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Psalms 37

Psalms 37:1  
Of David. Do not be angry because of the wrongdoers, or have envy of the workers of evil.

Psalms 37:2  
For they will quickly be cut down like grass, and become dry like the green plants.

Psalms 37:3  
Have faith in the Lord, and do good; be at rest in the land, and go after righteousness.

Psalms 37:4  
So will your delight be in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires.

Psalms 37:5  
Put your life in the hands of the Lord; have faith in him and he will do it.

Psalms 37:6  
And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.

Psalms 37:7  
Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.

Psalms 37:8  
Put an end to your wrath and be no longer bitter; do not give way to angry feeling which is a cause of sin.

Psalms 37:9  
For the evil-doers will be cut off: but those who have faith in the Lord will have the earth for their heritage.

Psalms 37:10  
For in a short time the evil-doer will be gone: you will go searching for his place, and it will not be there.

Psalms 37:11  
But the gentle will have the earth for their heritage; they will take their delight in peace without measure.

Psalms 37:12  
The sinner has evil designs against the upright, lifting up the voice of wrath against him.

Psalms 37:13  
He will be laughed at by the Lord, who sees that his day is coming.

Psalms 37:14  
The evil-doers have taken out their swords, their bows are bent; for crushing the poor, and to put to death those who are upright in their ways.

Psalms 37:15  
But their swords will be turned into their hearts, and their bows will be broken.

Psalms 37:16  
The little which the good man has is better than the wealth of evil-doers.

Psalms 37:17  
For the arms of the evil-doers will be broken: but the Lord is the support of the good.

Psalms 37:18  
The days of the upright are numbered by the Lord, and their heritage will be for ever.

Psalms 37:19  
They will not be shamed in the evil time, and in the days when all are in need of food they will have enough.

Psalms 37:20  
But the wrongdoers will come to destruction, and the haters of the Lord will be like the fat of lambs, they will be burned up; they will go up in smoke, and never again be seen.

Psalms 37:21  
The sinner takes money and does not give it back; but the upright man has mercy, and gives to others.

Psalms 37:22  
Those who have his blessing will have the earth for their heritage; but those who are cursed by him will be cut off.

Psalms 37:23  
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.

Psalms 37:24  
Even if he has a fall he will not be without help: for the hand of the Lord is supporting him.

Psalms 37:25  
I have been young, and now am old, but I have not seen the good man without help, or his children looking for bread.

Psalms 37:26  
All the day he is ready to have mercy and to give; his children are a blessing.

Psalms 37:27  
Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.

Psalms 37:28  
For the Lord is a lover of righteousness, and takes care of his saints; they will be kept safe for ever; but the seed of the evil-doers will be cut off.

Psalms 37:29  
The upright will have the earth for their heritage, and will go on living there for ever.

Psalms 37:30  
The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.

Psalms 37:31  
The law of his God is in his heart; he will never make a false step.

Psalms 37:32  
The sinners are watching the upright man, desiring to put him to death.

Psalms 37:33  
The Lord will not give him into their hands, or be against him when he is judged.

Psalms 37:34  
Be waiting for the Lord, and keep his way; and you will be lifted up, and have the land for your heritage: when the evil-doers are cut off, you will see it.

Psalms 37:35  
I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.

Psalms 37:36  
But he came to an end, and there was no sign of him; I made a search for him and he was not there.

Psalms 37:37  
Give attention to the good man, and take note of the upright; because the end of that man is peace.

Psalms 37:38  
But as for the sinners, they will be cut off together; the end of the wrongdoers is destruction.

Psalms 37:39  
But the Lord is the saviour of the upright: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalms 37:40  
And the Lord will be their help, and keep them safe: he will take them out of the hands of the evil-doers, and be their saviour, because they had faith in him.


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