Psalm 37:20
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English Standard Version
But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.

English Revised Version
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the excellency of the pastures: they shall consume; in smoke shall they consume away.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

That which corresponds to the "treading" or stringing of the bow is the drawing from the sheath or unsheathing of the sword: פּתח, Ezekiel 21:28, cf. Psalm 55:22. The combination ישׁרי־דּרך is just like תמימי־דוך, Psalm 119:1. The emphasis in Psalm 37:14 is upon the suffix of בלבּם: they shall perish by their own weapon. קשּׁתותם has (in Baer) a Shebג dirimens, as also in Isaiah 5:28 in correct texts.

Psalm 37:20 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalm 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psalm 92:9 For, see, your enemies, O LORD, for, see, your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his might...

Luke 13:3,5 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish...

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

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 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon...

smoke

Psalm 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Genesis 19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, see...

Leviticus 3:3-11,16 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat that covers the inwards...

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Cross References
Psalm 18:37
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.

Psalm 37:38
But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!

Psalm 73:27
For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

Psalm 92:9
For behold, your enemies, O LORD, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered.

Psalm 102:3
For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

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