New American Standard Bible
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
King James Bible
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
His soul shall dwell in prosperity, and his seed shall inherit the earth.
World English Bible
His soul shall dwell at ease. His seed shall inherit the land.
Young's Literal Translation
His soul in good doth remain, And his seed doth possess the land.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His soul shall dwell at ease - Margin: "shall lodge in goodness." So the Hebrew. The idea is that of one "at home;" one who finds a comfortable and safe resting place; one who is not a wanderer or a vagrant. The word rendered in the text "at ease," and in the margin "goodness," means "good;" and the idea is that of a good or safe condition as compared with that of one who wanders abroad without a shelter, or of one who has lost his way, and has no one to guide him. As contrasted with such an one, he who fears God, and who seeks his guidance and direction, will be like a man in his own comfortable and quiet home. The one is a condition of safety and of ease; the other, a condition of anxiety, doubt, trouble. Nothing could better describe the calmness, peace, and conscious security of the man who has found the truth and who serves God - as compared with the state of that man who has no religion, no fear of God, no hope of heaven.
And his seed - His posterity; his family. "Shall inherit the earth." Originally this promise referred to the land of Canaan, as a promise connected with obeying the law of God: Exodus 20:12. It came then to be synonymous with outward worldly prosperity; with length of days, and happiness in the earth. See it explained in the notes at Matthew 5:5.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Both Things are Specially Worthy of Notice. ...
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
The descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name will dwell in it.
"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'
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