Psalm 37

1Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers,

2for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.

3Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.

4Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

6He will make your vindication shine like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday.

7Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil devices.

8Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9For the wicked shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

10Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look diligently for their place, they will not be there.

11But the meek shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

12The wicked plot against the righteous, and gnash their teeth at them;

13but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that their day is coming.

14The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to kill those who walk uprightly;

15their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance of many wicked.

17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.

From the oremus Bible Browser https://bible.oremus.org v2.9.2 30 June 2021.