Delight1 yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.25
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him3 and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness4 shine like the dawn,5 the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still6 before the LORD and wait patiently7 for him; do not fret8 when men succeed in their ways,9 when they carry out their wicked schemes.108
Refrain from anger11 and turn from wrath; do not fret12--it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,13 but those who hope14 in the LORD will inherit the land.1510
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;16 though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land17 and enjoy great peace.1812
The wicked plot19 against the righteous and gnash their teeth20 at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.2114
The wicked draw the sword22 and bend the bow23 to bring down the poor and needy,24 to slay those whose ways are upright.