Psalm 37 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (36-1) Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. 2 (36-2) For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall. 3 (36-3) Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches. 4 (36-4) Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart. 5 (36-5) Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it. 6 (36-6) And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 (36-7) Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things. 8 (36-8) Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil. 9 (36-9) For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land. 10 (36-10) For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it. 11 (36-11) But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace. 12 (36-12) The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth. 13 (36-13) But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come. 14 (36-14) The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart. 15 (36-15) Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. 16 (36-16) Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked. 17 (36-17) For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just. 18 (36-18) The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 (36-19) They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled: 20 (36-20) Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke. 21 (36-21) The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give. 22 (36-22) For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish. 23 (36-23) With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way. 24 (36-24) When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him. 25 (36-25) I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread. 26 (36-26) He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing. 27 (36-27) Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever. 28 (36-28) For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish. 29 (36-29) But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore. 30 (36-30) The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment. 31 (36-31) The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted. 32 (36-32) The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death, 33 (36-33) But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged. 34 (36-34) Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see. 35 (36-35) I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. 36 (36-36) And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found. 37 (36-37) Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man. 38 (36-38) But the unjust shall be destroyed to gether: the remnants of the wicked shall perish. 39 (36-39) But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble. 40 (36-40) And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.
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