Psalm 37:11
New International Version
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.

New Living Translation
The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.

English Standard Version
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Berean Study Bible
But the meek will inherit the land and delight in abundant prosperity.

King James Bible
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

New King James Version
But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

New American Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

NASB 1995
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

NASB 1977
But the humble will inherit the land, And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Amplified Bible
But the humble will [at last] inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity and peace.

Christian Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.

American Standard Version
But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the poor inherit the Earth and enjoy abundant peace.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Contemporary English Version
but the poor will take the land and enjoy a big harvest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.

English Revised Version
But the meek shall inherit the land; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Good News Translation
but the humble will possess the land and enjoy prosperity and peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Oppressed people will inherit the land and will enjoy unlimited peace.

International Standard Version
The humble will inherit the land; they will take in abundant peace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the humble shall inherit the land, And delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Literal Standard Version
And the humble possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.

NET Bible
But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity.

New Heart English Bible
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

World English Bible
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Young's Literal Translation
And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
10Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. 11But the meek will inherit the land and delight in abundant prosperity. 12The wicked scheme against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them,…

Cross References
Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Psalm 25:13
His soul will dwell in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives His people strength; the LORD blesses His people with peace.

Psalm 72:7
May the righteous flourish in his days and prosperity abound, until the moon is no more.

Psalm 119:165
Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing can make them stumble.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and still lives long, yet I also know that it will go well with those who fear God, who are reverent in His presence.


Treasury of Scripture

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

the meek

Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Galatians 5:22,23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, …

1 Timothy 6:11
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

delight

Psalm 36:8
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 72:7
In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

Psalm 119:165
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.









(11) Shall inherit.--A repetition of Psalm 37:3.--Better, are heirs of the land, i.e., Canaan. Christ's Beatitude (see Matthew 5:3, N. Test. Commentary) widens the promise and lifts it to a higher level. The quiet, unpretending, contented servant of God gets more true blessedness out of the earth, and so more truly possesses it, than the ungodly, though they be lords of broad acres.

Verse 11. - But the meek shall inherit the earth. This prophecy is endorsed by our Lord (Matthew 5:5). It has only had occasional fulfilment hitherto, notably in Moses, the meekest man of his day (Numbers 12:3); to some extent in St. Louis and other great saints, whose influence has been world-wide, as St. Francis d'Assisi, St. Francis Xavier, St. Carlo Boromeo, and others. And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Being men of peace, the meek, when they "inherit the earth," will establish universal peace (Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 65:25; Ezekiel 34:25) and "delight in the abundance of it" (comp. Psalm 72:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the meek
וַעֲנָוִ֥ים (wa·‘ă·nā·wîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

will inherit
יִֽירְשׁוּ־ (yî·rə·šū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

the land
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and delight
וְ֝הִתְעַנְּג֗וּ (wə·hiṯ·‘an·nə·ḡū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6026: To be soft, pliable, effeminate, luxurious

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

abundant
רֹ֥ב (rōḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

prosperity.
שָׁלֽוֹם׃ (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace


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