New American Standard Bible
For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it;
King James Bible
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Darby Bible Translation
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it;
World English Bible
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.
Young's Literal Translation
For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Noticeable here is the Hebrew love of home and love of country. To "dwell in the land" is (compare Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 25:18, etc.) the highest blessing for the whole people and for individual men. contrast with it is the life of the sinner cut off from the land (not "earth") of his fathers.
LibraryNotes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.
The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.
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