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.

New American Standard Bible
Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Depart from evil, and do good, So you will abide forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Samech Depart from evil, and do good, and thou shalt live for evermore.

King James 2000 Bible
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.

American King James Version
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

Darby Bible Translation
Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore;

English Revised Version
Depart from evil, and do good; dwell for evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

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.
Study Bible
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 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…







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

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

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

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

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

forever.
לְעוֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always
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). 37:21-33 The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful. We must leave our sins; learn to do well, and cleave to it. This is true religion. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. And if we are sure of this, we are sure not to want any thing good for us in this world. By his grace and Holy Spirit, he directs the thoughts, affections, and designs of good men. By his providence he overrules events, so as to make their way plain. He does not always show them his way for a distance, but leads them step by step, as children are led. God will keep them from being ruined by their falls, either into sin or into trouble, though such as fall into sin will be sorely hurt. Few, if any, have known the consistent believer, or his children, reduced to abject, friendless want. God forsakes not his saints in affliction; and in heaven only the righteous shall dwell for ever; that will be their everlasting habitation. A good man may fall into the hands of a messenger of Satan, and be sorely buffeted, but God will not leave him in his enemy's hands.
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