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Psalm 37 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By David. Do not fret because of evil doers, Be not envious against doers of iniquity, 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For as grass speedily they are cut off, And as the greenness of the tender grass do fade. 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good, Dwell [in] the land, and enjoy faithfulness, 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 And delight thyself on Jehovah, And He giveth to thee the petitions of thy heart. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Roll on Jehovah thy way, And trust upon Him, and He worketh, 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 And hath brought out as light thy righteousness, And thy judgment as noon-day. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked 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 Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 And yet a little, and the wicked is not, And thou hast considered his place, and it is not. 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked is devising against the righteous, And gnashing against him his teeth. 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 The Lord doth laugh at him, For He hath seen that his day cometh. 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14 A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way. 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 doth enter into their own heart, And their bows are shivered. 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 Better [is] the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked. 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous. 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is -- to the age. 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in days of famine they are satisfied. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed. 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 is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving. 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 For His blessed ones do possess the land, And His reviled ones are cut off. 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
23 From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth. 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand. 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 Young I have been, I have also become old, And I have not seen the righteous forsaken, And his seed seeking bread. 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
26 All the day he is gracious and lending, And his seed [is] for a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell to the age. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For Jehovah is loving judgment, And He doth not forsake His saintly ones, To the age they have been kept, And the seed of the wicked is 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 possess the land, And they dwell for ever on it. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The law of his God [is] his heart, His steps do not slide. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 Jehovah doth not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him in his being judged. 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Look unto Jehovah, and keep His way, And He doth exalt thee to possess the land, In the wicked being cut off -- thou seest! 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 terrible, And spreading as a green native plant, 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 And he passeth away, and lo, he is not, And I seek him, and he is not found! 36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.
37 Observe the perfect, and see the upright, For the latter end of each [is] peace. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 And transgressors were destroyed together, The latter end of the wicked was cut off. 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.
39 And the salvation of the righteous [is] from Jehovah, Their strong place in a time of adversity. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 And Jehovah doth help them and deliver them, He delivereth them from the wicked, And saveth them, Because they trusted 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.