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Chapter 37

37:1 A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

37:2 For they shall soon wither like the grass, and fade as the green herb.

37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and cherish faithfulness.

37:4 So shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and He shall give thee the petitions of thy heart.

37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.

37:6 And He will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, and thy right as the noonday.

37:7 Resign thyself unto the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

37:9 For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the Lord, they shall inherit the land.

37:10 And yet a little while, and the wicked is no more; yea, thou shalt look well at his place, and he is not.

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

37:12 The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth at him with his teeth.

37:13 The Lord doth laugh at him; for He seeth that his day is coming.

37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow; to cast down the poor and needy, to slay such as are upright in the way;

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

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

37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

37:18 the Lord knoweth the days of them that are wholehearted; and their inheritance shall be for ever.

37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

37:20 For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs--they shall pass away in smoke, they shall pass away.

37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not; but the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

37:22 For such as are blessed of Him shall inherit the land; and they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

37:23 It is of the Lord that a man's goings are established; and He delighted in his way.

37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth his hand.

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

37:26 All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

37:28 For the Lord loveth justice, and forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

37:30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh justice.

37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps slide.

37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

37:33 the Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor suffer him to be condemned when he is judged.

37:34 Wait for the Lord, and keep His way, and He will exalt thee to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

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

37:36 But one passed by, and, lo, he was not; yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37:37 Mark the man of integrity, and behold the upright; for there is a future for the man of peace.

37:38 But transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

37:40 And the Lord helpeth them, and delivereth them; He delivereth them from the wicked, and saveth them, because they have taken refuge in Him.

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