Psalm 37

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.