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Psalms 37

Introduction

Overview

Psalms 37:1, David persuades to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked.

Verse 1

- 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: Psalms 37:7, 1 Samuel 1:6-8, Proverbs 19:3, Proverbs 24:1, Proverbs 24:19

neither: Psalms 73:3, Proverbs 3:31, Proverbs 23:17, Galatians 5:21, James 4:5, James 4:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:3 - Sojourn 1 Chronicles 16:4 - to record Job 12:6 - tabernacles Psalms 49:16 - Be not Psa_73:21 - my heart Psalms 92:7 - wicked Jeremiah 12:1 - Wherefore doth 1 Peter 2:1 - envies

Verse 2

Psalms 37:35, Psalms 37:36, Psalms 73:17-20, Psalms 90:5, Psalms 90:6, Psalms 92:7, Psalms 129:5-7, Job 20:5-9, James 1:10, James 1:11, 1 Peter 1:24

Reciprocal: Psalms 102:4 - withered Psalms 129:6 - as the grass Isaiah 37:27 - as the grass of

Verse 3

Trust: Psalms 4:5, Psalms 26:1, Isaiah 1:16-19, Isaiah 50:10, Jeremiah 17:7, Jeremiah 17:8, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 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: Psalms 33:19, Psalms 34:9, Psalms 34:10, 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 Psalms 37:27 - do good Psalms 37:34 - Wait Psalms 81:10 - open Psalms 111:5 - hath given Psalms 119:22 - for I have Psalms 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: Psalms 43:4, Psalms 104:34, Job 27:10, Job 34:9, Song of Solomon 2:3, Isaiah 58:14, 1 Peter 1:8

and: Psalms 21:1, Psalms 21:2, Psalms 145:19, John 15:7, John 15:16, 1 John 5:14, 1 John 5:15

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:3 - all that 1 Kings 10:13 - all her desire Job 22:26 - shalt thou Psalms 4:7 - put Psalms 10:17 - Lord Psalms 20:4 - General Psalms 73:25 - Whom Psalms 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: Heb. Roll thy way upon, Psalms 22:8, Psalms 55:22, Proverbs 16:3, *marg. Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:22, Luke 12:29, Luke 12:30, Philippians 4:6, Philippians 4:7, 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 Psalms 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

he shall: Psalms 31:20, Isaiah 54:17, Micah 7:8, Micah 7:9, 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 Psalms 17:2 - Let my Psalms 112:4 - there ariseth Psalms 118:27 - showed Psalms 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: Heb. Be silent to, Psalms 62:1, Joshua 10:12, Jonah 1:11, *marg.

wait: Psalms 27:14, Psalms 40:1, Proverbs 20:22, Isaiah 8:17, Isaiah 30:15, Lamentations 3:25, Lamentations 3:26, Habakkuk 2:3, Galatians 6:9, Hebrews 10:36, Hebrews 10:37, James 5:7-11

fret: Psalms 50:8, Psalms 73:3-14, Jeremiah 12:1

the man: Job 21:7-34, Ecclesiastes 5:8, Isaiah 10:13, Isaiah 10:14, Daniel 11:36, Revelation 13:3-10

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:9 - he offered 2 Kings 6:33 - wait for the Psalms 37:1 - Fret Psalms 37:34 - Wait Psalms 42:5 - hope Psalms 49:16 - Be not Psalms 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: Job 5:2, Job 18:4, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 16:32, Ephesians 4:26, Ephesians 4:31, James 1:19, James 1:20, James 3:14-18

fret: Psalms 31:22, Psalms 73:15, Psalms 116:11, 1 Samuel 25:21-23, Jeremiah 20:14, Jeremiah 20:15, Jonah 4:1, Jonah 4:9, Luke 9:54, Luke 9:55

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:22 - let me go Matthew 5:22 - That Colossians 3:8 - anger

Verse 9

evildoers: Psalms 37:35, Psalms 37:36, Psalms 55:23, Job 20:23-29, Job 27:13, Job 27:14-23

inherit: Psalms 37:11, Psalms 37:12, Psalms 37:29, Psalms 25:13, Isaiah 58:14, Isaiah 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 Psalms 37:22 - cut off Psalms 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

yet: Psalms 73:18-20, Job 24:24, Hebrews 10:36, Hebrews 10:37, 1 Peter 4:7, Revelation 6:10, Revelation 6:11

wicked: Psalms 37:35, Psalms 37:36, Psalms 49:10, Psalms 103:16, Job 7:10, Job 7:21, Job 14:10, Job 20:8, Job 20:9, Luke 12:20, Luke 12:21, Luke 16:27, Luke 16:28

thou: Psalms 52:5-7, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 107:42, Psalms 107:43, 1 Samuel 25:38, 1 Samuel 25:39, 2 Kings 9:25, 2 Kings 9:34-37, Esther 7:10, Esther 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

the meek: Matthew 5:5, Galatians 5:22, Galatians 5:23, 1 Timothy 6:11, James 1:21, James 3:13

delight: Psalms 36:8, Psalms 72:7, Psalms 119:165, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 48:18, Isaiah 57:18-21, John 14:27, Philippians 4:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:22 - committed Psalms 25:13 - inherit Psalms 37:9 - inherit Psalms 37:22 - Blessed Psalms 37:29 - General Psalms 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

