Psalms 37


The Just Shall Inherit the Earth

A psalm to David.

1Be not provoked to jealousy with ones acting wickedly, nor be jealous of the ones doing lawlessness! 2For [3as 4grass 2quickly 1they shall be dried up], and as vegetation of tender shoots they shall quickly fall away. 3Hope upon the  lord, and execute graciousness! And encamp in the land! and you shall be tended by its riches. 4Revel in the  lord! that he should give to you the requests of your heart. 5Reveal to the  lord your way, and hope upon him! and he will act. 6And he shall bring forth [2as 3light 1your righteousness], and your practice as at midday. 7Submit to the  lord, and entreat him! Be not provoked to jealousy in the prospering [5in 6his way 1by 2a man 3doing 4unlawfulness]! 8Cease from anger, and abandon rage! Be not provoked to jealousy so as to do wicked! 9For the ones doing wicked shall be utterly destroyed; but the ones waiting on the  lord, they shall inherit the land. 10And yet in a short time, and in no way shall [2exist 1the sinner]; and if shall you seek his place, then in no way shall you find it. 11But the gentle shall inherit the earth, and they shall revel over an abundance of peace. 12[3shall closely watch 1The 2sinner] the just, and shall gnash [2over 3him 1his teeth]. 13But the  lord shall laugh out loud at him, for he foresees that [2will come 1his day]. 14[4the broadsword 3unsheathed 1The 2sinners]; they stretched tight their bow to throw down the poor and needy, to slay the straight in heart. 15 [2their broadsword 1May] enter into their own hearts; and [2their bows 1may] be broken. 16Better is a little to the just, than [2riches 3of sinners 1many]. 17For the arms of sinners shall be broken; [4supports 1but 5the 6just 2the 3  lord]. 18The  lord knows the ways of the unblemished; and their inheritance [2into 3the 4eon 1shall be]. 19They will not be disgraced in [2time 1a bad], and in the days of hunger they shall be filled. 20For the sinners shall be destroyed. And the enemies of the  lord at the same time in their being glorified and exalted, [4vanishing 2as 3smoke 1vanished]. 21[3borrows 1The 2sinner], and does not pay back; but the just pities, and gives. 22For the ones blessing him shall inherit land; but the ones cursing him shall be utterly destroyed. 23[5by 6the  lord 1The 2footsteps 3of a man 4are straightened out]; and [2his way 1he shall want] exceedingly. 24Whenever he shall fall he will not break, for the  lord gives support to his hand. 25[2younger 1I was once] and I grew old; and [3not 1I beheld 2the just] being abandoned, nor his seed seeking bread loaves. 26[6the entire 7day 3shows mercy 4and 5lends 1The 2righteous], and his seed [2for 3a blessing 1will be]. 27Turn aside from evil and do good, and encamp into the eon of the eon! 28For the  lord loves equity, and shall not abandon his sacred ones; into the eon they shall be guarded. But lawless ones shall be driven out, and the seed of the impious shall be utterly destroyed. 29But the just shall inherit the earth, and encamp into the eon of the eon upon it. 30The mouth of the just shall meditate upon wisdom, and his tongue shall speak equity. 31The law of his God is in his heart; and [2shall not 3be tripped up 1his footsteps]. 32[3contemplates 1The 2sinner] the just, and seeks to kill him. 33But the  lord in no way shall abandon him into his hands, nor in no way should he condemn him whenever he should judge him. 34Wait on the  lord, and guard his way! and he shall exalt you to inherit the land, in the one [3being utterly destroyed 2sinners 1you will see]. 35I beheld the impious being greatly exalted, and being lifted up as the cedars of Lebanon. 36And I went by, and behold, he was not. And I sought him, and [2was not 3found 1his place]. 37Guard innocence, and know straightness! for there is a leftover [2man 1for the peaceable]. 38But the lawbreakers shall be utterly destroyed together; the leftovers of the impious shall be utterly destroyed. 39But deliverance of the just is by the  lord; and [3defender 2their 1he is] in time of affliction. 40And [2shall help 3them 1the  lord], and shall rescue them; and he shall take them away from the sinners; and he shall deliver them, for they hoped upon him.
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