Psalm 37:25
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New International Version
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have been young, and now am old - I believe this to be literally true in all cases. I am now grey-headed myself; I have traveled in different countries, and have had many opportunities of seeing and conversing with religious people in all situations in life; and I have not, to my knowledge, seen one instance to the contrary. I have seen no righteous man forsaken, nor any children of the righteous begging their bread. God puts this honor upon all that fear him; and thus careful is he of them, and of their posterity.

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I have

Psalm 71:9,18 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails...

Job 32:6,7 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; why I was afraid...

Acts 21:16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple...

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...

yet

Psalm 37:28 For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

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

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you...

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Isaiah 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

2 Corinthians 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

nor his seed

Psalm 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Job 15:23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

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

Library
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"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
"Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8). A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way, but they touched God's work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone. If we wholly trust an interest to God we can keep our hands off it, and He will guard it
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Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I into God's own heart and mind My heart and mind deliver, What evil seems, a gain I find, E'en death is life for ever. I am His son, Who spread the throne Of heaven high above me. Tho' I bend low Beneath His blow, Yet still His heart doth love me. He ne'er can prove untrue to me, My Father aye must love me, And tho' He cast me in the sea, He only thus would prove me; In what He good Doth count, He would My heart establish ever. And if I stand, His mighty hand Will raise me, and deliver. Vain had
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Biographical Sketch.
Paul Gerhardt was born in Graefenhainichen in Electoral Saxony, where his father, Christian Gerhardt, was Burgomaster. There is some doubt as to the precise year of his birth, owing to the destruction of the church books when the place was burnt by the Swedes on the 16th of April, 1637. According to some, the event took place in the year 1606; according to others, in 1607. The probability is in favour of the former date, for General Superintendent Goltlob Stolze, of Luebben,[1] says that he died,
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Cross References
Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Job 4:7
"Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed?

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 109:10
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

Proverbs 10:3
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:22
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Isaiah 41:17
"The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

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