PSALM 37:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.”

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Psalm 37:3 Translation & Meaning

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Trust בְּטַ֣ח Properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure Trust
in the Lord, בַּֽ֭יהוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and do וַעֲשֵׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
good; ט֑וֹב 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
so (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shalt thou dwell שְׁכָן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) dwell
in the land, אֶ֝֗רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
and verily אֱמוּנָֽה׃ Literally firmness; figuratively security; morally fidelity verily
thou shalt be fed. וּרְעֵ֥ה To tend a flock; i.e., pasture it; intransitively, to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension, to associate with (as a friend) fed

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  • 1  Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

  • 2  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

  • 3  Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

  • 4  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

  • 5  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.



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