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Psalm 37 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like 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; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. 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 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 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 like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil 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 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret—it leads only to evil. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
9 For the wicked shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look diligently for their place, they 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 meek shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous, and gnash their teeth at them; 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that their day is coming. 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to kill those who walk uprightly; 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 Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance 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 blameless, and their heritage will abide forever; 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 they are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance. 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 the Lord are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they 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 borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving; 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit 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 Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when he delights in our way; 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the 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 or their 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 They are ever giving liberally and lending, and their children become a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; so you shall abide forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his faithful ones. The righteous shall be kept safe forever, but the children 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 live in it forever. 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak justice. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts; their steps do not slip. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked watch for the righteous, and seek to kill them. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;
33 The Lord will not abandon them to their power, or let them be condemned when they are brought to trial. 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 to his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked. 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 oppressing, and towering like a cedar of Lebanon. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 Again I passed by, and they were no more; though I sought them, they 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, and behold the upright, for there is posterity for the peaceable. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked shall be cut off. 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; he is 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 The Lord helps them and 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.