PSALM 37:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”

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Psalm 37:27 Translation & Meaning

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Depart ס֣וּר To turn off (literally or figuratively) Depart
from evil, מֵ֭רָע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
and do וַעֲשֵׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
good; ט֗וֹב 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) good
and dwell וּשְׁכֹ֥ן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) dwell
for evermore. לְעוֹלָֽם׃ 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 evermore

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  • 25  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

  • 26  He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

  • 27  Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

  • 28  For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

  • 29  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.



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