NASB — Psalms 37 — KJV

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

[A Psalm] of David.

  1 aDo not fret because of evildoers,
  Be not benvious toward wrongdoers.
  2 For they will awither quickly like the grass
  And bfade like the green herb.
  3 aTrust in the LORD and do good;
  bDwell in the land and Iccultivate faithfulness.
  4 aDelight yourself in the LORD;
  And He will bgive you the desires of your heart.
  5 aCommit your way to the LORD,
  Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
  6 He will bring forth ayour righteousness as the light
  And your judgment bas the noonday.

[1] aPv 23:17; 24:19 bPs 73:3; Pv 3:31
[2] aJb 14:2; Ps 90:6; 92:7; Jm 1:11 bPs 129:6
[3] IOr feed securely or feed on His faithfulness aPs 62:8 bDt 30:20 cIs 40:11; Ezk 34:13, 14
[4] aJb 22:26; Ps 94:19; Is 58:14 bPs 21:2; 145:19; Mt 7:7, 8
[5] aPs 55:22; Pv 16:3; 1P 5:7
[6] aPs 97:11; Is 58:8, 10; Mi 7:9 bJb 11:17

  7IRest in the LORD and await IIpatiently for Him;
  bDo not fret because of him who cprospers in his way,
  Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
  8 Cease from anger and aforsake wrath;
  Do not fret; [it leads] only to evildoing.
  9 For aevildoers will be cut off,
  But those who wait for the LORD, they will binherit the land.
  10 Yet aa little while and the wicked man will be no more;
  And you will look carefully for bhis place and he will not be [there].
  11 But athe humble will inherit the land
  And will delight themselves in babundant prosperity.

[7] IOr Be still IIOr longingly aPs 40:1; 62:5; Lm 3:26 bPs 37:1, 8 cJr 12:1
[8] aEp 4:31; Col 3:8
[9] aPs 37:2, 22 bPs 25:13; Pv 2:21; Is 57:13; 60:21; Mt 5:5
[10] aJb 24:24 bJb 7:10; Ps 37:35, 36
[11] aMt 5:5 bPs 72:7

  12 ¶ The wicked aplots against the righteous
  And bgnashes at him with his teeth.
  13 The Lord alaughs at him,
  For He sees bhis day is coming.
  14 The wicked have drawn the sword and abent their bow
  To cast down the bafflicted and the needy,
  To cslay those who are upright in conduct.
  15 Their sword will enter their own heart,
  And their abows will be broken.

[12] aPs 31:13, 20 bPs 35:16
[13] aPs 2:4 b1S 26:10; Jb 18:20
[14] aPs 11:2; Lm 2:4 bPs 35:10; 86:1 cPs 11:2
[15] a1S 2:4; Ps 46:9

  16aBetter is the little of the righteous
  Than the abundance of many wicked.
  17 For the aarms of the wicked will be broken,
  But the LORD bsustains the righteous.
  18 The LORD aknows the days of the Iblameless,
  And their binheritance will be forever.
  19 They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,
  And ain the days of famine they will have abundance.
  20 But the awicked will perish;
  And the enemies of the LORD will be like the Iglory of the pastures,
  They vanishblike smoke they vanish away.
  21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
  But the righteous ais gracious and gives.
  22 For athose blessed by Him will binherit the land,
  But those ccursed by Him will be cut off.

[16] aPv 15:16; 16:8
[17] aJb 38:15; Ps 10:15; Ezk 30:21 bPs 71:6; 145:14
[18] ILit complete; or perfect aPs 1:6; 31:7 bPs 37:27, 29
[19] aJb 5:20; Ps 33:19
[20] II.e. flowers aPs 73:27 bPs 68:2; 102:3
[21] aPs 112:5, 9
[22] aPv 3:33 bPs 37:9 cJb 5:3

  23aThe steps of a man are established by the LORD,
  And He bdelights in his way.
  24 When ahe falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
  Because bthe LORD is the One Iwho holds his hand.
  25 I have been young and now I am old,
  Yet aI have not seen the righteous forsaken
  Or bhis Idescendants begging bread.
  26 All day long ahe is gracious and lends,
  And bhis Idescendants are a blessing.

[23] a1S 2:9; Ps 40:2; 66:9; 119:5 bPs 147:11
[24] IOr who sustains him with His hand aPs 145:14; Pv 24:16; Mi 7:8 bPs 147:6
[25] ILit seed aPs 37:28; Is 41:17; He 13:5 bPs 109:10
[26] ILit seed aDt 15:8; Ps 37:21 bPs 147:13

  27aDepart from evil and do good,
  ISo you will abide bforever.
  28 For the LORD aloves Ijustice
  And bdoes not forsake His godly ones;
  They are cpreserved forever,
  But the IIddescendants of the wicked will be cut off.
  29 The righteous will ainherit the land
  And bdwell in it forever.
  30 The mouth of the righteous autters wisdom,
  And his tongue bspeaks justice.
  31 The alaw of his God is in his heart;
  His bsteps do not slip.
  32 The awicked spies upon the righteous
  And bseeks to kill him.
  33 The LORD will anot leave him in his hand
  Or blet him be condemned when he is judged.
  34 aWait for the LORD and keep His way,
  And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
  When the bwicked are cut off, you will see it.

