25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
25 I once was young, now I'm a graybeard - not once have I seen an abandoned believer, or his kids out roaming the streets.
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 37:25
Commentary on Psalm 37:21-33
(Read Psalm 37:21-33)
The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful. We must leave our sins; learn to do well, and cleave to it. This is true religion. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. And if we are sure of this, we are sure not to want any thing good for us in this world. By his grace and Holy Spirit, he directs the thoughts, affections, and designs of good men. By his providence he overrules events, so as to make their way plain. He does not always show them his way for a distance, but leads them step by step, as children are led. God will keep them from being ruined by their falls, either into sin or into trouble, though such as fall into sin will be sorely hurt. Few, if any, have known the consistent believer, or his children, reduced to abject, friendless want. God forsakes not his saints in affliction; and in heaven only the righteous shall dwell for ever; that will be their everlasting habitation. A good man may fall into the hands of a messenger of Satan, and be sorely buffeted, but God will not leave him in his enemy's hands.