Psalms 37:21

“The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not againe: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sinner takes money and does not give it back; but the upright man has mercy, and gives to others.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:
- Darby Bible

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.
- World English Bible

The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not; but the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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.

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