Psalms 37

1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, nor be thou envious against those who work unrighteousness. 2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3Trust in Jehovah, and do good. Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. 4Delight thyself also in Jehovah, and he will give thee the desires of thy heart. 5Commit thy way to Jehovah. Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass. 6And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, and thy justice as the noon-day. 7Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him. Fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Fret not thyself, it tends only to evil-doing. 9For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land. 10For yet a little while, and the wicked man shall not be. Yea, thou shall diligently consider his place, and he shall not be. 11But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12The wicked man plots against the righteous man, and gnashes upon him with his teeth. 13The Lord will laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming. 14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill such as are upright in the way. 15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 16Better is a little that the righteous man has than the abundance of many wicked men. 17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholds the righteous. 18Jehovah knows the days of the perfect, and their inheritance shall be forever. 19They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah is as the fat of lambs: they shall disintegrate; they shall disintegrate away into smoke. 21The wicked man borrows, and pays not again, but the righteous man deals graciously, and gives. 22For such as are blessed by him shall inherit the land, and those who are cursed by him shall be cut off. 23A man's goings are established by Jehovah, and he delights in his way. 24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholds him with his hand. 25I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen a righteous man forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26All the day long he deals graciously, and lends, and his seed is blessed. 27Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore. 28For Jehovah loves justice, and forsakes not his sanctified. They are preserved forever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever. 30The mouth of a righteous man talks of wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. 31The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide. 32A wicked man watches a righteous man, and seeks to kill him. 33Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 34Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to inherit the land. When sinners are cut off, thou shall see it. 35I have seen a wicked man in great power, and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil. 36But I passed by, and, lo, he was not. Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for there is a happy end to the man of peace. 38As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble, 40and Jehovah helps them, and rescues them. He rescues them from sinners, and saves them, because they have taken refuge in him.
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