Psalm 37
Douay-Rheims Bible

Don't Fret Because of Evildoers

(1 Kings 2:1-9)

1{36:1}Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.

2{36:2}For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall.


3{36:3}Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches.

4{36:4}Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.


5{36:5}Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it.

6{36:6}And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.


7{36:7}Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.


8{36:8}Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.

9{36:9}For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land.


10{36:10}For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it.

11{36:11}But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.


12{36:12}The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth.

13{36:13}But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come.


14{36:14}The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.

15{36:15}Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken.


16{36:16}Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

17{36:17}For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.


18{36:18}The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19{36:19}They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled:


20{36:20}Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.


21{36:21}The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.

22{36:22}For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.


23{36:23}With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

24{36:24}When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him.


25{36:25}I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

26{36:26}He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.


27{36:27}Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

28{36:28}For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

29{36:29}But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore.


30{36:30}The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment.

31{36:31}The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted.


32{36:32}The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,

33{36:33}But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged.


34{36:34}Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see.


35{36:35}I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

36{36:36}And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found.


37{36:37}Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.

38{36:38}But the unjust shall be destroyed together: the remnants of the wicked shall perish.


39{36:39}But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble.

40{36:40}And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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