Psalm 37:1-40 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade 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 ; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself 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 also in Him, and He will do it. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday. 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. 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 Cease from anger and forsake wrath ; Do not fret ; it leads only to evildoing. 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 the LORD, they will 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 man will be no more ; And you will look carefully for his place and 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 delight themselves in abundant prosperity. 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12 The wicked plots 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 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 bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct. 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 their own heart, And their bows will be broken. 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 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 will be broken, But the LORD sustains 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 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 ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance. 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 the LORD will be 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 borrows and does not pay back, 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 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 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who 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 forsaken Or his descendants 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 All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever. 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones ; 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 dwell 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 do not slip. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
32 The wicked spies upon 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 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 the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you 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, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
36 Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more ; I sought 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 Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright ; For the man of peace will have a posterity. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
38 But transgressors will be altogether 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 But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD ; He is their strength in 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 delivers them; He delivers 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.