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Psalm 37 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Security of those who trust in Jehovah, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

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A Psalm of David.
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers,
Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.
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For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
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Trust in Jehovah, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.
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Delight thyself also in Jehovah;
And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.
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Commit thy way unto Jehovah;
Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.
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And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light,
And thy justice as the noonday.
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Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him:
Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
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Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
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For evil-doers shall be cut off;
But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.
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For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:
Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.
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But the meek shall inherit the land,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
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The wicked plotteth against the just,
And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
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The Lord will laugh at him;
For he seeth that his day is coming.
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The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay such as are upright in the way.
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Their sword shall enter into their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.
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Better is a little that the righteous hath
Than the abundance of many wicked.
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For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;
But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
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Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect;
And their inheritance shall be for ever.
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They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil;
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
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But the wicked shall perish,
And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs:
They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.
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The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again;
But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
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For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land;
And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.
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A man’s goings are established of Jehovah;
And he delighteth in his way.
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Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.
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I have been young, and now am old;
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his seed begging bread.
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All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth;
And his seed is blessed.
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Depart from evil, and do good;
And dwell for evermore.
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For Jehovah loveth justice,
And forsaketh not his saints;
They are preserved for ever:
But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
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The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell therein for ever.
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The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom,
And his tongue speaketh justice.
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The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
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The wicked watcheth the righteous,
And seeketh to slay him.
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Jehovah will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.
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Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way,
And he will exalt thee to inherit the land:
When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
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I have seen the wicked in great power,
And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
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But one passed by, and, lo, he was not:
Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
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Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright;
For there is a happy end to the man of peace.
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As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together:
The end of the wicked shall be cut off.
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But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah:
He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
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And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them:
He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them,
Because they have taken refuge in him.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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