Psalm 37
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Delight Yourself in Yahweh

Of David.


1Do not fret because of evildoers,

Be not envious toward doers of unrighteousness.

2For they will wither quickly like the grass

And fade like the green herb.


3Trust in Yahweh and do good;

Dwell in the land and [†]cultivate faithfulness.

4Delight yourself in Yahweh;

And He will give you the desires of your heart.


5Commit your way to Yahweh,

Trust in Him, and He will do it.

6He will bring forth your righteousness as the light

And your judgment as the noonday.


7Be still in Yahweh and wait [†]patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,

Because of the man who carries out schemes of wickedness.


8Cease from anger and forsake wrath;

Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

9For evildoers will be cut off,

But those who hope for Yahweh, they will inherit the land.


10Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;

You will look carefully at his place, and he will not be there.

11But the lowly will inherit the land

And will delight themselves in abundant peace.


12The wicked schemes against the righteous

And gnashes at him with his teeth.

13The Lord laughs at him,

For He sees that his day is coming.


14The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow

To cast down the afflicted and the needy,

To slay those who are upright in conduct.

15Their sword will enter their own heart,

And their bows will be broken.


16Better is the little of the righteous

Than the abundance of many wicked.

17For the arms of the wicked will be broken,

But Yahweh sustains the righteous.


18Yahweh knows the days of the [†]blameless,

And their inheritance will be forever.

19They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,

And in the days of famine they will be satisfied.


20But the wicked will perish;

And the enemies of Yahweh will be like the [†]glory of the pastures,

They vanish—in smoke they vanish away.


21The wicked borrows and does not pay back,

But the righteous is gracious and gives.

22For those blessed by Him will inherit the land,

But those cursed by Him will be cut off.


23The footsteps of a man are established by Yahweh,

And He delights in his way.

24When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,

Because Yahweh is the One [†]who sustains his hand.


25I was young and now I am old,

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken

Or his seed begging bread.

26All day long he is gracious and lends,

And his seed is a blessing.


27Depart from evil and do good,

So you will dwell forever.


28For Yahweh loves [†]justice

And will not forsake His holy ones;

They are kept forever,

But the seed of the wicked will be cut off.

29The righteous will inherit the land

And dwell in it forever.


30The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,

And his tongue speaks justice.

31The law of his God is in his heart;

His steps do not slip.


32The wicked spies upon the righteous

And seeks to put him to death.

33Yahweh will not forsake him in his hand;

He will not condemn him when he is judged.


34Hope for Yahweh and keep His way,

And He will exalt you to inherit the land;

When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.


35I have seen a wicked, ruthless man

Spreading himself like a luxuriant [†]tree in its native soil.

36Then [†]he passed away, and behold, he was no more;

I sought for him, but he could not be found.


37Observe the [†]blameless man, and behold the upright;

For the man of peace will have [†]a posterity.

38But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;

The [†]posterity of the wicked will be cut off.


39But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh;

He is their strength in time of distress.

40Yahweh helps them and protects them;

He protects them from the wicked and saves them,

Because they take refuge in Him.

3 Or feed securely, feed on His faithfulness
7 Or longingly
18 Lit complete, perfect
20 Flowers
24 Or who sustains him with His hand
28 Lit judgment
35 Native plant; lit native
36 Ancient versions I passed by
37 Or perfect; lit complete
37 Lit an end
38 Lit end

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