Psalm 37:9
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New International Version
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

New Living Translation
For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the LORD will possess the land.

English Standard Version
For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Berean Study Bible
For the evildoers will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

New American Standard Bible
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

King James Bible
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Contemporary English Version
All sinners will disappear, but if you trust the LORD, the land will be yours.

Good News Translation
Those who trust in the LORD will possess the land, but the wicked will be driven out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

International Standard Version
Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land.

NET Bible
Wicked men will be wiped out, but those who rely on the LORD are the ones who will possess the land.

New Heart English Bible
For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the wicked are destroyed and those who hope in Lord Jehovah inherit the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evildoers will be cut off [from their inheritance], but those who wait with hope for the LORD will inherit the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the land.

New American Standard 1977
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

American King James Version
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

American Standard Version
For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the evildoers shall be cut off : but they that wait upon the Lord shall inherit the land.

Darby Bible Translation
For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.

English Revised Version
For evil-doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

World English Bible
For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.

Young's Literal Translation
For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land.
Study Bible
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
8Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret—it can only bring harm. 9For the evildoers will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. 10A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Psalm 25:3
Surely none who wait for You will be put to shame; but those who are faithless without cause will be disgraced.

Psalm 25:13
His soul will dwell in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:2
For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender plants.

Psalm 37:22
Surely those He blesses will inherit the land, but the cursed will be destroyed.

Psalm 37:28
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.

Psalm 37:29
The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.

Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

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

Proverbs 2:21
For the upright will inhabit the land, and the blameless will remain in it;

Isaiah 49:23
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow to you facedown and lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in Me will never be put to shame."

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."

Isaiah 60:21
Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.

Treasury of Scripture

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

evil doers

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like …

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: …

Job 20:23-29 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his …

Job 27:13,14 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of …

inherit

Psalm 37:11,12,29 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves …

Psalm 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Isaiah 58:14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you …

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God …

Revelation 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

the earth. or, `the land,' airetz, probably the land of Judea, given by God himself as an inheritance to their fathers, and their posterity forever: and this verse seems to contain a promise of their return thither







Verse 9. - For evil-doers shall be out off. It is foolish to "fret" and rage and storm against the ungodly whom we see prospering, since they will certainly be "cut off" sooner or later - sooner rather than later, according to the belief of the writer (see vers. 2, 10). But those that wait upon the Lord (see Ver. 7), they shall inherit the earth. It is doubly foolish, since when the wicked are "cut off," as they will be assuredly some day, the godly will find themselves the inheritors of the earth. This prophecy is partially fulfilled from time to time, and will find its complete fulfilment in the "new heavens and new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13). For evildoers shall be cut off,.... Though they flourish for a while, they shall be cut down like the grass or flower of the field, or they shall be cut off as branches from a flourishing tree; they shall be cut off from the earth, and rooted out of it by death or some desolating judgment; see Proverbs 2:22; and therefore not to be envied and fretted at;

but those that wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth; such who attend his word, worship, and ordinances; obey his commands, trust in his grace and mercy; or, as the Targum, "trust in the word of the Lord"; who wait upon him for the manifestations of himself, for the performance of his promises, for answer of prayer, for supplies of grace, and live in the expectation of the heavenly glory; these shall have for their inheritance, not the land of Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, which the obedient Jews enjoyed; but either this world and the necessaries of it, which such persons have the promise of, a right unto through Christ, are heirs of, and do enjoy what they do with a blessing; or else the new earth after this, in which only righteous ones, those that wait upon the Lord, and trust in him, will dwell; unless the heavenly country, the good land afar off, is meant, often called an inheritance. 9. Two reasons: The prosperity of the wicked is short; and the pious, by humble trust, will secure all covenant blessing, denoted here by "inherit the earth" (compare Ps 25:13).37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.
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