Psalm 37:34
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Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

King James Bible
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Darby Bible Translation
Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].

World English Bible
Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Young's Literal Translation
Look unto Jehovah, and keep His way, And He doth exalt thee to possess the land, In the wicked being cut off -- thou seest!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wait on the Lord, and keep his way - This is the true mode of waiting on God which the Scripture recommends; keeping God's way - using all his ordinances, and living in the spirit of obedience. He who waits thus is sure to have the farther blessings of which he is in pursuit. קוה kavah, to wait, implies the extension of a right line from one point to another. The first point is the human heart; the line is its intense desire; and the last point is God, to whom this heart extends this straight line of earnest desire to be filled with the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of peace.

And he shall exalt thee to inherit the land - If ye keep his way, and be faithful to him in your exile, he will exalt you, lift you up from your present abject state, to inherit the land of your fathers. See before, Psalm 37:9, Psalm 37:11, etc.

When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it - They did see the destruction of the Babylonish king, Belshazzar, and his empire; and it was in consequence of that destruction that they were enlarged.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wait. Kawah, to wait, implies the extension of a right line from one point to another. The first point is the human heart; the line is its intense desire; and the last point is God, to whom the heart extends this straight line of earnest desire. He who, while he waits on God, keeps his way, is sure to have the further blessings of which he is in pursuit.

Psalm 37:3,7,9 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed...

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

keep

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Job 23:10-12 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold...

Proverbs 4:25-27 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you...

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

exalt

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

when

Psalm 52:5,6 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Psalm 91:8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psalm 92:11 My eye also shall see my desire on my enemies, and my ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Library
November 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
"Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8). A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way, but they touched God's work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone. If we wholly trust an interest to God we can keep our hands off it, and He will guard it
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I into God's own heart and mind My heart and mind deliver, What evil seems, a gain I find, E'en death is life for ever. I am His son, Who spread the throne Of heaven high above me. Tho' I bend low Beneath His blow, Yet still His heart doth love me. He ne'er can prove untrue to me, My Father aye must love me, And tho' He cast me in the sea, He only thus would prove me; In what He good Doth count, He would My heart establish ever. And if I stand, His mighty hand Will raise me, and deliver. Vain had
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Biographical Sketch.
Paul Gerhardt was born in Graefenhainichen in Electoral Saxony, where his father, Christian Gerhardt, was Burgomaster. There is some doubt as to the precise year of his birth, owing to the destruction of the church books when the place was burnt by the Swedes on the 16th of April, 1637. According to some, the event took place in the year 1606; according to others, in 1607. The probability is in favour of the former date, for General Superintendent Goltlob Stolze, of Luebben,[1] says that he died,
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Cross References
Psalm 18:21
For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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

Psalm 52:5
Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.

Psalm 52:6
The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,

Psalm 91:8
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Proverbs 29:16
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.

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