Psalms 37

A Psalm of Dawid.

1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in יהוה, and do good; so shalt you dwell in the land, and verily you shalt be fed.

4 Delight yourself also in יהוה; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way unto יהוה; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not yourself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait upon יהוה, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be; yea, you shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 My Lord (Adonai) shall laugh at him, for He seeth that his day is coming.

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 be of upright conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but יהוה upholdeth the righteous.

18 יהוה knoweth the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of יהוה shall be as the fat of lambs; they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

22 For such as be blessed of Him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by יהוה, and He delighteth in his way.

24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast dow; for יהוה upholdeth him with His hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.

28 For יהוה loveth judgment, and forsaketh not His 32holy ones; they are preserved forever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

31 The Torah of his God (Elohim) is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

33 יהוה will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on יהוה, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, You shalt see it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and, behold, he was not; yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of יהוה; He is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And יהוה shall help them, and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.