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Psalms 37:10

    Psalms 37:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For in a short time the evil-doer will be gone: you will go searching for his place, and it will not be there.

    Webster's Revision

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

    World English Bible

    For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn't there.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

    Definitions for Psalms 37:10

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:10

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be - A prediction of the destruction of Babylon. This empire was now in its splendor; and the captives lived to see it totally overturned by Cyrus, so that even the shadow of its power did not remain.

    Thou shalt diligently consider his place - ואיננו veeynennu, and he is not. The ruler is killed; the city is taken; and the whole empire is overthrown, in one night! And now even the place where Babylon stood cannot be ascertained.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:10

    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be - The thee will soon come when they shall pass away. The language "shall not be" cannot mean that they will cease to exist altogether, for the connection does not demand this interpretation. All that is intended is that they would be no longer on the earth; they would no longer live to give occasion for anxious thoughts and troubled feelings in the hearts of good people.

    Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place - The place where he lived; the house in which he dwelt; the office which he filled; the grounds which he cultivated.

    And it shall not be - Or rather, perhaps, as in the former member of the verse, "he is not." That is, you will not see him there. His seat at the table is vacant; he is seen no more riding over his grounds; he is no more in the social circle where he found his pleasure, or in the place of business or of revelry: you are impressed with the feeling that "he is gone." You look where he was, but he is not there; you visit every place where you have been accustomed to see him, "but he is gone." Alas! where has he gone? Compare Job 14:10.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:10

    37:10 Not be - He shall be dead and gone. Diligently - Industriously seeking him. His place - His place and estate, and glory.