1Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not 2envious of wrongdoers!
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For they will soon 3fade like 4the grass and wither 5like the green herb.
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6Trust in the LORD, and do good; 7dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
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8Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will 9give you the desires of your heart.
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10Commit your way to the LORD; 11trust in him, and he will act.
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12He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as 13the noonday.
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14Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; 15fret not yourself over the one who 16prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
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17Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! 18Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
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19For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall 20inherit the land.
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In 21just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at 22his place, he will not be there.
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But 23the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in 24abundant peace.
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The wicked 25plots against the righteous and 26gnashes his teeth at him,
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but the Lord 27laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his 28day is coming.
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The wicked draw the sword and 29bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose 30way is upright;
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their sword shall enter their own heart, and their 31bows shall be broken.
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32Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
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For 33the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD 34upholds the righteous.
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The LORD 35 knows the days of the blameless, and their 36heritage will remain forever;
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they are not put to shame in evil times; in 37the days of famine they have abundance.
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But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the LORD are like 38the glory of the pastures; they vanish--like 39smoke they vanish away.
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The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous 40is generous and gives;
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for those blessed by the LORD shall 41inherit the land, but those cursed by him 42shall be cut off.
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The 43steps of a man are 44established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
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45though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD 46upholds his hand.
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I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children 47begging for bread.
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He is ever 48lending generously, and his children become a blessing.
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49Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you 50dwell forever.
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For the LORD 51loves justice; he will not forsake his 52saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be 53cut off.
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The righteous shall inherit the land and 54dwell upon it forever.
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[See ver. 27 above]
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
55The law of his God is in his heart; his 56steps do not slip.
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The wicked 57watches for the righteous and seeks to put him to death.
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The LORD will not 58abandon him to his power or let him 59be condemned when he is brought to trial.
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60Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on 61when the wicked are cut off.
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62I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading himself like 63a green laurel tree.
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But he passed away, and behold, 64he was no more; though I sought him, he could not be found.
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Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of 65peace.
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But 66transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked 67shall be cut off.
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68The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in 69the time of trouble.
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The LORD helps them and 70delivers them; 71he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they 72take refuge in him.
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