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

  • LadyA
    Seek the Lord and go upon all the earth and do good!
  • Lilian
    But the Meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of Peace. Amen Jehova Shalom the Prince of Peace thank you Jesus for giving us peace all the days of my life even in the middle of my store Jehova Jireh the Lord my provider praise you Jesus and worship you alone amen
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 37:14 THE WICKED HAVE DRAWN OUT THE SWORD AND HAVE BENT THEIR BOW TO CAST DOWN THE POOR AND THE NEEDY AND TO SLAY SUCH AS BE OF UPRIGHT CONVERSATION PSALM 50:23 WHOSO OFFERETH PRAISE GLORIFIETH ME AND TO HIM THAT ORDERETH HIS CONVERSATION ARIGHT WILL I SHOW THE SALVATION OF GOD
  • 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.

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