New American Standard Bible
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
King James Bible
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Darby Bible Translation
But the meek shall possess the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of prosperity.
World English Bible
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Young's Literal Translation
And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But the meek shall inherit the earth - See the notes at Psalm 37:3. On the meaning of the word here rendered "meek," see the notes at Psalm 9:12, where it is rendered "humble." The word properly denotes those who are afflicted, distressed, needy; then, those who are of humble rank in life; then, the mild, the gentle, the meek. The term here is a general one to denote those who are the friends of God, considered as meek, mild, gentle, humble, in contradistinction from the wicked who are proud and haughty; perhaps also, in this connection, in contrast with the wicked as prosperous in life. It was probably this passage that the Saviour quoted in Matthew 5:5.
And shall delight themselves -
(a) Shall "prefer" what is here referred to as the source of their happiness, or as in accordance with the desires of their hearts;
(b) shall "find" actual delight or happiness in this.
Though not rich and prospered in this world as the wicked often are, yet they will have their own sources of enjoyment, and will find happiness in what they prefer.
In the abundance of peace - In abundant peace. In the tranquility and quietness in which they spend their lives, in contrast with the jealousies, the contentions, and the strifes which exist among the wicked even when prosperous. They will have peace with God Psalm 29:11; Psalm 85:8; Psalm 119:165; Romans 5:1; they will have peace in their own consciences; they will have peace in the calmness of a quiet and contented spirit; they will have peace with those around them, as they have no passions to gratify, and no object to secure, which will excite the envy, or stir up the wrath, of others.
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Grace and Holiness.
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
1 Timothy 4:8
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.
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