55
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:22 - let me go; Matthew 5:22 - That; Colossians 3:8 - anger

Verse 9

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
evil-doers
35,36; 55:23; Job 20:23-29; 27:13,14-23
inherit
11,12,29; 25:13; Isaiah 58:14; 60:21; Hebrews 11:16; Revelation 5:10
the earth
Or, "the land," airetz, probably the land of Judea, given by God himself as an inheritance to their fathers, and their posterity forever: and this verse seems to contain a promise of their return thither.
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:4 - fail; 2 Kings 6:33 - wait for the; Psalm 37:22 - cut off; Psalm 37:34 - Wait; Proverbs 2:21 - General; Proverbs 10:25 - the whirlwind; Proverbs 10:30 - the wicked; Isaiah 57:13 - but he; Matthew 5:5 - they; Luke 12:46 - cut him in sunder

Verse 10

For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
yet
73:18-20; Job 24:24; Hebrews 10:36,37; 1 Peter 4:7; Revelation 6:10,11
wicked
35,36; 49:10; 103:16; Job 7:10,21; 14:10; 20:8,9; Luke 12:20,21; Luke 16:27,28
thou
52:5; 58:10,11; 107:42,43; 1 Samuel 25:38,39; 2 Kings 9:25,34-37; Esther 7:10; 8:1; Isaiah 14:16-19
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:10 - his day; Job 8:18 - he; Proverbs 10:25 - the whirlwind; Proverbs 10:30 - the wicked; Proverbs 12:7 - wicked; Isaiah 10:25 - For yet; Ezekiel 27:36 - never shalt be any more; Daniel 2:35 - no place; Haggai 2:6 - it is; Revelation 12:8 - their

Verse 11

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
the meek
Matthew 5:5; Galatians 5:22,23; 1 Timothy 6:11; James 1:21; 3:13
delight
36:8; 72:7; 119:165; Isaiah 26:3; 48:18; 57:18-21; John 14:27; Philippians 4:7
Reciprocal: Genesis 39:22 - committed; Psalm 25:13 - inherit; Psalm 37:9 - inherit; Psalm 37:22 - Blessed; Psalm 37:29 - General; Psalm 147:6 - lifteth up; Proverbs 2:21 - General; Proverbs 3:17 - all; Proverbs 28:10 - but; Ecclesiastes 8:12 - surely; Isaiah 29:19 - meek; Isaiah 58:14 - delight; Isaiah 60:21 - inherit; Jeremiah 33:6 - and will

Verse 12

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
32; 1 Samuel 18:21; 23:7-9; 2 Samuel 15:10-12; Esther 3:6; Matthew 26:4,16
plotteth
or, practiseth.
Daniel 8:12,24; Micah 2:1
gnasheth
35:16
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:41 - then; Genesis 37:18 - conspired; Genesis 39:16 - General; 1 Samuel 18:29 - yet the; 1 Samuel 19:15 - Bring him; 2 Samuel 16:20 - Give counsel; 2 Kings 6:13 - spy where; Nehemiah 6:2 - Come; Nehemiah 6:10 - Let us meet; Job 16:9 - he gnasheth; Psalm 7:16 - General; Psalm 34:21 - they; Psalm 37:9 - inherit; Psalm 112:10 - gnash; Isaiah 54:15 - shall fall; Lamentations 2:16 - gnash; Daniel 6:4 - sought; Habakkuk 1:13 - the wicked; Matthew 5:10 - are; Matthew 22:13 - there; Mark 6:21 - when; Mark 6:24 - The head; Luke 19:43 - the days; John 8:40 - now; Acts 5:33 - took; 2 Timothy 3:12 - shall; 1 John 3:12 - And; Revelation 12:13 - General

Verse 13

The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
laugh
2:4; Proverbs 1:26
his day
1 Samuel 26:10; Jeremiah 50:27; Ezekiel 21:25,29; Daniel 5:26
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:41 - then; 2 Samuel 16:20 - Give counsel; Job 18:20 - his day; Psalm 7:16 - General; Psalm 37:18 - the days; Psalm 59:8 - Thou; Isaiah 54:15 - shall fall; Jeremiah 27:7 - until; Jeremiah 46:21 - the day; Jeremiah 47:4 - the day; Lamentations 1:21 - the day; Ezekiel 30:3 - the day is; Daniel 6:4 - sought; Joel 1:15 - the day of; Joel 3:14 - for; Obadiah 1:12 - looked; Mark 6:21 - when; Luke 19:43 - the days

