Psalm 37

English translation got from website:

  1. Of David. Do not compete with the evildoers; do not envy those who commit injustice.
  2. For they will be speedily cut off like grass and wither like green vegetation.
  3. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and be nourished by faith.
  4. So shall you delight in the Lord, and He will give you what your heart desires.
  5. Commit your way to the Lord, and trust in Him and He will act.
  6. And He will reveal your righteousness like the light, and your judgments like noon.
  7. Wait for the Lord and hope for Him; do not compete with one whose way prospers, with a man who executes malicious plans.
  8. Desist from anger and forsake wrath; do not compete only to do evil.
  9. For evildoers shall be cut off, and those who hope for the Lord-they will inherit the land.
  10. A short while longer and the wicked man is not here, and you shall look at his place and he is not there.
  11. But the humble shall inherit the land, and they shall delight in much peace.
  12. The wicked man plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him.
  13. The Lord will scoff at him because He saw that his day will come.
  14. The wicked initiated war and bent their bow to cast down the poor and the needy, to slay those who walk on a straight path.
  15. Their sword shall enter their heart, and their bows shall be broken.
  16. The few of the righteous are better than the multitude of many wicked men.
  17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord supports the righteous.
  18. The Lord knows the days of the innocent, and their inheritance will be forever.
  19. They will not be ashamed in time of calamity, and in days of famine they shall still be satisfied.
  20. For the wicked will perish, and the enemies of the Lord are like disappearing light on the plains; they are consumed in smoke, yea they are consumed.
  21. A wicked man borrows and does not pay, but the Righteous one is gracious and gives.
  22. For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, and those cursed by Him will be cut off.
  23. From the Lord a mighty man’s steps are established, for He delights in his way.
  24. If he falls, he will not be cast down, for the Lord supports his hand.
  25. I was young, I also aged, and I have not seen a righteous man forsaken and his seed seeking bread.
  26. All day long he is gracious and lends, and his seed is due for a blessing.
  27. Shun evil and do good, and dwell forever.
  28. For the Lord loves justice, and He shall not forsake His pious ones; they will be guarded forever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
  29. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell forever in it.
  30. The righteous man’s mouth utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks judgment.
  31. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not falter.
  32. The wicked man watches for the righteous man and seeks to put him to death.
  33. The Lord shall not leave him in his hands, and He shall not condemn him [the righteous] when he [the wicked] is judged.
  34. Hope to the Lord and keep His way; He will exalt you to inherit the land, and you will witness the destruction of the wicked.
  35. I saw a wicked man, powerful, well-rooted as a native who is fresh.
  36. And he passed away and behold! he is not here, and I sought him and he was not found.
  37. Observe the innocent and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
  38. But transgressors were destroyed together; the future of the wicked was cut off.
  39. But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, their stronghold in time of distress.
  40. The Lord helped them and rescued them; He rescued them from the wicked and saved them because they took refuge in Him.