Psalms 37:32, 1 Samuel 18:21, 1 Samuel 23:7-9, 2 Samuel 15:10-12, Esther 3:6, Matthew 26:4, Matthew 26:16

plotteth: or, practiseth, Daniel 8:12, Daniel 8:24, Micah 2:1

gnasheth: Psalms 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 Psalms 7:16 - General Psalms 34:21 - they Psalms 37:9 - inherit Psalms 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

laugh: Psalms 2:4, Proverbs 1:26

his day: 1 Samuel 26:10, Jeremiah 50:27, Ezekiel 21:25, Ezekiel 21:29, Daniel 5:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:41 - then 2 Samuel 16:20 - Give counsel Job 18:20 - his day Psalms 7:16 - General Psalms 37:18 - the days Psalms 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

wicked: Psalms 64:2-6, Acts 12:2, Acts 12:3, Acts 12:11, Acts 12:23

slay: 1 Samuel 24:11, 1 Samuel 24:17, Proverbs 29:10, Proverbs 29:27, 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 Psalms 10:9 - when Psalms 11:2 - lo Psalms 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

sword: Psalms 7:14, Psalms 7:15, Psalms 35:8, 1 Samuel 31:4, 2 Samuel 17:23, Esther 7:9, Esther 7:10, Isaiah 37:38, Micah 5:6, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5

bows: Psalms 46:9, Psalms 76:3-6, Jeremiah 51:56, Hosea 1:5, Hosea 2:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - were made 1 Samuel 2:4 - The bows Esther 8:11 - to destroy Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves Psalms 9:15 - General Psalms 141:10 - the wicked Isaiah 8:9 - and ye

Verse 16

Proverbs 3:33, Proverbs 13:25, Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 15:17, Proverbs 16:8, Proverbs 30:9, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Ecclesiastes 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

arms: Psalms 10:15, Job 38:15, Ezekiel 30:21-25

Lord: Psalms 37:24, Psalms 41:12, Psalms 51:12, Psalms 63:8, Psalms 119:116, Psalms 119:117, Psalms 145:14, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 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 Psalms 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

knoweth: Psalms 1:6, Psalms 31:7, Matthew 6:32, 2 Timothy 2:19

the days: Psalms 37:13, Psalms 31:15, Psalms 49:5, Deuteronomy 33:25, Matthew 24:21-24, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Timothy 4:2-4, Revelation 11:3-5

their: Psalms 16:11, Psalms 21:4, Psalms 73:24, Psalms 103:17, Isaiah 60:21, Romans 5:21, Romans 6:23, 1 Peter 1:4, 1 Peter 1:5, 1 John 2:25

Reciprocal: Psalms 37:22 - Blessed Psalms 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

in the evil: Ecclesiastes 9:12, Amos 5:13, Micah 2:3, Ephesians 5:16

days: Psalms 33:19, Job 5:20-22, Proverbs 10:3, Isaiah 33:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:21 - still 1 Kings 17:6 - the ravens Psalms 41:1 - time of trouble Psalms 132:15 - I will satisfy Psalms 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: Psalms 68:2, Psalms 92:9, Judges 5:31, Luke 13:3, Luke 13:5, 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: Psalms 102:3, Genesis 19:28, Leviticus 3:3-11, Leviticus 3:16, Deuteronomy 29:20, Hebrews 12:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - I will Leviticus 6:10 - consumed Psalms 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

borroweth: Deuteronomy 28:12, Deuteronomy 28:43, Deuteronomy 28:44, 2 Kings 4:1-5, Nehemiah 5:1-5, Proverbs 22:7

righteous: Psalms 112:5, Psalms 112:9, Deuteronomy 15:9-11, Job 31:16-20, Isaiah 32:8, Isaiah 58:7-10, Luke 6:30, Acts 11:29, Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 8:9, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Hebrews 6:10, Hebrews 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 Psalms 37:26 - merciful Micah 7:8 - when I fall Matthew 5:42 - General Matthew 6:2 - when Romans 12:8 - with diligence

