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Psalm 37


Security of Those Who Trust in the LORD, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 37:1   Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
Psalm 37:2   For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
Psalm 37:3   Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Psalm 37:4   Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:5   Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 37:6   He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.
Psalm 37:7   Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:8   Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
Psalm 37:9   For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Psalm 37:10   Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
Psalm 37:11   But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
Psalm 37:12   The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.
Psalm 37:13   The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.
Psalm 37:14   The 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.
Psalm 37:15   Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken.
Psalm 37:16   Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.
Psalm 37:17   For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
Psalm 37:18   The LORD knows the days of the blameless, And their inheritance will be forever.
Psalm 37:19   They will not be ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance.
Psalm 37:20   But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish-like smoke they vanish away.
Psalm 37:21   The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Psalm 37:22   For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
Psalm 37:23   The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
Psalm 37:24   When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
Psalm 37:25   I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.
Psalm 37:26   All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.
Psalm 37:27   Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.
Psalm 37:28   For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
Psalm 37:29   The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.
Psalm 37:30   The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
Psalm 37:31   The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
Psalm 37:32   The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.
Psalm 37:33   The LORD will not leave him in his hand Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
Psalm 37:34   Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Psalm 37:35   I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
Psalm 37:36   Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.
Psalm 37:37   Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.
Psalm 37:38   But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
Psalm 37:39   But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.
Psalm 37:40   The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.
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