Psalm 37:25 {36:25}
Good News Translation
I am old now; I have lived a long time, but I have never seen good people abandoned by the LORD or their children begging for food.

Contemporary English Version
As long as I can remember, good people have never been left helpless, and their children have never gone begging for food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

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I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

I have

Psalm 71:9,18 Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall fail, do not thou forsake me. . . .

Job 32:6,7 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. . . .

Acts 21:16 And there went also with us some of the disciples from Caesarea, bringing with them one Mnason a Cyprian, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

Philemon 1:8,9 Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose: . . .

yet

Psalm 37:28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 94:14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.

Joshua 1:5 No man shall be able to resist you all the days of thy life: as I have been with Moses, so will I be with thee: I will not leave thee, nor forsake thee.

1 Samuel 12:22 And the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because the Lord hath sworn to make you his people.

Isaiah 13:16 Their inhabitants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be pillaged, and their wives shall be ravished.

2 Corinthians 4:9 We suffer persecution: but are not forsaken. We are cast down: but we perish not.

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him. . . .

Hebrews 13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.

nor his seed

Psalm 25:13 His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit the land.

Psalm 59:15 They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled.

Psalm 109:10 Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and between thy seed after thee in their generations, by a perpetual covenant: to be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Job 15:23 When he moveth himself to seek bread, he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Proverbs 13:22 The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

Luke 1:53-55 He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away. . . .

Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
24When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him. 25I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.26He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.…
Cross References
Hebrews 13:5
Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.

Job 4:7
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished being innocent? or when were the just destroyed?

Psalm 37:28
For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 109:10
Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.

Proverbs 10:3
The slothful hand hath wrought poverty: but the hand of the industrious getteth riches. He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds: and the same runneth after birds, that fly away.

Proverbs 13:22
The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

Isaiah 41:17
The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst. I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Additional Translations
I once was young and now am old, yet never have I seen the righteous abandoned or their children begging for bread.I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.

I was once young, indeed I am now old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

I have been young, and now am old, and I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread:

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread.

Young I have been, I have also become old, And I have not seen the righteous forsaken, And his seed seeking bread.
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