25 I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken(A)
    or their children begging(B) bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;(C)
    their children will be a blessing.[a](D)

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

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[b];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.(H)
29 The righteous will inherit the land(I)
    and dwell in it forever.(J)

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  1. Psalm 37:26 Or freely; / the names of their children will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or freely; / others will see that their children are blessed
  2. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever

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