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Psalm 37 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as 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 feed on His faithfulness. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall 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 also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He shall 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 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 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 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret--it only causes harm. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. 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 earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 The Lord laughs at him, 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 have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. 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 A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches 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 Lord upholds 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 upright, And their inheritance shall be forever. 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall 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 and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives. 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, 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 good man are ordered by the Lord, And 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 utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with 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, Nor his descendants begging 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 merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants 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 in it forever. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of 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; None of his steps shall slide. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged. 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. 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 the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but 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 man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; 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 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust 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.