Psalm 37
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1Do not fret because of evil-doers, Do not be envious of the workers of unrighteousness.

2For they soon wither like grass, And fade like green plants.

3Trust in יהוה, and do good; Dwell in the earth, and feed on steadfastness.

4And delight yourself in יהוה, And let Him give you the desires of your heart.

5Commit your way to יהוה, And trust in Him, and He does it.

6And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your right-ruling as midday.

7Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices.

8Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil.

9For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the eartha.

10Yet a little while and the wrong is no more; And you shall look on his place, But it is not.

11But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And delight themselves in plenty of peace.

12The wrong plots against the righteous, And gnashes his teeth at him.

13יהוה laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.

14The wrong have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cause the poor and needy to fall, To slay those who walk straightly.

15Their sword does enter into their own heart, And their bows are broken.

16Better is the little of the righteous one, Than the riches of many wrongdoers.

17For the arms of the wrongdoers are broken, But יהוה sustains the righteous.

18יהוה knows the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is forever.

19They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in the days of scarcity of food they are satisfied.

20But the wrongdoers shall perish; And the enemies of יהוה, Like the splendour of the meadows they vanish, Like smoke they vanish away.

21The wrongdoer is borrowing and does not repay, But the righteous one shows favour and gives.

22For His blessed ones inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him are cut off.

23The steps of a man are ordered by יהוה, And He delights in his way.

24Though he falls, he is not cast down, For יהוה is supporting his hand.

25I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.

26All day long he is showing favour and lending; And his seed is for a blessing.

27Turn away from evil, and do good; And dwell forever.

28For יהוה loves right-ruling, And does not forsake His kind ones; They shall be guarded forever, But the seed of the wrongdoers is cut off.

29The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell in it forever.

30The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of right-ruling.

31The Torah of his Elohim is in his hearta; His steps do not slide.

32The wrong one is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to slay him.

33יהוה does not leave him in his hand, Or let him be declared wrong when he is judged.

34Wait on יהוה and guard His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the earth – When the wrongdoers are cut off, you shall see it.

35I have seen the wrongdoer in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.

36Yet he passed away, and see, he was not; And I sought him, but he was not found.

37Watch the perfect, and observe the straight; For the latter end of each is peace.

38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The latter end of the wrong shall be cut off.

39But the deliverance of the righteous is from יהוה, Their strength in time of distress.

40And יהוה does help them and deliver them; He delivers them from the wrongdoers and saves them, Because they took refuge in Him.

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