Psalms 37
1 Do not fret because of evil-doers, Do not be envious of the workers of unrighteousness.
2 For they soon wither like grass, And fade like green plants.
3 Trust in YHWH, and do good; Dwell in the earth, and feed on steadfastness.
4 And delight yourself in YHWH, And let Him give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to YHWH, And trust in Him, and He does it.
6 And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your right-ruling as midday.
7 Rest in YHWH, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices.
8 Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil.
9 For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on YHWH, They shall inherit the earth.
10 Yet a little while and the wrong is no more; And you shall look on his place, But it is not.
11 But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And delight themselves in plenty of peace.
12 The wrong plots against the righteous, And gnashes his teeth at him.
13 YHWH laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wrong have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cause the poor and needy to fall, To slay those who walk straightly.
15 Their sword does enter into their own heart, And their bows are broken.
16 Better is the little of the righteous one, Than the riches of many wrongdoers.
17 For the arms of the wrongdoers are broken, But YHWH sustains the righteous.
18 YHWH knows the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is forever.
19 They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in the days of scarcity of food they are satisfied.
20 But the wrongdoers shall perish; And the enemies of YHWH, Like the splendour of the meadows they vanish, Like smoke they vanish away.
21 The wrongdoer is borrowing and does not repay, But the righteous one shows favour and gives.
22 For His blessed ones inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him are cut off.
23 The steps of a man are ordered by YHWH, And He delights in his way.
24 Though he falls, he is not cast down, For YHWH is supporting his hand.
25 I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.
26 All day long he is showing favour and lending; And his seed is for a blessing.
27 Turn away from evil, and do good; And dwell forever.
28 For YHWH loves right-ruling, And does not forsake His kind ones; They shall be guarded forever, But the seed of the wrongdoers is cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of right-ruling.
31 The Torah of his Elohim is in his heart; His steps do not slide.
32 The wrong one is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to slay him.
33 YHWH does not leave him in his hand, Or let him be declared wrong when he is judged.
34 Wait on YHWH and guard His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the earth - When the wrongdoers are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wrongdoer in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and see, he was not; And I sought him, but he was not found.
37 Watch the perfect, and observe the straight; For the latter end of each is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The latter end of the wrong shall be cut off.
39 But the deliverance of the righteous is from YHWH, Their strength in time of distress.
40 And YHWH does help them and deliver them; He delivers them from the wrongdoers and saves them, Because they took refuge in Him.