Psalm 37:3
New International Version
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

New Living Translation
Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

English Standard Version
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Berean Study Bible
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

New American Standard Bible
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

King James Bible
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Christian Standard Bible
Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely.

Contemporary English Version
Trust the LORD and live right! The land will be yours, and you will be safe.

Good News Translation
Trust in the LORD and do good; live in the land and be safe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely.

International Standard Version
Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness.

NET Bible
Trust in the LORD and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!

New Heart English Bible
Trust in the LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hope in God and do good, dwell in the land and seek faithfulness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Trust the LORD, and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and cherish faithfulness.

New American Standard 1977
Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed.

American King James Version
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.

American Standard Version
Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hope in the Lord, and do good; and dwell on the land, and thou shalt be fed with the wealth of it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches.

Darby Bible Translation
Confide in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness;

English Revised Version
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and follow after faithfulness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

World English Bible
Trust in Yahweh, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.

Young's Literal Translation
Trust in Jehovah, and do good, Dwell in the land, and enjoy faithfulness,
Study Bible
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
2For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender plants. 3Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 4Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 30:20
and that you may love the LORD your God, obey Him, and hold fast to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the LORD swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and trust in the LORD.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 115:9
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;

Isaiah 40:11
He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. He gently leads the nursing ewes.

Isaiah 57:13
When you cry out, let your companies of idols deliver you! Yet the wind will carry off all of them, a breath will take them away. But he who seeks refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain."

Jeremiah 43:4
So Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces disobeyed the command of the LORD to stay in the land of Judah.

Ezekiel 34:13
I will bring them out from the peoples, gather them from the countries, and bring them into their own land. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines, and in all the settlements of the land.

Ezekiel 34:14
I will feed them in good pasture, and the lofty mountains of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in a good grazing land; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.

Trust

Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Psalm 26:1
A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

Isaiah 1:16-19
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; …

so shalt

Genesis 26:2
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

1 Samuel 26:19
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.

Hebrews 11:13-16
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…

verily [heb.

Psalm 33:19
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 34:9,10
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Matthew 6:31-33
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? …







Lexicon
Trust
בְּטַ֣ח (bə·ṭaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in the LORD
בַּֽ֭יהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

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

dwell
שְׁכָן־ (šə·ḵān-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in the land
אֶ֝֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and cultivate
וּרְעֵ֥ה (ū·rə·‘êh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

faithfulness.
אֱמוּנָֽה׃ (’ĕ·mū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity
(3) The alphabetic structure helps the poet to make an emphatic threefold exhortation to piety. Trust in Jehovah; commit thy way to Jehovah; rest in Jehovah.

So shalt thou dwell . . .--The Authorised Version is quite right in taking the verbs in this clause as futures. (Comp. Psalm 37:11; Psalm 37:18; Psalm 37:22.) Emigration, when referred to by the prophets (Jeremiah 25:5; Jeremiah 35:15), is always represented as compulsory, and it was a promise of preservation from it, not a warning against it, that the pious Israelite needed.

And verily thou shalt be fed.--Taken literally this promise may be addressed to the Levites, and may contain allusion to their precarious condition, dependent as they were on offerings and tithes, but the Hebrew may also have the meanings: (1) Thou shalt feed on (or enjoy) stability (or security). (Comp. Isaiah 33:6 : "and wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times.") (2) Thou shalt pasture on faithfulness, i.e., be supported by God's truth and righteousness as by a rich pasture. (Comp. Psalm 23:1, and, for the expression, Proverbs 15:14, "feedeth on foolishness.") Possibly both were combined in the psalmist's thought, for the faithfulness of God is the security of man.

Verse 3. - Trust in the Lord, and do good. Notwithstanding any difficulty which the prosperity of the wicked causes thee, trust thou still in the Lord; be sure that his providence watches over thee, and endeavour still to serve him by "doing good." So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed; rather, dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness (Kay); i.e. remain where thou art, and be satisfied with the thought of God's faithfulness. Feed on this. 37:1-6 When we look abroad we see the world full of evil-doers, that flourish and live in ease. So it was seen of old, therefore let us not marvel at the matter. We are tempted to fret at this, to think them the only happy people, and so we are prone to do like them: but this we are warned against. Outward prosperity is fading. When we look forward, with an eye of faith, we shall see no reason to envy the wicked. Their weeping and wailing will be everlasting. The life of religion is a believing trust in the Lord, and diligent care to serve him according to his will. It is not trusting God, but tempting him, if we do not make conscience of our duty to him. A man's life consists not in abundance, but, Thou shalt have food convenient for thee. This is more than we deserve, and it is enough for one that is going to heaven. To delight in God is as much a privilege as a duty. He has not promised to gratify the appetites of the body, and the humours of the fancy, but the desires of the renewed, sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man? It is this, to know, and love, and serve God. Commit thy way unto the Lord; roll thy way upon the Lord, so the margin reads it. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, the burden of thy care. We must roll it off ourselves, not afflict and perplex ourselves with thoughts about future events, but refer them to God. By prayer spread thy case and all thy cares before the Lord, and trust in him. We must do our duty, and then leave the event with God. The promise is very sweet: He shall bring that to pass, whatever it is, which thou has committed to him.
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