PSALM 37:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.”

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Psalm 37:22 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
such as be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
blessed מְ֭בֹרָכָיו To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) blessed
of him shall inherit יִ֣ירְשׁוּ 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 cursed וּ֝מְקֻלָּלָ֗יו To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) cursed
they that be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of him shall be cut off. יִכָּרֵֽתוּ׃ To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) cut off

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  • 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.

  • 21  The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

  • 22  For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

  • 23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

  • 24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.



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