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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD loves uprightness and does not forsake his merciful ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
for Jehovah loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: They are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
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 will trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not abandoned 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.

Psalm 37:9
For the evildoers will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:25
I once was young and now am old, yet never have I seen the righteous abandoned or their children begging for bread.

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

Psalm 41:2
The LORD will protect and preserve him; He will bless him in the land and will not surrender him to the will of his foes.

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to Me My saints, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."

Psalm 94:14
For the LORD will not forsake His people; He will never abandon His heritage.

Psalm 109:13
May his descendants be cut off; may their name be blotted out from the next generation.

Proverbs 2:22
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be uprooted.

Isaiah 14:20
You will not join them in burial, since you have destroyed your land and slaughtered your own people. The offspring of the wicked will never again be mentioned.

Isaiah 49:6
He says, "It is not enough for you to be My Servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, to bring My salvation to the ends of the earth."

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.







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

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

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

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֗ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3808: Not, no

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

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

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

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

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

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

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