Verse 14

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
wicked
64:2-6; Acts 12:2,3,11,23
slay
1 Samuel 24:11,17; Proverbs 29:10,27; Habakkuk 1:13; Matthew 23:30-34; Acts 7:52; 1 John 3:12
such as, etc
Heb. the upright of way.
Reciprocal: Genesis 39:17 - General; Genesis 49:24 - were made; Esther 5:14 - he caused; Esther 8:11 - to destroy; Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves; Psalm 10:9 - when; Psalm 11:2 - lo; Psalm 141:10 - the wicked; Isaiah 8:9 - and ye; Mark 6:24 - The head; Luke 4:29 - that; 1 Peter 2:12 - your conversation; 2 Peter 3:11 - in all

Verse 15

Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
sword
7:14,15; 35:8; 1 Samuel 31:4; 2 Samuel 17:23; Esther 7:9,10; Isaiah 37:38; Micah 5:6; Matthew 27:4,5
bows
46:9; 76:3-6; Jeremiah 51:56; Hosea 1:5; 2:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - were made; 1 Samuel 2:4 - The bows; Esther 8:11 - to destroy; Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves; Psalm 9:15 - General; Psalm 141:10 - the wicked; Isaiah 8:9 - and ye

Verse 16

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Proverbs 3:33; 13:25; 15:16,17; 16:8; 30:9; Ecclesiastes 2:26; 4:6; Matthew 6:11; 1 Timothy 6:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:41 - then; Proverbs 12:27 - but; Proverbs 15:6 - in the revenues; Proverbs 17:1 - a dry; Ecclesiastes 5:20 - For he shall not much remember; Jeremiah 35:9 - General; Daniel 1:15 - their; Luke 6:20 - Blessed; Luke 9:17 - eat; Luke 12:15 - for; Luke 18:30 - manifold more; 1 Timothy 4:8 - having; Hebrews 11:26 - greater

Verse 17

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
arms
10:15; Job 38:15; Ezekiel 30:21-25
Lord
24; 41:12; 51:12; 63:8; 119:116,117; 145:14; Isaiah 41:10; 42:1; Jude 1:24
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:4 - The bows; 1 Samuel 2:31 - I will cut; Job 5:12 - disappointeth; Job 22:9 - arms; Psalm 73:23 - thou hast; Jeremiah 48:25 - and his; Ezekiel 30:22 - will break; Romans 14:4 - he shall; 1 Corinthians 1:8 - confirm

Verse 18

The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
knoweth
1:6; 31:7; Matthew 6:32; 2 Timothy 2:19
the days
13; 31:15; 49:5; Deuteronomy 33:25; Matthew 24:21-24; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:2-4; Revelation 11:3-5
their
16:11; 21:4; 73:24; 103:17; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 5:21; 6:23; 1 Peter 1:4,5; 1 John 2:25
Reciprocal: Psalm 37:22 - Blessed; Psalm 37:29 - General; Proverbs 13:25 - righteous; Ecclesiastes 8:12 - surely; Ezekiel 46:16 - If the prince; Zechariah 14:7 - which; Matthew 6:33 - and all; Ephesians 1:11 - we; Hebrews 9:15 - eternal

Verse 19

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
in the evil
Ecclesiastes 9:12; Amos 5:13; Micah 2:3; Ephesians 5:16
days
33:19; Job 5:20-22; Proverbs 10:3; Isaiah 33:16
Reciprocal: Genesis 41:21 - still; 1 Kings 17:6 - the ravens; Psalm 41:1 - time of trouble; Psalm 132:15 - I will satisfy; Psalm 145:19 - fulfil; Proverbs 13:25 - righteous; Ecclesiastes 8:12 - surely; Isaiah 58:11 - and satisfy; Isaiah 65:13 - my servants shall eat; Jeremiah 37:21 - and that; Joel 2:26 - and my; Matthew 6:33 - and all; Luke 12:31 - General

Verse 20

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
But the
68:2; 92:9; Judges 5:31; Luke 13:3,5; 2 Peter 2:12
as the fat of lambs
Heb. preciousness. That is, as the fat was wholly consumed in sacrifices, by the fire on the altar, so the wicked shall consume away in the fire of God's anger.
Deuteronomy 33:14-16
smoke
102:3; Genesis 19:28; Leviticus 3:3-11,16; Deuteronomy 29:20; Hebrews 12:29
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - I will; Leviticus 6:10 - consumed; Psalm 73:18 - thou castedst; Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked; Proverbs 10:29 - but; Isaiah 9:18 - mount; Isaiah 65:13 - my servants shall eat; Jeremiah 51:40 - General

