Do not fret because of evil men or be envious1 of those who do wrong;22
for like the grass they will soon wither,3 like green plants they will soon die away.43
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land5 and enjoy safe pasture.64
Delight7 yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.85
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him9 and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness10 shine like the dawn,11 the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still12 before the LORD and wait patiently13 for him; do not fret14 when men succeed in their ways,15 when they carry out their wicked schemes.168
Refrain from anger17 and turn from wrath; do not fret18--it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,19 but those who hope20 in the LORD will inherit the land.2110
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;22 though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land23 and enjoy great peace.2412
The wicked plot25 against the righteous and gnash their teeth26 at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.2714
The wicked draw the sword28 and bend the bow29 to bring down the poor and needy,30 to slay those whose ways are upright.
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,31 and their bows will be broken.3216
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth33 of many wicked;
for the power of the wicked will be broken,34 but the LORD upholds35 the righteous.
The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,36 and their inheritance will endure forever.3719
In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
But the wicked will perish:38 The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish--vanish like smoke.3921
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;4022
those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses41 will be cut off.4223
If the LORD delights43 in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;4424
though he stumble, he will not fall,45 for the LORD upholds46 him with his hand.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken47 or their children begging48 bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;49 their children will be blessed.5027
Turn from evil and do good;51 then you will dwell in the land forever.5228
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.53 They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;5429
the righteous will inherit the land55 and dwell in it forever.5630
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,57 and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart;58 his feet do not slip.5932
The wicked lie in wait60 for the righteous,61 seeking their very lives;
but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned62 when brought to trial.6334
Wait for the LORD64 and keep his way.65 He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off,66 you will see67 it.
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing68 like a green tree in its native soil,
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.6937
Consider the blameless,70 observe the upright;71 there is a futurea for the man of peace.7238
But all sinners73 will be destroyed;74 the futureb of the wicked will be cut off.7539
The salvation76 of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.7740
The LORD helps78 them and delivers79 them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves80 them, because they take refuge81 in him.