Psalm 37:13
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New International Version
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

New Living Translation
But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming.

English Standard Version
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

New American Standard Bible
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.

King James Bible
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming.

International Standard Version
But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming!

NET Bible
The Lord laughs in disgust at them, for he knows that their day is coming.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Lord Jehovah will laugh at him because he knows that his day is coming.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord laughs at him because he has seen that his time is coming.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Lord shall laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming.

King James 2000 Bible
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

American King James Version
The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

American Standard Version
The Lord will laugh at him; For he seeth that his day is coming.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord shall laugh at him : for he foreseeth that his day shall come.

Darby Bible Translation
The Lord laugheth at him; for he seeth that his day is coming.

English Revised Version
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Lord will laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

World English Bible
The Lord will laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming.

Young's Literal Translation
The Lord doth laugh at him, For He hath seen that his day cometh.
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 13. - The Lord shall laugh at him (comp. Psalm 2:4; Psalm 59:8; and see the comment on the former passage). For he seeth that his day is coming; i.e. God sees that the day of the wicked man's visitation is approaching (see above, vers. 2, 9, 10; and comp. 1 Samuel 26:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord shall laugh at him,.... Have him and his plots in derision, confound his schemes, and disappoint him of his designs, bring him into calamity, and laugh at it; see Psalm 2:4;

for he seeth that his day is coming; either the day of the Lord, which he has appointed to judge the world in, and which comes suddenly, at unawares, as a thief in the night, and is known unto the Lord, though to none else; or the day of the wicked man's ruin and destruction, to which he is appointed, and which is the same; and so the Targum is, "the day of his calamity": which the Lord observes is hastening on, when he will be for ever miserable.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. (Compare Ps 2:4).

seeth—knows certainly.

his day—of punishment, long delayed, shall yet come (Heb 10:37).

Psalm 37:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Fret Because of Evildoers
12The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth. 13The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming. 14The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 26:10
As surely as the LORD lives," he said, "the LORD himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish.

Job 18:20
People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.

Psalm 2:4
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Psalm 59:8
But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.

Jeremiah 50:27
Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.

Ezekiel 12:23
Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.' Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.

Ezekiel 21:25
"'You profane and wicked prince of Israel, whose day has come, whose time of punishment has reached its climax,
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

laugh

Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

his day

1 Samuel 26:10 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; …

Jeremiah 50:27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to …

Ezekiel 21:25,29 And you, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when …

Daniel 5:26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God has numbered your …

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