Verse 22

Blessed: Psalms 37:11, Psalms 37:18, Psalms 32:1, Psalms 115:15, Psalms 128:1, Proverbs 3:33

cursed: Psalms 119:21, Matthew 25:41, 1 Corinthians 16:22, Galatians 3:10, Galatians 3:13

cut off: Psalms 37:9, Psalms 37:28, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General 1 Kings 2:4 - fail Psalms 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

steps: Psalms 17:5, Psalms 85:13, Psalms 119:133, Psalms 121:3, Psalms 121:8, 1 Samuel 2:9, Job 23:11, Job 23:12, Proverbs 16:9, Jeremiah 10:23

ordered: or, established, Psalms 40:2, Proverbs 4:26

delighteth: Psalms 147:10, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 11:20, Jeremiah 9:24, Hebrews 13:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:10 - General 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the good Psalms 7:9 - but Psalms 18:19 - because Psalms 25:10 - the paths Psalms 25:12 - him Psalms 37:31 - none Psalms 66:9 - suffereth Psalms 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: Psalms 34:19, Psalms 34:20, Psalms 40:2, Psalms 91:12, Psalms 94:18, Psalms 145:14, Proverbs 24:16, Micah 7:7, Micah 7:8, Luke 2:34, Luke 22:31, Luke 22:32, Luke 22:60-62

for: Psalms 37:17, Psalms 145:14, John 10:27-30

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:9 - will keep 1 Samuel 29:10 - General Job 8:20 - God Psalms 25:10 - the paths Psalms 55:22 - suffer Psalms 62:2 - I shall Psalms 63:8 - thy Psalms 66:9 - suffereth Psalms 73:18 - thou castedst Psalms 73:23 - thou hast Psalms 77:7 - the Lord Psalms 116:8 - and my feet Psalms 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: Psalms 71:9, Psalms 71:18, Job 32:6, Job 32:7, Acts 21:16, Philemon 1:8, Philemon 1:9

yet: Psalms 37:28, Psalms 94:14, Joshua 1:5, 1 Samuel 12:22, Isaiah 13:16, 2 Corinthians 4:9, Hebrews 12:5, Hebrews 12:6, Hebrews 13:5

nor his seed: Psalms 25:13, Psalms 59:15, Psalms 109:10, Psalms 112:2, Genesis 17:7, Job 15:23, Proverbs 13:22, Luke 1:53-55

Reciprocal: Job 4:7 - who ever Psalms 71:11 - God Psalms 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

ever: Heb. all the day

merciful: Psalms 37:21, Psalms 112:5, Psalms 112:9, 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 Psalms 25:13 - his seed Psalms 41:1 - Lord Psalms 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: Psalms 34:14, Job 28:28, Proverbs 16:6, Proverbs 16:17, Isaiah 1:16, Isaiah 1:17, 2 Timothy 2:19, Titus 2:11-14

do good: Psalms 37:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Titus 3:8, Titus 3:14, Hebrews 13:16, Hebrews 13:21, 1 John 2:16, 1 John 2:17

Reciprocal: Job 1:8 - escheweth Psalms 18:23 - upright Psalms 37:29 - General Psalms 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

loveth: Psalms 11:7, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 45:7, Psalms 99:4, Isaiah 30:18, Isaiah 61:8, Jeremiah 9:24

forsaketh: Psalms 37:25, Psalms 37:40, Psalms 92:13-15, Isaiah 59:21, Jeremiah 32:40, Jeremiah 32:41, John 5:24, John 6:39, John 6:40, John 10:28-30, John 15:9, 1 John 2:19, 1 Peter 1:5, Jude 1:1

but: Psalms 21:10, Exodus 20:5, Job 18:19, Job 27:14, Proverbs 2:22, Isaiah 14:20, Isaiah 14:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:7 - God 1 Samuel 2:9 - his saints 2 Kings 21:14 - And I will Job 29:2 - God Psalms 12:7 - thou shalt Psalms 16:1 - Preserve Psalms 22:1 - why hast Psalms 37:22 - cut off Psalms 71:11 - God Psalms 86:2 - Preserve Psalms 94:14 - For Psalms 97:10 - preserveth Psalms 109:13 - Let his Psalms 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

Psalms 37:9, Psalms 37:11, Psalms 37:18, Psalms 37:27, Deuteronomy 30:20, Proverbs 2:21, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:3, Revelation 21:4, Revelation 21:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General Psalms 25:13 - inherit Proverbs 10:30 - never Matthew 5:5 - they 1 Timothy 4:8 - having

Verse 30

Psalms 71:15, Psalms 71:24, Deuteronomy 6:7-9, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 10:31, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 25:11-13, Proverbs 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 Psalms 34:21 - Evil Psalms 40:8 - yea Psalms 119:13 - I declared Psalms 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

law: Psalms 1:2, Psalms 40:3, Psalms 40:8, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:98, Deuteronomy 6:6, Deuteronomy 11:18-20, Proverbs 4:4, Isaiah 51:7, Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10

none: Psalms 37:23, Psalms 121:3

steps: or, goings, Psalms 17:5, Psalms 40:2, Psalms 44:18, *marg. Psalms 73:2, Job 23:11, Proverbs 14:15, Ezekiel 27:6, *marg.

