PSALM 37:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Psalm 37:28 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
the Lord יְהוָ֨ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
loveth אֹ֘הֵ֤ב To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) loveth
judgment, מִשְׁפָּ֗ט Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style judgment
and forsaketh יַעֲזֹ֣ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc forsaketh
not וְלֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
his saints; חֲ֭סִידָיו Properly, kind, i.e., (religiously) pious (a saint) saints
they are preserved נִשְׁמָ֑רוּ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc are preserved
for ever: לְעוֹלָ֣ם 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
but the seed וְזֶ֖רַע Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
of the wicked רְשָׁעִ֣ים Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
shall be cut off. נִכְרָֽת׃ 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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  • 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.

  • 30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.



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