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Psalms 37

Psalms 37:1  
Don’t fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.

Psalms 37:2  
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb.

Psalms 37:3  
Trust in Yahweh, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalms 37:4  
Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalms 37:5  
Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this:

Psalms 37:6  
he will make your righteousness shine out like light, and your justice as the noon day sun.

Psalms 37:7  
Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don’t fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.

Psalms 37:8  
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Psalms 37:9  
For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.

Psalms 37:10  
For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn’t there.

Psalms 37:11  
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalms 37:12  
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.

Psalms 37:13  
The Lord will laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming.

Psalms 37:14  
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright on the path.

Psalms 37:15  
Their sword shall enter into their own heart. Their bows shall be broken.

Psalms 37:16  
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalms 37:17  
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.

Psalms 37:18  
Yahweh knows the days of the perfect. Their inheritance shall be forever.

Psalms 37:19  
They shall not be disappointed in the time of evil. In the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Psalms 37:20  
But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish— vanish like smoke.

Psalms 37:21  
The wicked borrow, and don’t pay back, but the righteous give generously.

Psalms 37:22  
For such as are blessed by him shall inherit the land. Those who are cursed by him shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:23  
A man’s steps are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.

Psalms 37:24  
Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand.

Psalms 37:25  
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread.

Psalms 37:26  
All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His offspring is blessed.

Psalms 37:27  
Depart from evil, and do good. Live securely forever.

Psalms 37:28  
For Yahweh loves justice, and doesn’t forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:29  
The righteous shall inherit the land, and live in it forever.

Psalms 37:30  
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Psalms 37:31  
The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide.

Psalms 37:32  
The wicked watch the righteous, and seek to kill him.

Psalms 37:33  
Yahweh will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

Psalms 37:34  
Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Psalms 37:35  
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

Psalms 37:36  
But he passed away, and behold, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Psalms 37:37  
Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.

Psalms 37:38  
As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:39  
But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

Psalms 37:40  
Yahweh helps them and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked and saves them, because they have taken refuge in him.


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