Psalm 37:4
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English Standard Version
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

King James Bible
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

American Standard Version
Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.

English Revised Version
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 36:11-13) Now for the first time, in the concluding hexastich, after complaint and commendation comes the language of prayer. The poet prays that God would lengthen out, i.e., henceforth preserve (משׁך, as in Psalm 109:12), such mercy to His saints; that the foot of arrogance, which is conceived of as a tyrant, may not come suddenly upon him (בּוא, as in Psalm 35:8), and that the hand of the wicked may not drive him from his home into exile (cf. Psalm 10:18). With חסד alternates צדקה, which, on its merciful side, is turned towards them that now God, and bestows upon them the promised gracious reward. Whilst the Psalmist is thus praying, the future all at once becomes unveiled to him. Certain in his own mind that his prayer will be heard, he sees the adversaries of God and of His saints for ever overthrown. שׁם, as in Psalm 14:5, points to the place where the judgment is executed. The preterites are prophetic, as in Psalm 14:5; Psalm 64:8-10. The poet, like Isaiah (Isaiah 26:14), beholds the whole tribe of the oppressors of Jahve's Church changed into a field of corpses, without hope of any rising again.

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Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

Job 34:9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight...

Isaiah 58:14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:


Psalm 21:1,2 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!...

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you...

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Job 22:26
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Job 27:10
Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?

Psalm 21:2
You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

Psalm 81:10
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 94:19
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

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