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Psalm 37 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By David: Don't be upset by evildoers or envious of those who do wrong, 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for soon they will wither like grass and fade like the green in the fields. 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in ADONAI, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Then you will delight yourself in ADONAI, and he will give you your heart's desire. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to ADONAI; 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 make your vindication shine forth like light, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before ADONAI; wait patiently till he comes. Don't be upset by those whose way succeeds because of their wicked plans. 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 Stop being angry, put aside rage, and don't be upset - it leads to evil. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For evildoers will be cut off, but those hoping in ADONAI will inherit the land. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 Soon the wicked will be no more; you will look for his place, and he won't 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 will 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 grinds his teeth at him; 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but Adonai laughs at the wicked, knowing his day will come. 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked have unsheathed their swords, they have strung their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slaughter 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 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous has than the wealth of all the wicked. 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but ADONAI upholds the righteous. 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 ADONAI knows what the wholehearted suffer, but their inheritance lasts forever. 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 They will not be distressed when times are hard; when famine comes, they will have plenty. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 For the wicked will perish; ADONAI's enemies will be like sheep fat, ending up as smoke, finished. 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 doesn't repay, 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 [ADONAI] will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will be cut off. 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
23 ADONAI directs a person's steps, and he delights in his way. 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 He may stumble, but he won't fall headlong, for ADONAI holds him by the hand. 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I have been young; now I am old; yet not once have I seen the righteous abandoned or his descendants 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 All day long he is generous and lends, and his descendants are blessed. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 If you turn from evil and do good, you will live safely forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For ADONAI loves justice and will not abandon his faithful; they are preserved forever. But the descendants of the wicked will 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 will inherit the land and live in it forever. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous articulates wisdom, his tongue speaks justice. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The Torah of his God is in his heart; his footsteps do not falter. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked keeps his eye on the righteous, seeking a chance to kill him. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 But ADONAI will not leave him in his power or let him be condemned when judged. 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Put your hope in ADONAI, keep to his way, and he will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will 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 a wicked man wielding great power, flourishing like a shade tree in its native soil. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 But I passed by again, and he was no longer there; I looked for 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 Observe the pure person, consider the upright; for the peaceful person will have posterity. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors will all be destroyed; the posterity of the wicked will be cut off. 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.
39 ADONAI is the one who saves the righteous; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 ADONAI helps them and rescues them, rescues 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.