Psalm 37:1-12 NIV

Of David.

1 aDo not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;

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    • ¯ 37:1 - This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
      2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

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      3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

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      4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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      5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

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      6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

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      7 Be still before the LORDand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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      8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

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      9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

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      10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.

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      11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.

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      12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;

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