Verse 21

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
borroweth
Deuteronomy 28:12,43,44; 2 Kings 4:1-5; Nehemiah 5:1-5; Proverbs 22:7
righteous
112:5,9; Deuteronomy 15:9-11; Job 31:16-20; Isaiah 32:8; 58:7-10; Luke 6:30; Acts 11:29; 20:35; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15; Hebrews 6:10; 13:16
Reciprocal: Exodus 22:14 - borrow; Deuteronomy 15:6 - thou shalt lend; 2 Kings 4:7 - pay; 2 Kings 6:5 - for it was borrowed; Nehemiah 5:18 - because the bondage; Psalm 37:26 - merciful; Micah 7:8 - when I fall; Matthew 5:42 - General; Matthew 6:2 - when; Romans 12:8 - with diligence

Verse 22

For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
Blessed
11,18; 32:1; 115:15; 128:1; Proverbs 3:33
cursed
119:21; Matthew 25:41; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Galatians 3:10,13
cut off
9,28; Zechariah 5:3,4
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General; 1 Kings 2:4 - fail; Psalm 25:13 - inherit; Proverbs 2:21 - General; Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked; Proverbs 10:22 - it; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Isaiah 60:21 - inherit; Ezekiel 14:8 - a sign; Matthew 5:5 - they

Verse 23

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
steps
17:5; 85:13; 119:133; 121:3,8; 1 Samuel 2:9; Job 23:11,12; Proverbs 16:9; Jeremiah 10:23
ordered
or, established.
40:2; Proverbs 4:26
delighteth
147:10; Proverbs 11:1,20; Jeremiah 9:24; Hebrews 13:16
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:10 - General; 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the good; Psalm 7:9 - but; Psalm 18:19 - because; Psalm 25:10 - the paths; Psalm 25:12 - him; Psalm 37:31 - none; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 94:18 - My foot; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 3:23 - General; Proverbs 20:24 - Man's; Acts 11:24 - he was; 2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth; 1 Peter 1:5 - kept

Verse 24

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Though
34:19,20; 40:2; 91:12; 94:18; 145:14; Proverbs 24:16; Micah 7:7,8; Luke 2:34; Luke 22:31,32,60-62
for
17; 145:14; John 10:27-30
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:9 - will keep; 1 Samuel 29:10 - General; Job 8:20 - God; Psalm 25:10 - the paths; Psalm 55:22 - suffer; Psalm 62:2 - I shall; Psalm 63:8 - thy; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 73:18 - thou castedst; Psalm 73:23 - thou hast; Psalm 77:7 - the Lord; Psalm 116:8 - and my feet; Psalm 119:116 - Uphold; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 3:23 - General; Isaiah 41:10 - I will uphold; Romans 14:4 - he shall; 2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth; 2 Corinthians 4:9 - cast; 1 Peter 1:5 - kept; 2 Peter 1:10 - never

Verse 25

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
I have
71:9,18; Job 32:6,7; Acts 21:16; Philemon 1:8,9
yet
28; 94:14; Joshua 1:5; 1 Samuel 12:22; Isaiah 13:16; 2 Corinthians 4:9; Hebrews 12:5,6; Hebrews 13:5
nor his seed
25:13; 59:15; 109:10; 112:2; Genesis 17:7; Job 15:23; Proverbs 13:22; Luke 1:53-55
Reciprocal: Job 4:7 - who ever; Psalm 71:11 - God; Psalm 112:5 - showeth; Proverbs 10:3 - will; Proverbs 24:30 - went; Proverbs 28:10 - but; Matthew 5:42 - General; Matthew 6:33 - and all; Luke 12:31 - General

Verse 26

He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
ever
Heb. all the day. merciful.
21; 112:5,9; Deuteronomy 15:8-10; Matthew 5:7; Luke 6:35-38
his seed
Proverbs 20:7; Jeremiah 32:39
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:35 - then; Deuteronomy 15:6 - thou shalt lend; Nehemiah 5:18 - because the bondage; Psalm 25:13 - his seed; Psalm 41:1 - Lord; Psalm 112:2 - General; Proverbs 11:21 - the seed; Proverbs 19:1 - Better; Proverbs 21:26 - the righteous; Proverbs 28:10 - but; Micah 6:8 - love; Matthew 5:42 - General; 2 Timothy 1:16 - Lord

