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Psalm 37 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants. 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires. 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 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil 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 Refrain from anger and give up [your] rage; do not be agitated-it can only bring harm. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the Lord will inherit the land. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for him, 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 humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 The Lord laughs at him because 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 strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and 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 Their swords will enter 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 man has than the abundance of many wicked people. 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 the Lord supports the righteous. 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish; the Lord's enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away- they will fade away like smoke. 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 is gracious and giving. 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed. 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
23 A man's steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds 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 I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children 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 always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. 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 dwell in it permanently. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him; 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 the Lord will not leave him in his hand or allow him to be condemned 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 for the Lord and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed. 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, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched 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 Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors will all be eliminated; the future of the wicked will be destroyed. 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, their refuge in a time of distress. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save 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.