Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious1 of those who do wrong;2
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for like the grass they will soon wither,3 like green plants they will soon die away.4
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Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land5 and enjoy safe pasture.6
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Take delight7 in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.8
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Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him9 and he will do this:
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He will make your righteous reward10 shine like the dawn,11 your vindication like the noonday sun.
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Be still12 before the LORD and wait patiently13 for him; do not fret14 when people succeed in their ways,15 when they carry out their wicked schemes.16
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Refrain from anger17 and turn from wrath; do not fret18--it leads only to evil.
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For those who are evil will be destroyed,19 but those who hope20 in the LORD will inherit the land.21
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A little while, and the wicked will be no more;22 though you look for them, they will not be found.
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But the meek will inherit the land23 and enjoy peace and prosperity.24
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The wicked plot25 against the righteous and gnash their teeth26 at them;
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but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.27
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The wicked draw the sword28 and bend the bow29 to bring down the poor and needy,30 to slay those whose ways are upright.
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But their swords will pierce their own hearts,31 and their bows will be broken.32
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Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth33 of many wicked;
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for the power of the wicked will be broken,34 but the LORD upholds35 the righteous.
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The blameless spend their days under the LORD's care,36 and their inheritance will endure forever.37
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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:38 Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.39
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The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;40
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those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses41 will be destroyed.42
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The LORD makes firm the steps43 of those who delight44 in him;
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though they stumble, they will not fall,45 for the LORD upholds46 them with his hand.
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I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken47 or their children begging48 bread.
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They are always generous and lend freely;49 their children will be a blessing.50
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Turn from evil and do good;51 then you will dwell in the land forever.52
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For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.53 Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.54
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The righteous will inherit the land55 and dwell in it forever.56
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The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,57 and their tongues speak what is just.
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The law of their God is in their hearts;58 their feet do not slip.59
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The wicked lie in wait60 for the righteous,61 seeking their very lives;
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but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned62 when brought to trial.63
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Hope in the LORD 64 and keep his way.65 He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed,66 you will see67 it.
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I have seen the wicked and ruthless flourishing68 like a luxuriant native tree,
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but they soon passed away and were no more; though I looked for them, they could not be found.69
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Consider the blameless,70 observe the upright;71 a future awaits those who seek peace.72
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But all sinners73 will be destroyed;74 there will be no future for the wicked.75
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The salvation76 of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.77
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The LORD helps78 them and delivers79 them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves80 them, because they take refuge81 in him.
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