For evil men will be cut off,1 but those who hope2 in the LORD will inherit the land.310
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;4 though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land5 and enjoy great peace.612
The wicked plot7 against the righteous and gnash their teeth8 at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.914
The wicked draw the sword10 and bend the bow11 to bring down the poor and needy,12 to slay those whose ways are upright.
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,13 and their bows will be broken.1416
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth15 of many wicked;
for the power of the wicked will be broken,16 but the LORD upholds17 the righteous.
The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,18 and their inheritance will endure forever.1919
In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.