Psalm 37
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1BY DAVID. [ALEPH-BET] Do not fret because of evildoers, || Do not be envious against doers of iniquity,

2For they are cut off speedily as grass, || And fade as the greenness of the tender grass.

3Trust in YHWH, and do good, || Dwell [in] the land, and enjoy faithfulness,

4And delight yourself on YHWH, || And He gives to you the petitions of your heart.

5Roll your way on YHWH, || And trust on Him, and He works,

6And has brought out your righteousness as light, || And your judgment as noon-day.

7Be silent for YHWH, and stay yourself for Him, || Do not fret because of him || Who is making his way prosperous, || Because of a man doing wicked schemes.

8Desist from anger, and forsake fury, || Do not fret yourself to only do evil.

9For evildoers are cut off, || As for those waiting on YHWH, they possess the land.

10And yet a little [while], and the wicked is not, || And you have considered his place, and it is not.

11And the humble possess the land, || And they have delighted themselves || In the abundance of peace.

12The wicked is devising against the righteous, || And gnashing his teeth against him.

13The Lord laughs at him, || For He has seen that his day comes.

14The wicked have opened a sword, || And they have bent their bow, || To cause the poor and needy to fall, || To slaughter the upright of the way.

15Their sword enters into their own heart, || And their bows are shattered.

16Better [is] the little of the righteous, || Than the store of many wicked.

17For the arms of the wicked are shattered, || And YHWH is sustaining the righteous.

18YHWH knows the days of the perfect, || And their inheritance is for all time.

19They are not ashamed in a time of evil, || And they are satisfied in days of famine.

20But the wicked perish, and the enemies of YHWH, || Have been consumed as the preciousness of lambs, || They have been consumed in smoke.

21The wicked is borrowing and does not repay, || And the righteous is gracious and giving.

22For His blessed ones possess the land, || And His reviled ones are cut off.

23The steps of a man [are] from YHWH, || They have been prepared, || And He desires his way.

24When he falls, he is not cast down, || For YHWH is sustaining his hand.

25I have been young, || I have also become old, || And I have not seen the righteous forsaken, || And his seed seeking bread.

26All the day he is gracious and lending, || And his seed [is] for a blessing.

27Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell for all time.

28For YHWH is loving judgment, || And He does not forsake His saintly ones, || They have been kept for all time, || And the seed of the wicked is cut off.

29The righteous possess the land, || And they dwell on it forever.

30The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, || And his tongue speaks judgment.

31The law of his God [is] his heart, || His steps do not slide.

32The wicked is watching for the righteous, || And is seeking to put him to death.

33YHWH does not leave him in his hand, || Nor condemn him in his being judged.

34Look to YHWH, and keep His way, || And He exalts you to possess the land, || In the wicked being cut off—you see!

35I have seen the wicked terrible, || And spreading as a green native plant,

36And he passes away, and behold, he is not, || And I seek him, and he is not found!

37Observe the perfect, and see the upright, || For the latter end of each [is] peace.

38And transgressors were destroyed together, || The latter end of the wicked was cut off.

39And the salvation of the righteous [is] from YHWH, || Their strong place in a time of adversity.

40And YHWH helps them and delivers them, || He delivers them from the wicked, || And saves them, || Because they trusted in Him!

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