Psalm 37:28
New International Version
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

New Living Translation
For the LORD loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

English Standard Version
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD loves justice and will not forsake His saints. They are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off.

King James Bible
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

New King James Version
For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD loves justice And does not abandon His godly ones; They are protected forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be eliminated.

NASB 1995
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

NASB 1977
For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever; But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD delights in justice And does not abandon His saints (faithful ones); They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will [in time] be cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon his faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH loves judgment and does not forsake his righteous ones, but keeps them for eternity, and the seed of the wicked he destroys.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord loves judgment, and will not forsake his saints; they shall be preserved for ever: the blameless shall be avenged, but the seed of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD loves justice, and he won't ever desert his faithful people. He always protects them, but destroys the children of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints : they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

English Revised Version
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Good News Translation
for the LORD loves what is right and does not abandon his faithful people. He protects them forever, but the descendants of the wicked will be driven out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They will be kept safe forever, but the descendants of wicked people will be cut off.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They are kept safe forever, but the lawless will be chased away, and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD loveth justice, And forsaketh not His saints; They are preserved for ever; But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH is loving judgment, And He does not forsake His saintly ones, They have been kept for all time, And the seed of the wicked is cut off.

NET Bible
For the LORD promotes justice, and never abandons his faithful followers. They are permanently secure, but the children of evil men are wiped out.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD loves justice, and doesn't forsake his faithful ones. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

World English Bible
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn't forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah is loving judgment, And He doth not forsake His saintly ones, To the age they have been kept, And the seed of the wicked is cut off.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
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. 29The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.…

Cross References
Psalm 9:10
Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.

Psalm 12:7
You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.

Psalm 21:10
You will wipe their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from the sons of men.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 33:5
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His loving devotion.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

loveth

Psalm 11:7
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Psalm 45:6,7
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre…

Psalm 99:4
The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

forsaketh

Psalm 37:25,40
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread…

Psalm 92:13-15
Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God…

Isaiah 59:21
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

but

Psalm 21:10
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.









(28) For the Lord.--In the Hebrew the stanza that should begin with the letter ayin is wanting, but may be restored by a very slight change, to agree with the Codex Alex., of the LXX., the Vulg. and Symmachus. "The unjust shall be punished."

Probably the transcriber was misled by the tsadde of the next verse, since that letter and ayin were often interchanged. (See Note, Psalm 34:14.)

Verse 28. - For the Lord loveth judgment (comp. Psalm 11:7). "Judgment" - משׁפט - is here "justice," "righteousness;" as in Psalm 33:5; Psalm 99:4; Psalm 103:6, etc. And forsaketh not his saints (see ver. 25; and comp. Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 42:16, etc.). They are preserved for ever. Something has probably fallen out at the commencement of this line, which ought to begin with the letter ain. But the seed of the wicked shall be out off. The wicked shall perish, not only in their own persons, but in their posterity, who shall be "cut off from the land of the living" (Isaiah 53:8), and have "their name blotted out" (Psalm 109:13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

loves
אֹ֘הֵ֤ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֗ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and will not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

forsake
יַעֲזֹ֣ב (ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

His saints.
חֲ֭סִידָיו (ḥă·sî·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious

They are preserved
נִשְׁמָ֑רוּ (niš·mā·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

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

but the offspring
וְזֶ֖רַע (wə·ze·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

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

will be cut off.
נִכְרָֽת׃ (niḵ·rāṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant


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