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Psalm 37

WYC 1 To David. [The psalm of David.] Do not thou follow wicked men; neither love thou men doing wickedness. (The song of David. Do not thou follow the wicked; nor love thou those who do wickedly.) NIV 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; WYC 2 For they shall wax dry swiftly as hay; and they shall fall down soon as the worts of herbs. (For they shall quickly grow dry like the hay, or the grass; and soon they shall fall down like the best herbs, or the plants.) NIV 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. WYC 3 Hope thou in the Lord, and do thou goodness (Trust thou in the Lord, and do good); and inhabit thou the land, and thou shalt be fed with his riches. NIV 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. WYC 4 Delight thou in the Lord; and he shall give to thee the askings of thine heart. NIV 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. WYC 5 Show thy way to the Lord; and hope in him, and he shall do. (Give all thy ways to the Lord, and trust in him; and he shall make it happen.) NIV 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: WYC 6 And he shall lead out thy rightfulness as light, and thy doom as midday; (And he shall lead forth thy righteousness like the light, and thy judgement like the midday sun;) NIV 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. WYC 7 be thou subject to the Lord, and pray thou him. Do not thou follow him, that hath prosperity in his way; (nor) a man doing unrightfulness. (be thou subject to the Lord, and wait thou for him. Do not thou follow a man, simply because he hath prospered along his way; nor a man doing unrighteousness, or wickedness.) 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. WYC 8 Cease thou of ire, and forsake strong vengeance; do not thou follow, that thou do wickedly. (Cease thou from anger, and abandon taking vengeance; do not thou follow after these things, so that thou do wickedly.) NIV 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil. WYC 9 For they, that do wickedly, shall be destroyed; but they that suffer the Lord, shall inherit the land. (For they, who do wickedly, shall be destroyed; but they who hope in the Lord, shall inherit the earth.) NIV 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. WYC 10 And yet a little, and a sinner shall not be (For after but just a little time, that sinner shall not be); and thou shalt seek his place, and thou shalt not find it. NIV 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. WYC 11 But mild men shall inherit the land (And the humble, or the meek, shall inherit the earth); and shall delight in the multitude of peace. NIV 11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. WYC 12 A sinner shall ambush the rightful man; and he shall gnash with his teeth on him. (A sinner shall attack a righteous man; and he shall gnash on him with his teeth.) NIV 12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; WYC 13 But the Lord shall scorn the sinner; for he beholdeth that his day cometh. NIV 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming. WYC 14 Sinners have drawn out sword; they bent their bow. To deceive a poor man and needy; to strangle rightful men of heart. (The sinners have drawn out their swords; they have bent their bows. Yea, to destroy the poor and the needy; and to kill those with an upright heart.) 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. WYC 15 Their sword enter into the heart of themselves; and their bow be broken. (But their swords shall enter into their own hearts; and their bows shall be broken.) NIV 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. WYC 16 Better is a little thing to a just man; than many riches of sinners. (Better is the little that the righteous have; than the many riches of the sinners.) NIV 16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; WYC 17 For the arms of sinners shall be all-broken; but the Lord confirmeth just men. (For the strength of the sinners shall be all-broken; but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.) NIV 17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. WYC 18 The Lord knoweth the days of [the] unwemmed; and their heritage shall be (into) without end. (The Lord knoweth all about those without blemish, or without fault; and their inheritance shall last forever.) NIV 18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever. WYC 19 They shall not be shamed in the evil time, and they shall be [ful]filled in the days of hunger; NIV 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. WYC 20 for sinners shall perish. Forsooth anon as the enemies of the Lord be honoured, and enhanced; they failing shall fail as smoke. (but the sinners shall perish. And after the Lord's enemies be honoured, and exalted; they shall disappear, just like smoke.) 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. WYC 21 A sinner shall borrow, and shall not pay (back); but a just man hath mercy, and shall give (but the righteous have love, and shall give to others). NIV 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; WYC 22 For they that bless the Lord shall inherit the land; but they that curse him shall perish. (For those who be blessed by the Lord, shall inherit the earth; but they who be cursed by him, shall perish.) NIV 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off. WYC 23 The going(s) of a man shall be (ad)dressed with the Lord; and he shall delight in his way. (The goings of a man be directed by the Lord; and he guardeth him on his way.) NIV 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; WYC 24 When he falleth, he shall not be hurtled down/he shall not be hurled down; for the Lord undersetteth his hand. NIV 24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. WYC 25 I was younger, and soothly I waxed eld; and I saw not a just man forsaken, neither his seed seeking bread. (I was young, and then I grew old; and I never saw a righteous person abandoned, nor his children seeking bread.) NIV 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. WYC 26 All day he hath mercy, and lendeth; and his seed shall be in blessing. (All day long he hath love, and lendeth to others; and his children, or his descendants, shall be blessed.) NIV 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. WYC 27 Bow thou away from evil, and do good; and dwell thou into the world of world. (Turn thou away from evil, and do good; and thou shalt live forever.) NIV 27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. WYC 28 For the Lord loveth doom, and shall not forsake his saints; they shall be kept [into] without end. Unjust men shall be punished; and the seed of wicked men shall perish. (For the Lord loveth justice, and shall not forsake his saints; they shall be kept safe forever. The unjust, or the unrighteous, shall be punished; and the descendants of the wicked shall perish.) 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; WYC 29 But just men shall inherit the land; and shall inhabit thereon into the world of world. (But the righteous shall inherit the land; and shall inhabit it forever.) NIV 29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. WYC 30 The mouth of a just man shall bethink wisdom; and his tongue shall speak doom. (The righteous person speaketh wisdom; yea, his tongue shall speak of justice, or fairness.) NIV 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. WYC 31 The law of his God is in his heart; and his steps shall not be deceived. (The Law of God is in his heart; and his steps shall not slip/and his feet shall not stumble.) NIV 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. WYC 32 A sinner beholdeth a just man; and seeketh to slay him. NIV 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives; WYC 33 But the Lord shall not forsake him in his hands; neither he shall condemn him, when it shall be deemed against him. NIV 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned when brought to trial. WYC 34 Abide thou the Lord, and keep thou his way, and he shall enhance thee, that by heritage thou take the land; when sinners shall perish, thou shalt see. (Wait thou for the Lord, and keep thou to his way, and he shall raise thee up, or shall exalt thee, so that thou take the land by inheritance; and when the sinners shall perish, thou shalt 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. WYC 35 I saw the wicked man enhanced above; and raised up as the cedars of Lebanon. (Once I saw a wicked man exalted; yea, raised up as high as the cedars in Lebanon.) NIV 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, WYC 36 And I passed (And then I passed by later), and lo! he was not (there); I sought him, and his place was not found. NIV 36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. WYC 37 Keep thou innocence, and see equity; for those be relics to a peaceable man. (Mark thou the innocent, and look upon the righteous; for they be the progeny of peaceful people.) NIV 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. WYC 38 Forsooth unjust men shall perish; the remnants/the relics of wicked men shall perish (al)together. (But the unjust, or the unrighteous, shall perish; yea, the progeny of the wicked shall altogether perish.) NIV 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off. WYC 39 But the health of just men is of the Lord; and he is their defender in the time of tribulation. (But the salvation, or the deliverance, of the righteous is from the Lord; and he is their defender in their time of trouble.) NIV 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. WYC 40 And the Lord shall help them, and shall make them free, and he shall deliver them from sinners; and he shall save them, for they hoped in him (and he shall save them, for they trusted 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.