Psalm 37:11
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New International Version
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.

New Living Translation
The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.

English Standard Version
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

New American Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

King James Bible
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.

International Standard Version
The humble will inherit the land; they will take in abundant peace.

NET Bible
But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the poor inherit the Earth and enjoy abundant peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Oppressed people will inherit the land and will enjoy unlimited peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

King James 2000 Bible
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

American King James Version
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

American Standard Version
But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.

Darby Bible Translation
But the meek shall possess the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of prosperity.

English Revised Version
But the meek shall inherit the land; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

World English Bible
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Young's Literal Translation
And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - But the meek shall inherit the earth. This prophecy is endorsed by our Lord (Matthew 5:5). It has only had occasional fulfilment hitherto, notably in Moses, the meekest man of his day (Numbers 12:3); to some extent in St. Louis and other great saints, whose influence has been world-wide, as St. Francis d'Assisi, St. Francis Xavier, St. Carlo Boromeo, and others. And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Being men of peace, the meek, when they "inherit the earth," will establish universal peace (Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 65:25; Ezekiel 34:25) and "delight in the abundance of it" (comp. Psalm 72:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the meek shall inherit the earth,.... See Gill on Psalm 37:9; of this character See Gill on Psalm 22:26. Our Lord seems to refer to this passage in Matthew 5:5;

and shall delight themselves is the abundance of peace; of spiritual peace enjoyed in a way of believing, arising from a comfortable view of interest in the blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and of all happiness and prosperity in the kingdom of Christ here on earth, at which time there will be abundance of peace, Psalm 72:7; or of eternal peace in the world to come, which will be a state of uninterrupted and unspeakable peace; see Psalm 37:37; all which afford inconceivable delight and pleasure; and therefore such have no need to fret and be envious at the fading happiness of wicked men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. peace—includes prosperity.

Psalm 37:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Fret Because of Evildoers
10Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. 11But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. 12The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Psalm 25:13
They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 72:7
In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

Psalm 119:165
Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Isaiah 29:19
Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:21
Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.
Treasury of Scripture

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

the meek

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

delight

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; …

Psalm 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace …

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been …

Isaiah 57:18-21 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and …

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world …

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep …

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