Verse 27

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Depart
34:14; Job 28:28; Proverbs 16:6,17; Isaiah 1:16,17; 2 Timothy 2:19; Titus 2:11-14
do good
1 Thessalonians 5:15; Titus 3:8,14; Hebrews 13:16,21; 1 John 2:16,17
Reciprocal: Job 1:8 - escheweth; Psalm 18:23 - upright; Psalm 37:29 - General; Psalm 97:10 - hate; Proverbs 13:19 - depart; Isaiah 56:2 - keepeth his; Jeremiah 25:5 - for; Amos 5:15 - Hate; Galatians 6:10 - do good; 1 Peter 3:11 - eschew; 3 John 1:11 - follow

Verse 28

For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
loveth
11:7; 45:6,7; 99:4; Isaiah 30:18; 61:8; Jeremiah 9:24
forsaketh
25,40; 92:13-15; Isaiah 59:21; Jeremiah 32:40,41; John 5:24; 6:39,40; John 10:28-30; 15:9; 1 John 2:19; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:1
but
21:10; Exodus 20:5; Job 18:19; 27:14; Proverbs 2:22; Isaiah 14:20,21
Reciprocal: Genesis 31:7 - God; 1 Samuel 2:9 - his saints; 2 Kings 21:14 - And I will; Job 29:2 - God; Psalm 12:7 - thou shalt; Psalm 16:1 - Preserve; Psalm 22:1 - why hast; Psalm 37:22 - cut off; Psalm 71:11 - God; Psalm 86:2 - Preserve; Psalm 94:14 - For; Psalm 97:10 - preserveth; Psalm 109:13 - Let his; Psalm 145:20 - preserveth; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Jeremiah 49:10 - his seed; Romans 14:4 - he shall; 1 Corinthians 1:8 - confirm; 2 Corinthians 4:9 - but; 2 Timothy 2:19 - The Lord; 2 Timothy 4:18 - and will; Hebrews 1:9 - loved; Hebrews 13:5 - I will

Verse 29

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
9,11,18,27; Deuteronomy 30:20; Proverbs 2:21; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:3,4,7
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General; Psalm 25:13 - inherit; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Matthew 5:5 - they; 1 Timothy 4:8 - having

Verse 30

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
71:15,24; Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Proverbs 10:21,31; 15:7; 25:11-13; 27:9; Matthew 12:35; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6
Reciprocal: Joshua 1:8 - book; Job 6:10 - have not concealed; Job 33:3 - my lips; Psalm 34:21 - Evil; Psalm 40:8 - yea; Psalm 119:13 - I declared; Psalm 119:172 - tongue; Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a; Proverbs 15:26 - but; Proverbs 16:23 - heart; Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words; Song of Solomon 4:3 - lips; Malachi 2:6 - law; Luke 6:45 - good man; Romans 6:13 - and your

Verse 31

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
law
1:2; 40:3,8; 119:11,98; Deuteronomy 6:6; 11:18-20; Proverbs 4:4; Isaiah 51:7; Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10
none
23; 121:3
steps
or, goings.
17:5; 40:2; 44:18; *marg:; 73:2; Job 23:11; Proverbs 14:15; Ezekiel 27:6; *marg:
Reciprocal: Joshua 1:8 - book; Job 33:3 - my lips; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 3:23 - General; Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a; Proverbs 15:26 - but; Proverbs 16:23 - heart; Matthew 12:35 - good man; Luke 6:45 - good man; Ephesians 4:29 - that which; Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 32

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
watcheth
12; 10:8-10; Jeremiah 20:10; Luke 6:7; 11:54; 14:1; 19:47,48; 20:20; Acts 9:24
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:18 - conspired; Genesis 39:16 - General; 1 Samuel 18:11 - And David; 1 Samuel 23:14 - but God; 1 Samuel 24:2 - and went; 2 Kings 6:13 - spy where; Nehemiah 6:2 - they thought; Esther 5:14 - he caused; Psalm 41:2 - thou wilt not; Psalm 56:6 - mark; Psalm 59:3 - they; Psalm 71:10 - lay wait for; Psalm 116:15 - Precious; Psalm 119:95 - wicked; Psalm 124:2 - when men; Psalm 140:4 - Keep me; Proverbs 24:15 - Lay; Jeremiah 11:19 - and I; Jeremiah 18:23 - thou; Daniel 6:4 - sought; Daniel 6:11 - assembled; Habakkuk 1:13 - the wicked; Mark 3:2 - General; Luke 4:29 - that; John 8:40 - now; Acts 5:33 - took; Acts 12:7 - the angel; Acts 12:19 - sought for him; Acts 23:15 - that he; Acts 25:3 - laying; Acts 26:17 - Delivering

