Psalm 37:28
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New International Version
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

New Living Translation
For the LORD loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

English Standard Version
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They are kept safe forever, but the lawless will be chased away, and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

NET Bible
For the LORD promotes justice, and never abandons his faithful followers. They are permanently secure, but the children of evil men are wiped out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah loves judgment and does not forsake his righteous ones, but keeps them for eternity, and the seed of the wicked he destroys.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They will be kept safe forever, but the descendants of wicked people will be cut off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD loves uprightness and does not forsake his merciful ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

American King James Version
For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints : they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

Darby Bible Translation
for Jehovah loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: They are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah is loving judgment, And He doth not forsake His saintly ones, To the age they have been kept, And the seed of the wicked is cut off.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:21-33 The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful. We must leave our sins; learn to do well, and cleave to it. This is true religion. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. And if we are sure of this, we are sure not to want any thing good for us in this world. By his grace and Holy Spirit, he directs the thoughts, affections, and designs of good men. By his providence he overrules events, so as to make their way plain. He does not always show them his way for a distance, but leads them step by step, as children are led. God will keep them from being ruined by their falls, either into sin or into trouble, though such as fall into sin will be sorely hurt. Few, if any, have known the consistent believer, or his children, reduced to abject, friendless want. God forsakes not his saints in affliction; and in heaven only the righteous shall dwell for ever; that will be their everlasting habitation. A good man may fall into the hands of a messenger of Satan, and be sorely buffeted, but God will not leave him in his enemy's hands.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - For the Lord loveth judgment (comp. Psalm 11:7). "Judgment" - משׁפט - is here "justice," "righteousness;" as in Psalm 33:5; Psalm 99:4; Psalm 103:6, etc. And forsaketh not his saints (see ver. 25; and comp. Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 42:16, etc.). They are preserved for ever. Something has probably fallen out at the commencement of this line, which ought to begin with the letter ain. But the seed of the wicked shall be out off. The wicked shall perish, not only in their own persons, but in their posterity, who shall be "cut off from the land of the living" (Isaiah 53:8), and have "their name blotted out" (Psalm 109:13).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Lord loveth judgment,.... Righteousness, or righteous actions, when done according to his will, from love, in faith, and to his glory; see Psalm 11:7; or to minister judgment to the people, and to render to every man according to his works;

and forsaketh not his saints; his Holy Ones, who are called with an holy calling, are created in righteousness and true holiness, and have principles of grace and holiness wrought in them; or whom he prosecutes with his favour and goodness, with his everlasting love and mercy, with spiritual blessings, with the blessings of justification, pardon, adoption, and a right to eternal life: these he never forsakes, not their persons, neither in life nor at death, nor at judgment; nor does he ever forsake the work of his own hands in them; but performs it until the day of Christ: nor will he ever so forsake them, as that they shall perish through the strength of sin, the temptations of Satan, or the snares of the world;

they are preserved for ever; from the dominion and damning power of sin, from being devoured by Satan, from a total and final falling away, and from being hurt of the second death: they are preserved in Christ, in whose hands they are; and by the power of God, safe to his kingdom and glory, into which they shall have an abundant entrance;

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off; out of the earth, in the midst of their days, like withered branches; and be cast into everlasting burnings.



Psalm 37:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Fret Because of Evildoers
27Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever. 28For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off. 29The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:10
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.

Psalm 12:7
You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,

Psalm 21:10
You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.

Psalm 27:9
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.

Psalm 33:5
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 37:9
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:25
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Psalm 37:38
But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked.

Psalm 41:2
The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."

Psalm 94:14
For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.

Psalm 109:13
May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.

Proverbs 2:22
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Isaiah 14:20
you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. Let the offspring of the wicked never be mentioned again.

Isaiah 49:6
he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."
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For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

loveth

Psalm 11:7 For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does …

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, …

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; …

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

forsaketh

Psalm 37:25,40 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous …

Psalm 92:13-15 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in …

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit …

Jeremiah 32:40,41 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not …

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

John 6:39,40 And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that of all which …

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready …

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

but

Psalm 21:10 Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from …

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

Job 18:19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining …

Job 27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring …

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors …

Isaiah 14:20,21 You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed …

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