38 But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future[1] for the wicked.

Other Translations of Psalm 37:38

King James Version

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

English Standard Version

38 But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

The Message

38 But the willful will soon be discarded; insolent souls are on a dead-end street.

New King James Version

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

New Living Translation

38 But the rebellious will be destroyed; they have no future.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 37:38

Commentary on Psalm 37:34-40

(Read Psalm 37:34-40)

Duty is ours, and we must mind it; but events are God's, we must refer the disposal of them to him. What a striking picture is in verses 35,36, of many a prosperous enemy of God! But God remarkably blights the projects of the prosperous wicked, especially persecutors. None are perfect in themselves, but believers are so in Christ Jesus. If all the saint's days continue dark and cloudy, his dying day may prove comfortable, and his sun set bright; or, if it should set under a cloud, yet his future state will be everlasting peace. The salvation of the righteous will be the Lord's doing. He will help them to do their duties, to bear their burdens; help them to bear their troubles well, and get good by them, and, in due time, will deliver them out of their troubles. Let sinners then depart from evil, and do good; repent of and forsake sin, and trust in the mercy of God through Jesus Christ. Let them take his yoke upon them, and learn of him, that they may dwell for evermore in heaven. Let us mark the closing scenes of different characters, and always depend on God's mercy.