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Psalms 37:26

    Psalms 37:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All the day he is ready to have mercy and to give; his children are a blessing.

    Webster's Revision

    All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed.

    World English Bible

    All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

    Definitions for Psalms 37:26

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:26

    He is ever merciful and lendeth - כל היום חונן kol haiyom chonen, "all the day he is compassionate." He is confirmed in the habit of godliness: he feels for the distresses of men, and is ready to divide and distribute to all that are in necessity.

    And his seed is blessed - The preceding words were not spoken casually; his seed, his posterity, is blessed; therefore they are not abandoned to beg their bread.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:26

    He is ever merciful - Margin, as in Hebrew, "all the day." That is, it is his character; he is constantly in the habit of showing kindness. He does not do it at intervals, or only occasionally, but it is this that marks the character of the man. He is known by this. The word "merciful" here means kind, compassionate, benignant - and particularly in this respect, that he is willing to "lend" to others when he has the means.

    And lendeth - The wicked man "borrows," but does not pay again Psalm 37:21; the righteous man "lends" to his neighbor.

    And his seed is blessed - His children; his posterity, as the result of this conduct on his part. The effect of what he does passes over from him to them, conveying rich blessings to them.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:26

    37:26 Blessed - Not only with spiritual, but with temporal blessings.