Psalms 37:11

“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the meeke shall inherite the earth: and shall delight themselues in the abundance of peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the gentle will have the earth for their heritage; they will take their delight in peace without measure.
- Basic English Bible

But the meek shall possess the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of prosperity.
- Darby Bible

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
- Webster's Bible

But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
- World English Bible

And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the humble shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:11


37:11 But - Those who patiently bear God's afflicting hand, and meekly pass by injuries. Peace - Partly of outward peace and prosperity, which God in his due time will give them: but principally of inward peace, in the sense of God's favour and the assurance of endless happiness.


Discussion for Psalms 37

  • Irene123
    Heb. 13:5 - "be content with such things as ye have, for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." For Him to never leave or forsake us - we need to be 'His' in the first place. Acts 2:37-38. "what must we do"? and then Peter told them. Hebrews was written AFTER the church began - to already saved saints. Everything after Acts was to already saved saints in churches.
  • BSP
    Verse 27 urges us to turn away from evil and to do good. If we do this we can live forever.
  • Lisa
    God will fight your every battle long as you seek the kingdom of God first, and know matter what your enemies do God will fight. GOD will put you through testing period as well and if you past the first you will go to the next test and their different level in God. people make sure read his word it's meat and hope in the word of God.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 140:8 grant not O LORD the desires of the wicked further not his device lest they exalt themselves selah119:155 SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY SEEK NOT THY STATUTES psalm 119:24 thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors 119:174 I HAVE LONGED FOR THY SALVATION O LORD AND THY LAW IS MY DELIGHT
  • K.Samuel Kumar
    I understood each and every word of your comment.The same was lord speaking in my heart whenever I meditate PS 37.4.
  • BSP
    We should find delight in serving God. He is the epitome of love and it is a pleasure and a joy to be able to have a relationship with Jehovah God.