David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked.
Psalms 37:1 By David. Do not fret because of evil doers, Be not envious against doers of iniquity, Psalms 37:2 For as grass speedily they are cut off, And as the greenness of the tender grass do fade. Psalms 37:3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good, Dwell [in] the land, and enjoy faithfulness, Psalms 37:4 And delight thyself on Jehovah, And He giveth to thee the petitions of thy heart. Psalms 37:5 Roll on Jehovah thy way, And trust upon Him, and He worketh, Psalms 37:6 And hath brought out as light thy righteousness, And thy judgment as noon-day. Psalms 37:7 Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked devices. Psalms 37:8 Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil. Psalms 37:9 For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land. Psalms 37:10 And yet a little, and the wicked is not, And thou hast considered his place, and it is not. Psalms 37:11 And the humble do possess the land, And they have delighted themselves In the abundance of peace. Psalms 37:12 The wicked is devising against the righteous, And gnashing against him his teeth. Psalms 37:13 The Lord doth laugh at him, For He hath seen that his day cometh. Psalms 37:14 A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way. Psalms 37:15 Their sword doth enter into their own heart, And their bows are shivered. Psalms 37:16 Better [is] the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked. Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous. Psalms 37:18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect, And their inheritance isto the age. Psalms 37:19 They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in days of famine they are satisfied. Psalms 37:20 But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed. Psalms 37:21 The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving. Psalms 37:22 For His blessed ones do possess the land, And His reviled ones are cut off. Psalms 37:23 From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth. Psalms 37:24 When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand. Psalms 37:25 Young I have been, I have also become old, And I have not seen the righteous forsaken, And his seed seeking bread. Psalms 37:26 All the day he is gracious and lending, And his seed [is] for a blessing. Psalms 37:27 Turn aside from evil, and do good, and dwell to the age. Psalms 37:28 For Jehovah is loving judgment, And He doth not forsake His saintly ones, To the age they have been kept, And the seed of the wicked is cut off. Psalms 37:29 The righteous possess the land, And they dwell for ever on it. Psalms 37:30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment. Psalms 37:31 The law of his God [is] his heart, His steps do not slide. Psalms 37:32 The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death. Psalms 37:33 Jehovah doth not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him in his being judged. Psalms 37:34 Look unto Jehovah, and keep His way, And He doth exalt thee to possess the land, In the wicked being cut offthou seest! Psalms 37:35 I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant, Psalms 37:36 And he passeth away, and lo, he is not, And I seek him, and he is not found! Psalms 37:37 Observe the perfect, and see the upright, For the latter end of each [is] peace. Psalms 37:38 And transgressors were destroyed together, The latter end of the wicked was cut off. Psalms 37:39 And the salvation of the righteous [is] from Jehovah, Their strong place in a time of adversity. Psalms 37:40 And Jehovah doth help them and deliver them, He delivereth them from the wicked, And saveth them, Because they trusted in Him!