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1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; 14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORDupholds the righteous. 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish--like smoke they vanish away. 20 But the wicked will perish: The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish--vanish like smoke.
21 The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 for those blessed by the LORD shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off. 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORDupholds his hand. 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
26 He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORDloves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. 28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;
29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to put him to death. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 The LORD will not abandon him to his power or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial. 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off. 34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading himself like a green laurel tree. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 But he passed away, and behold, he was no more; though I sought him, he could not be found. 36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off. 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.
39 The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him. 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.