Psalms 37:20

“But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambes: they shall consume: into smoke shall they consume away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish--like smoke they vanish away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the wrongdoers will come to destruction, and the haters of the Lord will be like the fat of lambs, they will be burned up; they will go up in smoke, and never again be seen.
- Basic English Bible

For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.
- Darby Bible

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
- Webster's Bible

But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish-- vanish like smoke.
- World English Bible

But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs--they shall pass away in smoke, they shall pass away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:20


37:20 Fat - Which in an instant melts before the fire.


Discussion for Psalms 37

  • Carrie Davis
    Psalms is a favorite scripture I love to read, because my faith is God not man.
  • 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.

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