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Psalm 37 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Delight Yourself in Yahweh

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Of David.


Do not fret because of evildoers,

Be not envious toward doers of unrighteousness.

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For they will wither quickly like the grass

And fade like the green herb.

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Trust in Yahweh and do good;

Dwell in the land and [fn]cultivate faithfulness.

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Delight yourself in Yahweh;

And He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Commit your way to Yahweh,

Trust in Him, and He will do it.

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He will bring forth your righteousness as the light

And your judgment as the noonday.

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Be still in Yahweh and wait [fn]patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,

Because of the man who carries out schemes of wickedness.

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Cease from anger and forsake wrath;

Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

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For evildoers will be cut off,

But those who hope for Yahweh, they will inherit the land.

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Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;

You will look carefully at his place, and he will not be there.

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But the lowly will inherit the land

And will delight themselves in abundant peace.

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The wicked schemes against the righteous

And gnashes at him with his teeth.

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The Lord laughs at him,

For He sees that his day is coming.

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The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow

To cast down the afflicted and the needy,

To slay those who are upright in conduct.

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Their sword will enter their own heart,

And their bows will be broken.

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Better is the little of the righteous

Than the abundance of many wicked.

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For the arms of the wicked will be broken,

But Yahweh sustains the righteous.

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Yahweh knows the days of the [fn]blameless,

And their inheritance will be forever.

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They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,

And in the days of famine they will be satisfied.

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But the wicked will perish;

And the enemies of Yahweh will be like the [fn]glory of the pastures,

They vanish—in smoke they vanish away.

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The wicked borrows and does not pay back,

But the righteous is gracious and gives.

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For those blessed by Him will inherit the land,

But those cursed by Him will be cut off.

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The footsteps of a man are established by Yahweh,

And He delights in his way.

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When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,

Because Yahweh is the One [fn]who sustains his hand.

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I was young and now I am old,

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken

Or his seed begging bread.

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All day long he is gracious and lends,

And his seed is a blessing.

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Depart from evil and do good,

So you will dwell forever.

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For Yahweh loves [fn]justice

And will not forsake His holy ones;

They are kept forever,

But the seed of the wicked will be cut off.

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The righteous will inherit the land

And dwell in it forever.

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The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,

And his tongue speaks justice.

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The law of his God is in his heart;

His steps do not slip.

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The wicked spies upon the righteous

And seeks to put him to death.

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Yahweh will not forsake him in his hand;

He will not condemn him when he is judged.

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Hope for Yahweh and keep His way,

And He will exalt you to inherit the land;

When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

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I have seen a wicked, ruthless man

Spreading himself like a luxuriant [fn]tree in its native soil.

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Then [fn]he passed away, and behold, he was no more;

I sought for him, but he could not be found.

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Observe the [fn]blameless man, and behold the upright;

For the man of peace will have [fn]a posterity.

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But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;

The [fn]posterity of the wicked will be cut off.

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But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh;

He is their strength in time of distress.

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Yahweh helps them and protects them;

He protects them from the wicked and saves them,

Because they take refuge in Him.

LSB Footnotes
Or feed securely, feed on His faithfulness
Or longingly
Lit complete, perfect
Or who sustains him with His hand
Lit judgment
Native plant; lit native
Ancient versions I passed by
Or perfect; lit complete
Lit an end
Lit end

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