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Psalms 37:17


37:17 for evil men will lose their power, 1 

but the Lord sustains 2  the godly.

Psalms 37:28


37:28 For the Lord promotes 3  justice,

and never abandons 4  his faithful followers.

They are permanently secure, 5 

but the children 6  of evil men are wiped out. 7 

1 tn Heb “for the arms of the evil ones will be broken.”

2 tn The active participle here indicates this is characteristically true.

3 tn Heb “loves.” The verb “loves” is here metonymic; the Lord’s commitment to principles of justice causes him to actively promote these principles as he governs the world. The active participle describes characteristic behavior.

4 tn The imperfect verbal form draws attention to this generalizing statement.

5 tn Or “protected forever.”

6 tn Or “offspring”; Heb “seed.”

7 tn Or “cut off”; or “removed.” The perfect verbal forms in v. 28b state general truths.

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