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Psalm 37 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:1 - A Psalm of David. Fret not yourself because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:2 - For they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:3 - Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:4 - Take delight 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 in him, and he will act.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:6 - He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:7 - Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:8 - Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:9 - For the wicked shall be cut off; but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:10 - Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:11 - But the meek shall possess the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:12 - The wicked plots against the righteous, and gnashes his teeth at him;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:13 - but the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows, to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:15 - their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:16 - Better is a little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:17 - For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the LORD upholds the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:18 - The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will abide for ever;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:19 - they are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:20 - But the wicked perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures, they vanish--like smoke they vanish away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borrows, and cannot pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:22 - for those blessed by the LORD shall possess the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:23 - The steps of a man are from the LORD, and he establishes him in whose way he delights;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:24 - though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD is the stay of his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - He is ever giving liberally and lending, and his children become a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:27 - Depart from evil, and do good; so shall you abide for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:28 - For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. The righteous shall be preserved for ever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:29 - The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell upon it for ever.
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 watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:33 - The LORD will not abandon him to his power, or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:34 - Wait for the LORD, and keep to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:35 - I have seen a wicked man overbearing, and towering like a cedar of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:36 - Again I passed by, and, lo, he was no more; though I sought him, he could not be found.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:37 - Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright, for there is posterity for the man of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:38 - But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked shall be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 - The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their refuge in the time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:40 - The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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