Be still1 before the LORD and wait patiently2 for him; do not fret3 when men succeed in their ways,4 when they carry out their wicked schemes.5
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Refrain from anger6 and turn from wrath; do not fret7--it leads only to evil.
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For evil men will be cut off,8 but those who hope9 in the LORD will inherit the land.10
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A little while, and the wicked will be no more;11 though you look for them, they will not be found.
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But the meek will inherit the land12 and enjoy great peace.13
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The wicked plot14 against the righteous and gnash their teeth15 at them;
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but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.16
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The wicked draw the sword17 and bend the bow18 to bring down the poor and needy,19 to slay those whose ways are upright.
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But their swords will pierce their own hearts,20 and their bows will be broken.21
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Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth22 of many wicked;
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for the power of the wicked will be broken,23 but the LORD upholds24 the righteous.
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The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,25 and their inheritance will endure forever.26
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In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
But the wicked will perish:27 The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish--vanish like smoke.28
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