PSALM 37:38



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“But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.”

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Psalm 37:38 Translation & Meaning

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But the transgressors וּֽ֭פֹשְׁעִים To break away (from just authority), i.e., trespass, apostatize, quarrel transgressors
shall be destroyed נִשְׁמְד֣וּ To desolate destroyed
together: יַחְדָּ֑ו Properly, a unit, i.e., (adverb) unitedly together
the end אַחֲרִ֖ית The last or end, hence, the future; also posterity end
of the wicked רְשָׁעִ֣ים Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
shall be cut off. נִכְרָֽתָה׃ 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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  • 36  Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

  • 37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

  • 38  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

  • 39  But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

  • 40  And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

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