Security of Those Who Trust in the LORD, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

A Psalm of David.

1 1Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not 2envious toward wrongdoers.

References for Psalms 37:1

2 For they will 3wither quickly like the grass And 4fade like the green herb.

References for Psalms 37:2

3 5Trust in the LORD and do good; 6Dwell in the land and 7cultivate faithfulness.

References for Psalms 37:3

    • a 37:3 - Or "feed securely" or "feed on His faithfulness"
      4 8Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will 9give you the desires of your heart.
      5 10Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

      References for Psalms 37:5

      6 He will bring forth 11your righteousness as the light And your judgment 12as the noonday.

      References for Psalms 37:6

      7 Rest in the LORD and 13wait patiently for Him; 14Do not fret because of him who 15prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

      References for Psalms 37:7

        • b 37:7 - Or "Be still"
        • c 37:7 - Or "longingly"
          8 Cease from anger and 16forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

          References for Psalms 37:8

          9 For 17evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will 18inherit the land.