Instruction in Wisdom


1 Doa not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong.
References for Psalms 37:1
    • a 37:1 - The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
      2 For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants.
      3 Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely.b
      References for Psalms 37:3
        • b 37:3 - Or and cultivate faithfulness
          4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires.
          5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act,
          6 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
          7 Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
          8 Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm.
          9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the Lord will inherit the land.c
          References for Psalms 37:9