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Psalms 37:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Confide in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Trust in Yahweh, and do good, Dwell in the land, and feed on fidelity;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Trust in Jehovah, and do good, Dwell [in] the land, and enjoy faithfulness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Trust in the LORD, and do good, [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verely thou shalt be fed.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hope in the Lord, and do good; and dwell on the land, and thou shalt be fed with the wealth of it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Trust in Yahweh, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Trust 982
{0982} Prime
בָּטַח
batach
{baw-takh'}
A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
in Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
good; 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
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).
[so] shalt thou dwell 7931
{7931} Prime
שָׁכַן
shakan
{shaw-kan'}
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
in the land, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
and verily 530
{0530} Prime
אֱמוּנָה
'emuwnah
{em-oo-naw'}
Feminine of H0529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity.
thou shalt be fed. 7462
{7462} Prime
רָעָה
ra`ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 37:3

_ _ Trust — sure of safety.

_ _ shalt thou dwell — or, “dwell thou”; repose quietly.

_ _ verily ... fed — or, “feed on truth,” God’s promise (Psalms 36:5; compare Hosea 12:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 37:3

(c) Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

(c) To trust in God and do according to his will are sure signs that his providence will never fail us.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Trust:

Psalms 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Psalms 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; ... If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isaiah 50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. ... For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ... Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Hebrews 6:10-12 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. ... That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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. ... But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

verily:
Heb. in truth, or stableness

be fed:

Psalms 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 34:9-10 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him. ... The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing].
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ... But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
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Gn 26:2. 1S 26:19. Ps 4:5; 26:1; 33:19; 34:9. Is 1:16; 50:10. Jr 17:7. Mt 6:31. Lk 22:35. 1Co 15:57. He 6:10; 11:13.

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