PSALM 37:7



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“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”

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Psalm 37:7 Translation & Meaning

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Rest דּ֤וֹם׀ To be dumb; by implication, to be astonished, to stop; also to perish Rest
in the Lord, לַיהוָה֮ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and wait patiently וְהִתְח֪וֹלֵ֫ל Properly, to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e., (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert wait patiently
for him: fret תִּ֭תְחַר To glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy fret
not thyself אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not thyself
because of him who prospereth בְּמַצְלִ֣יחַ To push forward, in various senses (literal or figurative, transitive or intransitive) because prospereth
in his way, דַּרְכּ֑וֹ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
because of the man בְּ֝אִ֗ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) because man
who bringeth עֹשֶׂ֥ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application bringeth
wicked devices מְזִמּֽוֹת׃ A plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity) wicked devices
to pass. מְזִמּֽוֹת׃ A plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity) pass

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  • 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.

  • 7  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

  • 8  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

  • 9  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

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