Psalm 37:20
New International Version
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

New Living Translation
But the wicked will die. The LORD's enemies are like flowers in a field--they will disappear like smoke.

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.

Berean Study Bible
But the wicked and enemies of the LORD will perish like the glory of the fields. They will vanish; like smoke they will fade away.

New American Standard Bible
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be 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.

Christian Standard Bible
But the wicked will perish; the LORD's enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away--they will fade away like smoke.

Contemporary English Version
Wicked people are enemies of the LORD and will vanish like smoke from a field on fire.

Good News Translation
But the wicked will die; the enemies of the LORD will vanish like wild flowers; they will disappear like smoke.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the wicked will perish; the LORD's enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away-- they will fade away like smoke.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the wicked will perish. The LORD's enemies will be consumed like flowers in the fields. They will vanish like smoke.

NET Bible
But evil men will die; the LORD's enemies will be incinerated--they will go up in smoke.

New Heart English Bible
But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of the LORD shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish--vanish like smoke.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the wicked perish and the fattened enemies of Lord Jehovah are finished and like smoke they disappear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But wicked people will disappear. The LORD's enemies will vanish like the best part of a meadow. They will vanish like smoke.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs-- They shall pass away in smoke, they shall pass away.

New American Standard 1977
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Caph But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD as the fattest of rams shall be consumed; as smoke they shall fade away.

King James 2000 Bible
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall vanish; into smoke shall they vanish away.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.

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.

World English Bible
But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish-- vanish like smoke.

Young's Literal Translation
But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
19In the time of evil they will not be ashamed, and in the days of famine they will be satisfied. 20But the wicked and enemies of the LORD will perish like the glory of the fields. They will vanish; like smoke they will fade away. 21The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous are gracious and giving.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:37
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were consumed.

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

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is blown away, You will drive them out; as wax melts before the fire, the wicked will perish in the presence of God.

Psalm 73:27
Those far from You will surely perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.

Psalm 92:9
For surely Your enemies, O LORD, surely Your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Psalm 102:3
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like glowing embers.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

But the

Psalm 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melts before …

Psalm 92:9 For, see, your enemies, O LORD, for, see, your enemies shall perish; …

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Leviticus 3:3-11,16 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering …

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his …

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







Lexicon
But
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֨ים ׀ (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and enemies
וְאֹיְבֵ֣י (wə·’ō·yə·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

of the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will perish
יֹאבֵ֗דוּ (yō·ḇê·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

like the glory
כִּיקַ֣ר (kî·qar)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

of the fields.
כָּרִ֑ים (kā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3733: A ram, a, battering-ram, a meadow, a pad, camel's saddle

They will vanish;
כָּל֖וּ (kā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

like smoke
בֶעָשָׁ֣ן (ḇe·‘ā·šān)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6227: Smoke

they will fade away.
כָּֽלוּ׃ (kā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent
(20) As the fat of lambs.--It is now generally allowed that this should be rendered as the glory of the meadows, recurring to the image of Psalm 37:2. The next clause may then be either, they are consumed, with smoke they are consumed; or, they pass away, like smoke they pass away.

Verse 20. - But the wicked shall perish (comp. vers. 2, 9, 10, 15, 36); literally, for the wicked shall perish. The happiness of the righteous cannot be complete until the wicked are removed out of their way; since, so long as they continue in the world, they will be ever vexing the righteous and troubling them (Psalm 56:1). And the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs. So, many of the old commentators, as Aquila, Kimchi, and others; and among moderns, Rosenmuller, and Professor Alexander. But the bulk of recent critics translate, as the excellency of the pastures (Hupfeld, Kay, Hengstenberg, Canon Cook, Cheyne, Revised Version); i.e. the rich herbage which is burnt up by the heat of summer (comp. ver. 2). Both translations seem to be tenable; but the latter is perhaps preferable, since the consumption of the fat of lambs upon the altar is connected with the idea, not of rejection, but of acceptance. Into smoke shall they consume away (comp. Psalm 102:3). 37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.
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