Psalm 37:27
New International Version
Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.

New Living Translation
Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever.

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

Berean Study Bible
Turn away from evil and do good, so that you will abide forever.

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

New King James Version
Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.

New American Standard Bible
Turn from evil and do good, So that you will dwell forever.

NASB 1995
Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.

NASB 1977
Depart from evil, and do good, So you will abide forever.

Amplified Bible
Depart from evil and do good; And you will dwell [securely in the land] forever.

Christian Standard Bible
Turn away from evil, do what is good, and settle permanently.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pass from evil and do good; rest for eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Turn aside from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever.

Contemporary English Version
If you stop sinning and start doing right, you will keep living and be secure forever.

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.

Good News Translation
Turn away from evil and do good, and your descendants will always live in the land;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Avoid evil, do good, and live forever.

International Standard Version
Depart from evil, and do good, and you will live in the land forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

Literal Standard Version
Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell for all time.

NET Bible
Turn away from evil! Do what is right! Then you will enjoy lasting security.

New Heart English Bible
Turn away from evil, and do good. Live securely forever.

World English Bible
Depart from evil, and do good. Live securely forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell to the age.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
26They are ever generous and quick to lend, and their children are a blessing. 27Turn away from evil and do good, so that you will abide forever. 28For the LORD loves justice and will not forsake His saints. They are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off.…

Cross References
3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who 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 inheritance will last forever.

Psalm 102:28
The children of Your servants will dwell securely, and their descendants will be established before You."


Treasury of Scripture

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

Depart

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

Job 28:28
And unto 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…

do good

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil unto 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…









Verse 27. - Depart from evil, and do good. The same injunction is given, in exactly the same words, in Psalm 34:14. And dwell for evermore. This is to be understood as a promise, "If thou wilt depart from evil, and do good, then thou shalt dwell in the land for ever" (comp. ver. 3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Turn away
ס֣וּר (sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

from evil
מֵ֭רָע (mê·rā‘)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

and do
וַעֲשֵׂה־ (wa·‘ă·śêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

good,
ט֗וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

so that you will abide
וּשְׁכֹ֥ן (ū·šə·ḵōn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

forever.
לְעוֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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