Psalms 37:29

“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 37:29

The righteous shall inherite the land, and dwell therein for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell therein for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The upright will have the earth for their heritage, and will go on living there for ever.
- Basic English Bible

The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therein for ever.
- Darby Bible

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
- Webster's Bible

The righteous shall inherit the land, and live in it forever.
- World English Bible

The righteous possess the land, And they dwell for ever on it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 37:29

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:29

37:27 Dwell - Thou shalt dwell in the land, and afterwards in heaven.

37:30 The mouth - Having shewed, God's singular care over the righteous, he proceeds to give a character of them. Judgment - Of God's judgment, word or law.

37:31 Heart - His thoughts, meditations and affections are fixed upon it. Slide - Slide, or swerve, from the rule, from God's law.

Discussion for Psalms 37:29

  • Sj - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    I meant John 3:3 I put Genesis 3:3.
  • Sj - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    Quick and the dead. Genesis 1:26

    Genesis 3:3

  • Yeboah Assiamah on Psalms 37:29
    If the bible tells us the righteous will inherit the land then why is that Christians are focuseing on heaven .
  • Carleton - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    My heart was made clean and the Lord's law abides in my meekness, I have inherited His earth and long to be even closer, like a marriage of two.
  • M perry - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    Because created the Earth from the beginning to be inhabited by man and subdue it. God's purpose always becomes fulfilled regardless of what man does. Revelation discusses the 1000 year reign of Christ, God's soon to reestablish the earth as a paradise, as in the beginning. It also speaks of 144000, who will reign as kings and priests in Heaven. When there are kings or priests, there are "subjects" so to speak of. 1 Cor 15:24-28 talks further about the milenial reign, and Christ subjecting the kingdom to God again, having rid the earth of all wickedness and corrupt world governments. The churches dont teach this cause they teach many pagan ideas that fly in the face of what the Bible says. God has a name, it is Jehovah or Yahweh in the Hebrew. I encourage you to read this to learn the many truths found in the Bible, without the taint of paganism and false christianity that has deceived many since the first century when even then the "church" was being corrupted. Look at the origin of the trinity and pagan holidays and practices...non-biblical. Remember first and foremost, the Bible alone is the Word of God. Any books or literature only assists with understanding some of its' beautiful truths and meaning.

    In this time before the end, when God will bring about the destruction of those who fail to serve Him, a worldwide preaching work in 1024 languages has been undertaken by the brotherhood of Jehovah's Witnesses, who stay neutral in warfare, because as Jesus said, "my kingdom is no part of this world." JW's are not members of any political affiliation in ANY land. Many people reject them, not surprising that those who preach the truth would be rejected. They have a website . Many truths discussed there. God is allowing people to learn the truth to serve Him and have everlasting life. Only the Bible is the Word of God, no other books etc. thanks for reading this, May God richly bless you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    What attracted me immediately to your post, was your name 'Perry' & that you appear to be affiliated with the JWs. I recall that many years ago, in the mid '80s in fact, that I took into spiritual counselling & shelter a young lad by the name of Peter Perry who was the son of an elder at a Kingdom Hall & this lad was tarnished with the name 'rebel' because of his departure from 'the faith'. I'm not suggesting that you both are related but that the name & JW connection got me interested to read further. I don't know what happened to Peter as he left & I went into overseas missionary work a little later. Nevertheless, I learned much about the beliefs of the JWs & of course, having over the years, invited some of them who pass by with their tracts, into my home. Sadly, now they seem to avoid me even when I wave to them with my eagerness to engage in conversation. I guess I might be a 'marked' person.

    The two chief areas of disagreement we have, concern the Deity of Jesus Christ & Eternal Punishment of the sinner. The JWs assert that Jesus Christ was a created Being, & of Eternity, that the sinful dead disappear into non-existence while only the righteous will have part in the Millennial Kingdom.

    On these two points particularly, I get passionately excited about, since belief in the JW understanding of these two doctrines (Person of Jesus Christ & of Last Things), I find that the JW's position is untenable when put under the spotlight of Scripture & God's Character of Holiness & Justice. If all sinners just disappeared into a state of non-existence, then why the need of Christ & His salvation? If to only grant us a hope of being with God in Paradise, then this brings little comfort of fleeing from sin's penalty of rejection & eternal fiery judgement. Our singular hope should be to flee the wrath of God because of our sins & into the Arms of a Merciful Saviour for salvation, eternal rest & worship to Him, Who first loved us enough to save us from Satan's domain.
  • Anthony on Psalms 37:29
    People who live lives of consistent obedience to God will possess whatever is their own by right and other blessings and favours from God because they are obedient,holy and or righteous. Praise God.


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