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Psalm 37 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Security of Those Who Trust in the LORD, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:1 - A Psalm of David.
Do not get upset because of evildoers,
Do not be envious of wrongdoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:2 - For they will wither quickly like the grass,
And decay like the green plants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:3 - Trust in the LORD and do good;
Live in the land and [fn]cultivate faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:4 - Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:5 - Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:6 - He will bring out your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:7 - [fn]Rest in the LORD and wait [fn]patiently for Him;
Do not get upset because of one who is successful in his way,
Because of the person who carries out wicked schemes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:8 - Cease from anger and abandon wrath;
Do not get upset; it leads only to evildoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:9 - For evildoers will be eliminated,
But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:10 - Yet a little while and the wicked person will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:11 - But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:12 - The wicked plots against the righteous,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:13 - The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To take down the afflicted and the needy,
To kill off those who are upright in conduct.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:15 - Their sword will enter their own heart,
And their bows will be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:16 - Better is the little of the righteous
Than the abundance of many wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:17 - For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the LORD sustains the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:18 - The LORD knows the days of the [fn]blameless,
And their inheritance will be forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:19 - They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,
And in the days of famine they will have plenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:20 - But the wicked will perish;
And the enemies of the LORD will be like the [fn]glory of the pastures,
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:22 - For those blessed by Him will inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be eliminated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:23 - The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:24 - When he falls, he will not be hurled down,
Because the LORD is the One [fn]who holds his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:25 - I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or his [fn]descendants begging for bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - All day long he is gracious and lends,
And his [fn]descendants are a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:27 - Turn from evil and do good,
So that you will dwell forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:28 - For the LORD loves [fn]justice
And does not abandon His godly ones;
They are protected forever,
But the [fn]descendants of the wicked will be eliminated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:29 - The righteous will inherit the land
And dwell in it forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:30 - The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:31 - The Law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:32 - The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:33 - The LORD will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:34 - Wait for the LORD and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are eliminated, you will see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:35 - I have seen a wicked, violent person
Spreading himself like a luxuriant [fn]tree in its native soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:36 - Then he passed away, and behold, he was no more;
I searched for him, but he could not be found.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:37 - Observe the [fn]blameless person, and look at the upright;
For the person of peace will have a future.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:38 - But wrongdoers will altogether be destroyed;
The future of the wicked will be eliminated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their strength in time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:40 - The LORD helps them and rescues them;
He rescues them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or feed securely; or feed on His faithfulness
Or Be still
Or longingly
Lit complete; or perfect
I.e., flowers
Or who sustains him with His hand
Lit seed
Lit seed
Lit judgment
Lit seed
Lit native; Heb obscure
Lit complete; or perfect

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