Tehilim Chapter 37

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1. A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of the wicked, nor be envious against the evil doers.
2. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
4. Delight yourself also in the Lord; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.
5. Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6. And he shall bring forth your righteousness like the light, and your judgment like the noonday.
7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret yourself over him who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil schemes.
8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret yourself; it comes only to evil.
9. For evil doers shall be cut off; but those who wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth.
10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be; though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
11. But the humble shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12. The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.
13. The Lord shall laugh at him; for he sees that his day is coming.
14. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to bring down the poor and needy, and to slay those who are of upright ways.
15. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16. A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked men.
17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholds the righteous.
18. The Lord knows the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever.
19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20. But the wicked shall perish; the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the meadows; they shall be consumed; they shall pass away like smoke.
21. The wicked borrows, and does not pay back; but the righteous man gives with good loving kindness.
22. For those blessed by him shall inherit the earth; and those cursed by him shall be cut off.
23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delights in his way.
24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
25. I have been young, and I am now old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26. He lends generously at all times; and his seed is blessed.
27. Depart from evil, and do good; and you shall abide for ever.
28. For the Lord loves justice, and does not forsake his pious ones; they are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it for ever.
30. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
31. The Torah of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall falter.
32. The wicked man watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
33. The Lord will not abandon him to his own hand, nor let him be condemned when he is brought to trial.
34. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green tree.
36. Yet he passed away, and, behold, he was not; I sought him, but he could not be found.
37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.
38. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
39. And the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40. And the Lord shall help them, and rescue them; he shall rescue them from the wicked, and save them, because they take refuge in him.