||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 37 [Commentary] |
||A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers,
Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
||For they will wither quickly like the grass
And fade like the green herb.
||Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
||Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
||Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
||He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
And your judgment as the noonday.
||Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
||Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
||For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
||Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
||But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
||The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
||The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees his day is coming.
||The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
To slay those who are upright in conduct.
||Their sword will enter their own heart,
And their bows will be broken.
||Better is the little of the righteous
Than the abundance of many wicked.
||For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the LORD sustains the righteous.
||The LORD knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will be forever.
||They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,
And in the days of famine they will have abundance.
||But the wicked will perish;
And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures,
They vanish--like smoke they vanish away.
||The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and gives.
||For those blessed by Him will inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
||The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
||When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
||I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or his descendants begging bread.
||All day long he is gracious and lends,
And his descendants are a blessing.
||Depart from evil and do good,
So you will abide forever.
||For the LORD loves justice
And does not forsake His godly ones;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
||The righteous will inherit the land
And dwell in it forever.
||The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
||The law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slip.
||The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
||The LORD will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
||Wait for the LORD and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
||I have seen a wicked, violent man
Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
||Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought for him, but he could not be found.
||Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright;
For the man of peace will have a posterity.
||But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;
The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
||But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their strength in time of trouble.
||The LORD helps them and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.
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