Reciprocal: Joshua 1:8 - book Job 33:3 - my lips Psalms 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

watcheth: Psalms 37:12, Psalms 10:8-10, Jeremiah 20:10, Luke 6:7, Luke 11:54, Luke 14:1, Luke 19:47, Luke 19:48, Luke 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 Psalms 41:2 - thou wilt not Psalms 56:6 - mark Psalms 59:3 - they Psalms 71:10 - lay wait for Psalms 116:15 - Precious Psalms 119:95 - wicked Psalms 124:2 - when men Psalms 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

will not: Psalms 31:7, Psalms 31:8, Psalms 124:6, Psalms 124:7, 1 Samuel 23:26-28, 2 Timothy 4:17, 2 Peter 2:9

condemn: Psalms 109:31, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:33, Romans 8:34

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 Psalms 17:2 - Let my Psalms 41:2 - thou wilt not Psalms 59:3 - they Psalms 71:10 - lay wait for Psalms 116:15 - Precious Psalms 119:121 - leave me Psalms 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: 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. Psalms 37:3, Psalms 37:7, Psalms 37:9, Psalms 27:14, Proverbs 20:22

keep: Job 17:9, Job 23:10-12, Proverbs 4:25-27, Proverbs 16:17, Matthew 24:13

exalt: Psalms 92:10, Psalms 112:9, Luke 14:11, 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 5:6

when: Psalms 52:5, Psalms 52:6, Psalms 91:8, Psalms 92:11

Reciprocal: Esther 8:2 - Esther set Psalms 25:3 - wait Psalms 54:7 - and mine Psalms 62:5 - wait Psalms 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: Psalms 73:3-11, Esther 5:11, Job 5:3, Job 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, Ezekiel 31:18, 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 Psalms 37:2 - General Psalms 37:9 - evildoers Psalms 37:10 - wicked Psalms 52:5 - pluck Psalms 58:8 - pass Psalms 73:12 - these Psalms 73:18 - thou castedst Psalms 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

Psalms 37:10, Exodus 15:9, Exodus 15:10, Exodus 15:19, Job 20:5-29, Isaiah 10:16-19, Isaiah 10:33, Isaiah 10:34, Acts 12:22, Acts 12:23

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 Psalms 37:2 - General Psalms 37:9 - evildoers Psalms 52:5 - pluck Psalms 58:8 - pass Psalms 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

Job 1:1, Job 42:12-17, Proverbs 14:32, Isaiah 32:17, Isaiah 57:2, Luke 2:25-29, Acts 7:59, Acts 7:60, 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 Psalms 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

Psalms 1:4-6, Psalms 9:17, Psalms 52:5, Proverbs 14:32, Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:49, Matthew 13:50, Matthew 25:46, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 73:17 - then Psalms 92:7 - wicked Psalms 104:35 - sinners Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction Romans 6:22 - and the end

Verse 39

salvation: Psalms 3:8, Isaiah 12:2, Jonah 2:9, Ephesians 2:8

strength: Psalms 9:9, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 91:15, Isaiah 33:2, Colossians 1:11, 2 Timothy 4:17

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:8 - because 2 Chronicles 32:22 - Lord Psalms 41:1 - Lord Psalms 62:1 - from Psalms 97:10 - preserveth Psalms 143:11 - bring Psalms 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

the Lord: Isaiah 31:5, Isaiah 46:4, Daniel 3:17, Daniel 3:28, Daniel 6:23

from: Psalms 17:13, Psalms 27:2, 1 John 2:13, 1 John 2:14, 1 John 5:18

because: Psalms 22:4, Psalms 22:5, 1 Chronicles 5:20

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:8 - because 2 Chronicles 32:22 - Lord Psalms 3:8 - Salvation Psalms 12:7 - thou shalt Psalms 25:2 - O Psalms 37:28 - forsaketh Psalms 41:1 - Lord Psalms 91:15 - deliver Psalms 97:10 - preserveth Psalms 143:11 - bring Psalms 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". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-37.html.