Psalm 37 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not fret because of evildoers; do not be envious of doers of wickedness. 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For like the grass they will dry up quickly, and like green vegetation they will wither. 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust Yahweh and do good. Abide [in the] land and feed on faithfulness. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take pleasure in Yahweh as well, and he will give to you the requests of your heart. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 {Commit to} Yahweh your way; Trust also on him and he will act. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 Then he will bring forth your righteousness like the light, and 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 quiet before Yahweh and wait for him. Do not fret about one who succeeds [in] his way, about a man making plots. 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. Do not fret; [it] only brings 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 who wait for Yahweh-- they will 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 [while] and the wicked will not be, and you will look carefully upon his place, but he will not be. 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But [the] afflicted will possess [the] land, and they will take pleasure in an abundance of peace. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 [The] wicked plans [evil] against the righteous, 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 throw down [the] poor and [the] needy, to kill [those] upright in [their] 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 will enter into 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 [The] little belonging to the righteous [is] better than [the] wealth 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 Yahweh supports [the] righteous. 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 Yahweh knows [the] days of [the] blameless, and their inheritance will be forever. 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 They will not be put to shame in distressing times, and in [the] days of famine they will be satisfied. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But [the] wicked will perish, and the enemies of Yahweh [will be] like [the] splendor of [the] pastures. They vanish; in smoke they vanish. 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 gives. 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 For those blessed [by] him shall possess [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 Yahweh, 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 fall, he will not be cast headlong, for Yahweh supports [him with] his hand. 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was a youth, but I am [now] 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 All the day he [is] gracious and lends, and his children [are] a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Turn aside from evil and do good and [so] abide forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For Yahweh loves justice and will not forsake his faithful ones. They are protected forever. But [the] children 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 possess [the] land and abide in 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 will 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 kill him. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 Yahweh will not abandon him into his hand, and he will not let him 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 Yahweh and keep his way, and he will exalt you to possess [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 [the] wicked acting violently and spreading himself out like a luxuriant native tree. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 Then he passed on and behold, he was not. And 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 Observe [the] blameless and look at [the] upright, for [there is] a future for a man of peace. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors shall be destroyed altogether. [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 And [the] salvation of [the] righteous [is] from Yahweh, their refuge 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 Yahweh helps them and he rescues them. He 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.