Be patient and wait for the Lord to act; don't be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans.
Don't give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.
Those who trust in the Lord will possess the land, but the wicked will be driven out.
Soon the wicked will disappear; you may look for them, but you won't find them;
but the humble will possess the land 1 and enjoy prosperity and peace.
The wicked plot against good people and glare at them with hate.
But the Lord laughs at wicked people, because he knows they will soon be destroyed.
The wicked draw their swords and bend their bows to kill the poor and needy, to slaughter those who do what is right;
but they will be killed by their own swords, and their bows will be smashed.
The little that a good person owns is worth more than the wealth of all the wicked,
because the Lord will take away the strength of the wicked, but protect those who are good.
The Lord takes care of those who obey him, and the land will be theirs forever.
They will not suffer when times are bad; they will have enough in time of famine.
But the wicked will die; the enemies of the Lord will vanish like wild flowers; they will disappear like smoke.