Psalm 37:27
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English Standard Version
Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.

King James Bible
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

American Standard Version
Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
Depart from evil, and do good; dwell for evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

It is the promise expressed in Deuteronomy 15:6; Deuteronomy 28:12, Deuteronomy 28:44, which is rendered in Psalm 37:21 in the more universal, sententious form. לוה signifies to be bound or under obligation to any one equals to borrow and to owe (nexum esse). The confirmation of Psalm 37:22 is not inappropriate (as Hitzig considers it, who places Psalm 37:22 after Psalm 37:20): in that ever deeper downfall of the ungodly, and in that charitableness of the righteous, which becomes more and more easy to him by reason of his prosperity, the curse and blessing of God, which shall be revealed in the end of the earthly lot of both the righteous and the ungodly, are even now foretold. Whilst those who reject the blessing of God are cut off, the promise given to the patriarchs is fulfilled in the experience of those who are blessed of God, in all its fulness.

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Depart

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...

Isaiah 1:16,17 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil...

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

do good

Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Titus 2:8,14 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you...

Hebrews 13:16,21 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased...

1 John 2:16,17 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father...

Cross References
3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:18
The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;

Psalm 102:28
The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

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