Psalm 37:39 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 37:39, NIV: The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

Psalm 37:39, ESV: The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

Psalm 37:39, KJV: But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalm 37:39, NASB: But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.

Psalm 37:39, NLT: The LORD rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble.

Psalm 37:39, CSB: The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, their refuge in a time of distress.

What does Psalm 37:39 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David testifies that God saves the righteous and acts as their refuge in time of trouble. David learned firsthand that God is more than able to rescue His people in times of trouble. No enemy that sought to kill David succeeded, despite great odds. The Lord always protected him.

For example, both when David was threatened by the giant Goliath (1 Samuel 17:41–51) and a fugitive in the wilderness (1 Samuel 23:14), the Lord protected him. The Lord also delivers the righteous—those who trust in the Savior—from eternal judgment (John 10:28). Romans 6:23 explains that God's gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus.

When the flood waters claimed the lives of all who breathed in the time of Noah, Noah and his family were safe in the ark. The Lord had shut them in (Genesis 7:16; 2 Peter 2:5). Similarly, the righteous are safe in Christ. He is our ark! Also, when trials engulf us, we need not fret but trust, knowing God cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).