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Psalms 25:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His soul shall dwell at ease; And his seed shall inherit the land.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His soul shall dwell in prosperity, and his seed shall inherit the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His soul, with prosperity, shall tarry, and, his seed, shall possess the land.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His soul in good doth remain, And his seed doth possess the land.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit the land.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His soule shall dwell at ease: and his seede shall inherite the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His soul shall dwell in prosperity; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His soul 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
shall dwell 3885
{3885} Prime
A primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
at ease; 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
and his seed 2233
{2233} Prime
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity.
shall inherit 3423
{3423} Prime
A primitive root; to occupy (be driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 25:12-13.

Psalms 25:13

_ _ inherit the earth — (compare Matthew 5:5). The phrase, alluding to the promise of Canaan, expresses all the blessings included in that promise, temporal as well as spiritual.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 25:8-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 25:13

At ease — Heb. in Good; in the possession and enjoyment of the true good. The land — Canaan; which was given as an earnest of the whole Covenant of Grace, and all its promises.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 25:13

His soul shall dwell at (l) ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

(l) He will prosper both in spiritual and corporal things.

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His soul:

Deuteronomy 33:12 [And] of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; [and the LORD] shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:26-29 [There is] none like unto the God of Jeshurun, [who] rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. ... Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Proverbs 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Ezekiel 34:25-28 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. ... And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make [them] afraid.
Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ... Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

dwell at ease:
Heb. lodge in goodness,
Psalms 31:19 [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; [which] thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
Psalms 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Isaiah 66:10-14 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: ... And when ye see [this], your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and [his] indignation toward his enemies.
Jeremiah 31:12-14 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. ... And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Zechariah 9:17 For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

his seed:

Psalms 37:26 [He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is] blessed.
Psalms 69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
Psalms 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Genesis 17:7-10 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. ... This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
Proverbs 20:7 The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him.
Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.


Psalms 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Psalms 37:22 For [such as be] blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and [they that be] cursed of him shall be cut off.
Psalms 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Ezekiel 33:24-26 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we [are] many; the land is given us for inheritance. ... Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
Matthew 5:5 Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
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Gn 17:7. Dt 33:12, 26. Ps 31:19; 36:8; 37:11, 22, 26, 29; 63:5; 69:36; 112:2. Pv 1:33; 19:23; 20:7; 29:25. Is 65:23; 66:10. Jr 31:12; 32:39. Ezk 33:24; 34:25. Zp 3:17. Zc 9:17. Mt 5:5; 11:28. Ac 2:39. Php 4:19. 1P 3:10. 2P 3:13.

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