37:1 [A Psalm] of David. Fret not thyself because of evil doers,
neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither
as the green herb.
37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in
the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he will give thee the
desires of thy heart.
37:5 Commit thy way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he will
bring [it] to pass.
37:6 And he will bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and
thy judgment as the noon-day.
37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not
thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of
the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in
any wise to do evil.
37:9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon
the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]:
yes, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall]
37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace.
37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon
him with his teeth.
37:13 The LORD will laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is
37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their
bow, to cast down the poor and needy, [and] to slay such as are
of upright deportment.
37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their
bows shall be broken.
37:16 A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the
riches of many wicked.
37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD
upholdeth the righteous.
37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their
inheritance shall be for ever.
37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the
days of famine they shall be satisfied.
37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD
[shall be] as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke
shall they consume away.
37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the
righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.
37:22 For [such as are] blessed by him shall inherit the earth;
and [they that are] cursed by him shall be cut off.
37:23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he
delighteth in his way.
37:24 Though he should fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.
37:25 I have been young, and [now] am old; yet I have not seen
the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
37:26 [He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is]
37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his
saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked
shall be cut off.
37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein
37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue
talketh of judgment.
37:31 The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps
37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay
37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him
when he is judged.
37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee
to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt
37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading
himself like a green bay tree.
37:36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he [was] not: yes, I sought
him, but he could not be found.
37:37 Mark the perfect [man], and behold the upright: for the
end of [that] man [is] peace.
37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end
of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:39 But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the LORD: [he
is] their strength in the time of trouble.
37:40 And the LORD will help them, and deliver them: he will
deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust