PSALM 37:4

“Take delight in the Lord”



This psalm says to go through and along with the abundance and glory of God in order to realize our innermost desires.

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

Very high popularity: 12,100 searches a month
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Psalm 37:4 Translation & Meaning

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Delight thyself וְהִתְעַנַּ֥ג To be soft or pliable, i.e., (figuratively) effeminate or luxurious Delight thyself
also in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications also
the Lord; יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and he shall give וְיִֽתֶּן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
thee the desires מִשְׁאֲלֹ֥ת A request desires
of thine heart. לִבֶּֽךָ׃ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything thine heart

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  • 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.

  • 6  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

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