A Psalm of David.1 Do not fret because of evildoers, neither be envious of them that do iniquity. 2For they shall soon be withered as the grass, and shall soon fall away as the green herbs. 3Hope in the Lord, and do good; and dwell on the land, and you shall be fed with the wealth of it. 4Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall grant you the desires of your heart. 5Disclose Your way to the Lord, and trust in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. 6And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 7Submit yourself to the Lord, and make supplication to Him; do not fret because of him that prospers in his way, at the man that does unlawful deeds. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, so as not to do evil. 9For evildoers shall be destroyed; but they that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the land. 10And yet a little while, and the sinner shall not be, and you shall seek for his place, and shall not find it. 11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12The sinner will watch for the righteous, and gnash his teeth upon him. 13But the Lord shall laugh at him; for He foresees that his day will come. 14Sinners have drawn their swords; they have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay the upright in heart. 15Let their sword enter into their own heart, and their bows be broken. 16A little is better to the righteous than the abundant wealth of sinners. 17For the arms of sinners shall be broken; but the Lord supports the righteous. 18The Lord knows the ways of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever. 19They shall not be ashamed in an evil time; and in days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20For the sinners shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord at the moment of their being honored and exalted have utterly vanished like smoke. 21The sinner borrows, and will not pay again; but the righteous has compassion, and gives. 22For those that bless Him shall inherit the earth; and they that curse Him shall be utterly destroyed. 23The steps of a man are rightly ordered by the Lord; and He will take pleasure in his way. 24When he falls, he shall not be ruined; for the Lord supports his hand. 25I was once young, indeed I am now old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread. 26He is merciful, and lends continually; and his seed shall be blessed. 27Turn aside from evil, and do good; and dwell forever. 28For the Lord loves judgment, and will not forsake His saints; they shall be preserved forever; the blameless shall be avenged, but the seed of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed. 29But the righteous shall inherit the earth, and dwell upon it forever. 30The mouth of the righteous will meditate wisdom, and his tongue will speak of judgment. 31The law of his God is in his heart; and his steps shall not slide. 32The sinner watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him. 33But the Lord will not leave him in his hands, nor by any means condemn him when he is judged. 34Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you shall see it. 35I saw the ungodly very highly exalting himself, and lifting himself up like the cedars of Lebanon. 36Yet I passed by, and lo! He was not; and I sought him, but his place was not found. 37Maintain innocence, and behold uprightness; for there is a remnant to the peaceable man. 38But the transgressors shall be utterly destroyed together; the remnants of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed. 39But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; and He is their defender in the time of affliction. 40And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them; and He shall rescue them from sinners, and save them, because they have hoped in Him.
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