PSALM 37:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.”

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Psalm 37:18 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְ֭הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
knoweth יוֹדֵ֣עַ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) knoweth
the days יְמֵ֣י A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
of the upright: תְמִימִ֑ם Entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth upright
and their inheritance וְ֝נַחֲלָתָ֗ם Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
shall be תִּהְיֶֽה׃ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
for ever. לְעוֹלָ֥ם Properly, concealed, i.e., the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e., (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always ever

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  • 16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

  • 17  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

  • 18  The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

  • 19  They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

  • 20  But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.



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