Parallel Bible results for Psalm 37

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Psalm 37

CJB 1 By David: Don't be upset by evildoers or envious of those who do wrong, NIV 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; CJB 2 for soon they will wither like grass and fade like the green in the fields. NIV 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. CJB 3 Trust in ADONAI, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness. NIV 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. CJB 4 Then you will delight yourself in ADONAI, and he will give you your heart's desire. NIV 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. CJB 5 Commit your way to ADONAI; trust in him, and he will act. NIV 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: CJB 6 He will make your vindication shine forth like light, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. NIV 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. CJB 7 Be still before ADONAI; wait patiently till he comes. Don't be upset by those whose way succeeds because of their wicked plans. NIV 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. CJB 8 Stop being angry, put aside rage, and don't be upset - it leads to evil. NIV 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil. CJB 9 For evildoers will be cut off, but those hoping in ADONAI will inherit the land. NIV 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. CJB 10 Soon the wicked will be no more; you will look for his place, and he won't be there. NIV 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. CJB 11 But the meek will inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace. NIV 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. CJB 12 The wicked plots against the righteous and grinds his teeth at him; NIV 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; CJB 13 but Adonai laughs at the wicked, knowing his day will come. NIV 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming. CJB 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. NIV 14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. CJB 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. NIV 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. CJB 16 Better the little that the righteous has than the wealth of all the wicked. NIV 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; CJB 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but ADONAI upholds the righteous. NIV 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. CJB 18 ADONAI knows what the wholehearted suffer, but their inheritance lasts forever. NIV 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever. CJB 19 They will not be distressed when times are hard; when famine comes, they will have plenty. NIV 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. CJB 20 For the wicked will perish; ADONAI's enemies will be like sheep fat, ending up as smoke, finished. NIV 20 But the wicked will perish: The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish--vanish like smoke. CJB 21 The wicked borrows and doesn't repay, but the righteous is generous and gives. NIV 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; CJB 22 For those blessed by [ADONAI] will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will be cut off. NIV 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off. CJB 23 ADONAI directs a person's steps, and he delights in his way. NIV 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; CJB 24 He may stumble, but he won't fall headlong, for ADONAI holds him by the hand. NIV 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. CJB 25 I have been young; now I am old; yet not once have I seen the righteous abandoned or his descendants begging for bread. NIV 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. CJB 26 All day long he is generous and lends, and his descendants are blessed. NIV 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. CJB 27 If you turn from evil and do good, you will live safely forever. NIV 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. CJB 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. NIV 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; CJB 29 The righteous will inherit the land and live in it forever. NIV 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. CJB 30 The mouth of the righteous articulates wisdom, his tongue speaks justice. NIV 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. CJB 31 The Torah of his God is in his heart; his footsteps do not falter. NIV 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. CJB 32 The wicked keeps his eye on the righteous, seeking a chance to kill him. NIV 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives; CJB 33 But ADONAI will not leave him in his power or let him be condemned when judged. NIV 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial. CJB 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. NIV 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. CJB 35 I have seen a wicked man wielding great power, flourishing like a shade tree in its native soil. NIV 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, CJB 36 But I passed by again, and he was no longer there; I looked for him, but he could not be found. NIV 36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. CJB 37 Observe the pure person, consider the upright; for the peaceful person will have posterity. NIV 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. CJB 38 But transgressors will all be destroyed; the posterity of the wicked will be cut off. NIV 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off. CJB 39 ADONAI is the one who saves the righteous; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. NIV 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. CJB 40 ADONAI helps them and rescues them, rescues them from the wicked and saves them; because they take refuge in him. NIV 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.