PSALM 37:11



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“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

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Psalm 37:11 Translation & Meaning

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But the meek וַעֲנָוִ֥ים Depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly) meek
shall inherit יִֽירְשׁוּ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin inherit
the earth; אָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
and shall delight themselves וְ֝הִתְעַנְּג֗וּ To be soft or pliable, i.e., (figuratively) effeminate or luxurious delight themselves
in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications in
the abundance רֹ֥ב Abundance (in any respect) abundance
of peace. שָׁלֽוֹם׃ Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace

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  • 9  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

  • 10  For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

  • 11  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

  • 12  The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

  • 13  The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

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