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Psalms 37:5

    Psalms 37:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Put your life in the hands of the Lord; have faith in him and he will do it.

    Webster's Revision

    Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

    World English Bible

    Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:5

    Commit thy way unto the Lord - גול על יהוה gol al Yehovah, Roll thy way upon the Lord: probably, a metaphor taken from the camel, who lies down till his load be rolled upon him.

    He shall bring it to pass - יעשה yaaseh, "He will work." Trust God, and he will work for thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:5

    Commit thy way unto the - Lord. Margin, as in Hebrew, "Roll thy way upon, the Lord." Compare the notes at Psalm 22:8, where the marg., as the Hebrew, is, "He rolled himself on the Lord." See also 1 Peter 5:7. The idea is that of rolling a heavy burden from ourselves on another, or laying it upon him, so that he may bear it. The burden which we have not got strength to bear we may lay on God. The term "way" means properly the act of treading or going; then, a way or path; then, a course of life, or the manner in which one lives; and the reference here is to the whole course of life, or all that can affect life; all our plans or conduct; all the issues or results of those plans. It is equivalent here to "lot" or "destiny." Everything, in regard to the manner in which we live, and all its results, are to be committed to the Lord.

    Trust also in him - See Psalm 37:3.

    And he shall bring it to pass - Hebrew, "He shall do it." That is, He will bring it to a proper issue; He will secure a happy result. He will take care of your interests, and will not permit you to suffer, or to be ultimately wronged. The thing particularly referred to here, as appears from the next verse, is reputation or character.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:5

    37:5 Commit - All thy cares and business, and necessities, commend to God by fervent prayer.