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27 Depart from evil, and do good,
    and you will live in the land[a] forever.
28 Indeed, the Lord loves justice,
    and he will not abandon his godly ones.
They are kept safe forever,
    but the lawless will be chased away,[b]
        and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

29 The righteous will inherit the land,
    and they will dwell in it forever.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:27 The Heb. lacks in the land
  2. Psalm 37:28 So LXX DSS 4QpPsa; the Heb. lacks this line

27 Turn from evil and do good;(A)
    then you will dwell in the land forever.(B)
28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.(C)

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[a];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.(D)
29 The righteous will inherit the land(E)
    and dwell in it forever.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

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