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Psalms 37:27

    Psalms 37:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

    World English Bible

    Depart from evil, and do good. Live securely forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; dwell for evermore.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:27

    Depart from evil, and do good - Seeing the above is so, depart from all evil - avoid all sin; and let not this be sufficient, do good. The grace of God ever gives this two-fold power to all who receive it; strength to overcome evil, and strength to do that which is right.

    Dwell for evermore - Be for ever an inhabitant of God's house. This may be also a promise of return to their own land, and of permanent residence there. See Psalm 37:9, Psalm 37:11, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:27

    Depart from evil, and do good - This is the sum of all that is said in the psalm; the great lesson inculcated and enforced by all these references to the effects of good and evil conduct. All these results - all that people experience themselves, and all the effects of their conduct on their posterity, enforce the great practical lesson that we should do good and avoid evil. These results of conduct are among the means which God employs to induce men to do right, and to abstain from what is wrong.

    And dwell for evermore - That is, dwell in the land: meaning (in accordance with the general drift of the psalm) that righteousness will be connected with length of days and with prosperity; that its effects will be permanent on a family, descending from one generation to another. See the notes at Psalm 37:3.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:27

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