Psalm 37:1-24 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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      13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

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      14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

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      15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

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      16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;

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      17 for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

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      18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.

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          19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
          20 But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

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          21 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;

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          22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be destroyed.

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          23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

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          24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

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