Verse 33

The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
will not
31:7,8; 124:6,7; 1 Samuel 23:26-28; 2 Timothy 4:17; 2 Peter 2:9
condemn
109:31; Romans 8:1,33,34
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 18:11 - And David; 1 Samuel 23:14 - but God; 2 Kings 6:13 - spy where; 2 Chronicles 12:5 - left you; Psalm 17:2 - Let my; Psalm 41:2 - thou wilt not; Psalm 59:3 - they; Psalm 71:10 - lay wait for; Psalm 116:15 - Precious; Psalm 119:121 - leave me; Psalm 140:4 - Keep me; Jeremiah 11:19 - and I; Jeremiah 18:23 - thou; Daniel 6:4 - sought; Daniel 6:11 - assembled; Habakkuk 1:13 - the wicked; Luke 4:29 - that; Luke 6:7 - watched; Luke 11:54 - seeking; Luke 20:20 - they watched; Acts 5:33 - took; Acts 9:24 - And they; Acts 12:7 - the angel; Acts 12:19 - sought for him; Acts 23:15 - that he; Acts 25:3 - laying; Acts 26:17 - Delivering; 2 Corinthians 4:8 - not in despair

Verse 34

Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Wait
Kawah, to wait, implies the extension of a right line from one point to another. The first point is the human heart; the line is its intense desire; and the last point is God, to whom the heart extends this straight line of earnest desire. He who, while he waits on God, keeps his way, is sure to have the further blessings of which he is in pursuit.
3,7,9; 27:14; Proverbs 20:22
keep
Job 17:9; 23:10-12; Proverbs 4:25-27; 16:17; Matthew 24:13
exalt
92:10; 112:9; Luke 14:11; 1 Peter 1:7; 5:6
when
52:5,6; 91:8; 92:11
Reciprocal: Esther 8:2 - Esther set; Psalm 25:3 - wait; Psalm 54:7 - and mine; Psalm 62:5 - wait; Psalm 94:15 - and all; Proverbs 29:16 - but; Isaiah 8:17 - I will; Isaiah 40:31 - they that; Lamentations 3:25 - good; Lamentations 3:26 - quietly; Zephaniah 3:8 - wait; Matthew 5:5 - they; Romans 2:7 - patient; Revelation 14:10 - in the

Verse 35

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
I have
73:3-11; Esther 5:11; Job 5:3; 21:7-17; Isaiah 14:14-19
a green bay-tree
or, a green tree that groweth in his own soil.
Job 8:13-19; Ezekiel 31:6-10,18; Daniel 4:20-33
Reciprocal: Genesis 36:15 - Eliphaz; Judges 4:17 - fled; 1 Kings 16:15 - seven; Esther 5:12 - to morrow; Esther 7:9 - Hang him thereon; Job 8:16 - green; Job 12:6 - tabernacles; Job 19:10 - mine hope; Job 20:5 - the triumphing; Job 24:24 - are exalted; Psalm 37:2 - General; Psalm 37:9 - evildoers; Psalm 37:10 - wicked; Psalm 52:5 - pluck; Psalm 58:8 - pass; Psalm 73:12 - these; Psalm 73:18 - thou castedst; Psalm 92:7 - wicked; Proverbs 12:7 - wicked; Proverbs 21:12 - wisely; Isaiah 41:12 - shalt seek; Isaiah 51:13 - where is; Jeremiah 12:1 - Wherefore doth; Jeremiah 49:10 - he is not; Jeremiah 49:25 - General; Ezekiel 31:5 - his height; Ezekiel 31:8 - nor any; Daniel 4:10 - a tree; Daniel 11:4 - he shall stand; Luke 16:25 - thy good; 1 Corinthians 1:28 - to bring; James 1:10 - because; James 1:11 - so

