37:3 Trust in the Lord and do what is right!
Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! 1
and they possess a permanent inheritance. 3
when famine comes they will have enough to eat. 5
37:25 I was once young, now I am old.
I have never seen a godly man abandoned,
1 tn Heb “tend integrity.” The verb רָעָה (ra’ah, “tend, shepherd”) is probably used here in the sense of “watch over, guard.” The noun אֱמוּנָה (’emunah, “faithfulness, honesty, integrity”) is understood as the direct object of the verb, though it could be taken as an adverbial accusative, “[feed] securely,” if the audience is likened to a flock of sheep.
2 tn Heb “the
3 tn Heb “and their inheritance is forever.”
4 tn Heb “in a time of trouble.”
5 tn Heb “in days of famine they will be satisfied.”
6 tn Or “offspring”; Heb “seed.”
7 tn Heb “or his offspring searching for food.” The expression “search for food” also appears in Lam 1:11, where Jerusalem’s refugees are forced to search for food and to trade their valuable possessions for something to eat.