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Psalm 37

ESV 1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! NIV 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; ESV 2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. NIV 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. ESV 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. NIV 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. ESV 4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. NIV 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. ESV 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. NIV 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: ESV 6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. NIV 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. ESV 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 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. ESV 8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. NIV 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil. ESV 9 For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. NIV 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. ESV 10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. NIV 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. ESV 11 But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace. NIV 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. ESV 12 The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, NIV 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; ESV 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. NIV 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming. ESV 14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay 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. ESV 15 their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. NIV 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. ESV 16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. NIV 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; ESV 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. NIV 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. ESV 18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; NIV 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever. ESV 19 they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance. NIV 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. ESV 20 But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish--like smoke they vanish away. 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. ESV 21 The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; NIV 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; ESV 22 for those blessed by the LORD shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off. NIV 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off. ESV 23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; NIV 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; ESV 24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. NIV 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. ESV 25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children 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. ESV 26 He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing. NIV 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. ESV 27 Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. NIV 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. ESV 28 For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall 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; ESV 29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. NIV 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. ESV 30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. NIV 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. ESV 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. NIV 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. ESV 32 The wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to put him to death. NIV 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives; ESV 33 The LORD will not abandon him to his power or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial. NIV 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial. ESV 34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off. 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. ESV 35 I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading himself like a green laurel tree. NIV 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, ESV 36 But he passed away, and behold, he was no more; though I sought him, 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. ESV 37 Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. NIV 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. ESV 38 But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off. NIV 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off. ESV 39 The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. NIV 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. ESV 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers 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.