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27 Depart from evil, and do good;
    so shall you abide for ever.
28 For the Lord loves justice;
    he will not forsake his saints.

The righteous shall be preserved for ever,
    but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall possess the land,
    and dwell upon it for ever.

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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

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