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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