Verse 36

Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
10; Exodus 15:9,10,19; Job 20:5-29; Isaiah 10:16-19,33,34; Acts 12:22,23
Reciprocal: Judges 4:17 - fled; Esther 5:12 - to morrow; Esther 7:9 - Hang him thereon; Job 4:20 - without; Job 5:3 - taking; Job 7:8 - The eye; Job 7:21 - but I shall not be; Job 8:16 - green; Job 8:18 - he; Job 19:10 - mine hope; Job 20:9 - The eye; Job 21:28 - Where; Job 24:24 - are exalted; Psalm 37:2 - General; Psalm 37:9 - evildoers; Psalm 52:5 - pluck; Psalm 58:8 - pass; Psalm 92:7 - it is that; Proverbs 21:12 - wisely; Proverbs 29:16 - but; Isaiah 17:14 - at eveningtide; Isaiah 41:12 - shalt seek; Isaiah 51:13 - where is; Jeremiah 31:15 - because; Jeremiah 49:10 - he is not; Jeremiah 49:25 - General; Ezekiel 26:21 - though; Ezekiel 27:36 - never shalt be any more; Ezekiel 31:5 - his height; Daniel 2:35 - no place; Daniel 4:10 - a tree; Daniel 11:4 - he shall stand; Daniel 11:19 - but; Luke 16:25 - thy good; 1 Corinthians 1:28 - to bring; James 1:10 - because; James 1:11 - so; Revelation 18:21 - and shall

Verse 37

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Job 1:1; 42:12-17; Proverbs 14:32; Isaiah 32:17; 57:2; Luke 2:25-29; Acts 7:59,60; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 2 Peter 1:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:9 - perfect; Genesis 15:15 - in peace; Genesis 25:27 - a plain man; Numbers 23:10 - the death; Deuteronomy 18:13 - Thou shalt; 1 Kings 2:6 - in; 1 Kings 8:61 - perfect; 2 Kings 22:20 - gathered; 2 Chronicles 16:9 - to show himself; 2 Chronicles 34:28 - in peace; Job 2:3 - Hast thou; Job 8:20 - God; Psalm 73:17 - then; Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked; Proverbs 19:20 - be; Proverbs 23:18 - surely; Matthew 5:48 - ye; Matthew 19:21 - If; Luke 2:29 - now; Romans 2:10 - and peace; Romans 6:22 - and the end; 1 Corinthians 2:6 - them; Philippians 3:17 - and mark; James 5:11 - and have

Verse 38

But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
1:4-6; 9:17; 52:5; Proverbs 14:32; Matthew 13:30,49,50; 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9
Reciprocal: Psalm 73:17 - then; Psalm 92:7 - wicked; Psalm 104:35 - sinners; Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked; Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction; Romans 6:22 - and the end

Verse 39

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
salvation
3:8; Isaiah 12:2; Jonah 2:9; Ephesians 2:8
strength
9:9; 46:1; 91:15; Isaiah 33:2; Colossians 1:11; 2 Timothy 4:17
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:8 - because; 2 Chronicles 32:22 - Lord; Psalm 41:1 - Lord; Psalm 62:1 - from; Psalm 97:10 - preserveth; Psalm 143:11 - bring; Psalm 145:19 - he also will; Jeremiah 3:23 - in the Lord; Jeremiah 14:8 - in time; Jeremiah 39:18 - because; Daniel 6:16 - Thy God; Revelation 7:10 - Salvation

Verse 40

And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
the Lord
Isaiah 31:5; 46:4; Daniel 3:17,28; 6:23
from
17:13; 27:2; 1 John 2:13,14; 5:18
because
22:4,5; 1 Chronicles 5:20 Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:8 - because; 2 Chronicles 32:22 - Lord; Psalm 3:8 - Salvation; Psalm 12:7 - thou shalt; Psalm 25:2 - O; Psalm 37:28 - forsaketh; Psalm 41:1 - Lord; Psalm 91:15 - deliver; Psalm 97:10 - preserveth; Psalm 143:11 - bring; Psalm 145:19 - he also will; Jeremiah 3:23 - in the Lord; Jeremiah 14:8 - in time; Jeremiah 15:21 - deliver; Jeremiah 39:18 - because; Daniel 6:16 - Thy God; Jonah 2:9 - Salvation; Zephaniah 3:12 - and; Acts 7:10 - delivered; 1 Timothy 4:10 - because; 2 Timothy 3:11 - but; 2 Timothy 4:17 - the Lord

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 37". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-37.html.