Psalm 37:28-38 NIV

28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.1 They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;2

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29 the righteous will inherit the land3 and dwell in it forever.4

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30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,5 and his tongue speaks what is just.

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31 The law of his God is in his heart;6 his feet do not slip.7

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32 The wicked lie in wait8 for the righteous,9 seeking their very lives;

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33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned10 when brought to trial.11

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34 Wait for the LORD 12 and keep his way.13 He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off,14 you will see15 it.

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35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing16 like a green tree in its native soil,

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36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.17

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37 Consider the blameless,18 observe the upright;19 there is a futurea for the man of peace.20

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    • a 37:37 - Or "there will be posterity"
      38 But all sinners21 will be destroyed;22 the futureb of the wicked will be cut off.23

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        • b 37:38 - Or "posterity"