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Psalms 37:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, evil doers, shall be cut off, but, as for them who wait for Yahweh, they, shall inherit the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For euil doers shall be cut off: but those that waite vpon the LORD, they shall inherite the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For evil-doers shall be destroyed: but they that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the land.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon Yahweh, they shall inherit the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
evildoers 7489
{7489} Prime
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.).
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
shall be cut off: 3772
{3772} Prime
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
but those that wait y6960
[6960] Standard
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
upon x6960
(6960) Complement
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
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

Psalms 37:9

_ _ 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 Psalms 25:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:7-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 37:9

The earth — This for the most part was literally fulfilled in that state of the church.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 37:35-36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. ... Yet he passed away, and, lo, he [was] not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Job 20:23-29 [When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating. ... This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
Job 27:13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty.
Job 27:14-23 If his children be multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. ... [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.


Psalms 37:11-12 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. ... The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
Psalms 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Psalms 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Hebrews 11:16 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.
Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto 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.
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Jb 20:23; 27:13, 14. Ps 25:13; 37:11, 29, 35; 55:23. Is 58:14; 60:21. He 11:16. Rv 5:10.

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