Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him1 and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness2 shine like the dawn,3 the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still4 before the LORD and wait patiently5 for him; do not fret6 when men succeed in their ways,7 when they carry out their wicked schemes.88
Refrain from anger9 and turn from wrath; do not fret10--it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,11 but those who hope12 in the LORD will inherit the land.1310
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;14 though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land15 and enjoy great peace.1612
The wicked plot17 against the righteous and gnash their teeth18 at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.1914
The wicked draw the sword20 and bend the bow21 to bring down the poor and needy,22 to slay those whose ways are upright.
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,23 and their bows will be broken.24