David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked.
Psalms 37:1 Frett not thy self at the vngodly, be not thou envious agaynst the euell doers. Psalms 37:2 For they shall soone be cut downe like ye grasse, & be wythered euen as ye grene herbe. Psalms 37:3 Put thou thy trust in ye LORDE, & be doinge good: so shalt thou dwell in the londe, & verely it shal fede the. Psalms 37:4 Delyte thou in the LORDE, & he shal geue the thy hertes desyre. Psalms 37:5 Comitte thy waye vnto ye LORDE, set thy hope in him, and he shal brynge it to passe. Psalms 37:6 Yee he shall make thy rightuousnesse as cleare as the light, & thy iust dealinge as the noone daye. Psalms 37:7 Holde the still in ye LORDE, and abyde pacietly vpon him: but greue not thy self at one that hath prosperite, and lyueth in abhominacion. Psalms 37:8 Leaue of from wrath, let go displeasure, let not thy gelousy moue the also to do euell. Psalms 37:9 For wicked doers shal be roted out, but they that pacietly abyde the LORDE, shal enheret the londe. Psalms 37:10 Suffre yet a litle whyle, & ye vngodly shalbe clene gone: thou shalt loke after his place, & he shal be awaye. Psalms 37:11 But the meke spreted shal possesse the earth, & haue pleasure in moch rest. Psalms 37:12 The vngodly layeth wayte for the iust, & gnassheth vpon him wt his tethe. Psalms 37:13 But ye LORDE laugheth him to scorne, for he seith yt his daye is cominge. Psalms 37:14 The vngodly drawe out the swerde & bende their bowe, to cast downe ye symple & poore, and to slaye soch as go ye right waye. Psalms 37:15 Neuertheles, their swerde shal go thorow their owne hert, and their bowe shalbe broke. Psalms 37:16 A small thinge yt the rightuous hath, is better then greate riches of the vngodly. Psalms 37:17 For the armes of ye vngodly shalbe broken, but the LORDE vpholdeth the rightuous. Psalms 37:18 The LORDE knoweth the dayes of the godly, & their enheritauce shal endure for euer. Psalms 37:19 They shal not be cofounded in ye perlous tyme, & in ye dayes of derth they shall haue ynough. Psalms 37:20 As for ye vngodly, they shall perishe: & whe ye enemies of ye LORDE are in their floures, they shal cosume, yee euen as the smoke shal they cosume awaye. Psalms 37:21 The vngodly boroweth and paieth not agayne, but the rightuous is mercifull & liberall. Psalms 37:22 Soch as be blessed of him, shal possesse the londe: & they whom he curseth, shalbe roted out. Psalms 37:23 The LORDE ordreth a good mans goinge, & hath pleasure in his waye. Psalms 37:24 Though he fall, he shal not be hurte, for the LORDE vpholdeth him wt his hade. Psalms 37:25 I haue bene yonge, & now am olde: yet sawe I neuer the rightuous forsake, ner his sede to seke their bred. Psalms 37:26 The rightuous is euer mercifull, & ledeth getly, therfore shal his sede be blessed. Psalms 37:27 Fle fro euell, & do ye thinge that is good, so shalt thou dwell for euer. Psalms 37:28 For ye LORDE loueth ye thinge yt is right, he forsaketh not his sayntes, but they shal be preserued for euermore: Psalms 37:29 as for the sede of the vngodly, it shalbe roted out. Psalms 37:30 Yee the rightuous shal possesse ye lode, & dwell therin for euer. Psalms 37:31 The mouth of the rightuous is exercised in wysdome, & his toge talketh of iudgment. Psalms 37:32 The lawe of his God is in his hert, therfore shal not his fotesteppes slyde. Psalms 37:33 The vngodly seyth the rightuous, & goeth aboute to slaye him. Psalms 37:34 But the LORDE wil not leaue him in his hodes, ner codemne him when he is iudged. Psalms 37:35 Hope thou in the LORDE, & kepe his waye: & he shal so promote the, that thou shalt haue the lode by enheritauce, & se, when the vngodly shall perishe. Psalms 37:36 I myself haue sene the vngodly in greate power, & florishinge like a grene baye tre: Psalms 37:37 but when I wente by, lo, he was gone: I sought him, but he coude no where be founde. Psalms 37:38 Kepe innocency, and take hede vnto the thinge that is right, for that shall brynge a man peace at the last. Psalms 37:39 As for the trasgressours, they shal perishe together, and the vngodly shal be roted out at ye last. The helpe of the rightuous commeth of the LORDE, he is their strength in the tyme of trouble. Psalms 37:40 The LORDE shal stode by them, and saue them: he shal delyuer them from the vngodly, and helpe the, because they put their trust in him.