[27] IOr And dwell forever aPs 34:14 bPs 37:18; 102:28
[28] ILit judgment IILit seed aPs 11:7; 33:5 bPs 37:25 cPs 31:23 dPs 21:10; 37:9; Pv 2:22; Is 14:20
[29] aPs 37:9; Pv 2:21 bPs 37:18
[30] aPs 49:3; Pv 10:13 bPs 101:1; 119:13
[31] aDt 6:6; Ps 40:8; 119:11; Is 51:7; Jr 31:33 bPs 26:1; 37:23
[32] aPs 10:8; 17:11 bPs 37:14
[33] aPs 31:8; 2P 2:9 bPs 34:22; 109:31
[34] aPs 27:14; 37:9 bPs 52:5, 6; 91:8

  35 ¶ I have aseen a wicked, violent man
  Spreading himself like a bluxuriant Itree in its native soil.
  36 Then Ihe passed away, and lo, he awas no more;
  I sought for him, but he could not be found.
  37 Mark the Iablameless man, and behold the bupright;
  For the man of peace will have a IIcposterity.
  38 But transgressors will be altogether adestroyed;
  The Iposterity of the wicked will be bcut off.
  39 But the asalvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
  He is their strength bin time of trouble.
  40 aThe LORD helps them and delivers them;
  He bdelivers them from the wicked and saves them,
  Because they ctake refuge in Him.

[35] ILit native; Heb obscure aJb 5:3; Jr 12:2 bJb 8:16
[36] IAncient versions read I passed by aJb 20:5; Ps 37:10
[37] ILit complete; or perfect IILit an end aPs 37:18 bPs 7:10 cIs 57:1, 2
[38] ILit end aPs 1:4-6; 37:20, 28 bPs 37:9; 73:17
[39] aPs 3:8; 62:1 bPs 9:9; 37:19
[40] aPs 54:4 bPs 22:4; Is 31:5; Dn 3:17; 6:23 c1Ch 5:20; Ps 34:22


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David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked.

1 ¶ [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not [be]. 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, [and] to slay such as be of upright conversation. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 16 A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD [shall be] as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. 22 For [such as be] blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and [they that be] cursed of him shall be cut off. 23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand. 25 I have been young, and [now] am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26 [He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is] blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. 31 The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it]. 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. 36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he [was] not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37 Mark the perfect [man], and behold the upright: for the end of [that] man [is] peace. 38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the LORD: [he is] their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

[1] 1S 1:6; Ps 37:7; 73:3; Pv 3:31; 19:3; 23:17; 24:1, 19; Ga 5:21; Jm 4:5.
[2] Jb 20:5; Ps 37:35; 73:17; 90:5; 92:7; 129:5; Jm 1:10; 1P 1:24.
[3] Gn 26:2; 1S 26:19; Ps 4:5; 26:1; 33:19; 34:9; Is 1:16; 50:10; Jr 17:7; Mt 6:31; Lk 22:35; 1Co 15:57; He 6:10; 11:13.
[4] Jb 27:10; 34:9; Ps 21:1; 43:4; 104:34; 145:19; So 2:3; Is 58:14; Jn 15:7, 16; 1P 1:8; 1Jn 5:14.
[5] Jb 22:28; Ps 22:8; 55:22; Pv 16:3; Ec 9:1; Lm 3:37; Mt 6:25; Lk 12:22, 29; Php 4:6; Jm 4:15; 1P 5:7.
[6] Jb 11:17; Ps 31:20; Is 54:17; Mi 7:8; Mal 3:18; Mt 13:43; 1Co 4:5.
[7] Jsh 10:12; Jb 21:7; Ps 27:14; 40:1; 50:8; 62:1; 73:3; Pv 20:22; Ec 5:8; Is 8:17; 10:13; 30:15; Jr 12:1; Lm 3:25; Dn 11:36; Jna 1:11; Hab 2:3; Ga 6:9; He 10:36; Jm 5:7; Rv 13:3.
[8] 1S 25:21; Jb 5:2; 18:4; Ps 31:22; 73:15; 116:11; Pv 14:29; 16:32; Jr 20:14; Jna 4:1, 9; Lk 9:54; Ep 4:26, 31; Jm 1:19; 3:14.
[9] Jb 20:23; 27:13, 14; Ps 25:13; 37:11, 29, 35; 55:23; Is 58:14; 60:21; He 11:16; Rv 5:10.
[10] 1S 25:38; 2K 9:25, 34; Es 7:10; 8:1; Jb 7:10, 21; 14:10; 20:8; 24:24; Ps 37:35; 49:10; 52:5; 58:10; 73:18; 103:16; 107:42; Is 14:16; Lk 12:20; 16:27; He 10:36; 1P 4:7; Rv 6:10.
[11] Ps 36:8; 72:7; 119:165; Is 26:3; 48:18; 57:18; Mt 5:5; Jn 14:27; Ga 5:22; Php 4:7; 1Ti 6:11; Jm 1:21; 3:13.
[12] 1S 18:21; 23:7; 2S 15:10; Es 3:6; Ps 35:16; 37:32; Dn 8:12, 24; Mi 2:1; Mt 26:4, 16.
[13] 1S 26:10; Ps 2:4; Pv 1:26; Jr 50:27; Ezk 21:25, 29; Dn 5:26.
[14] 1S 24:11, 17; Ps 64:2; Pv 29:10, 27; Hab 1:13; Mt 23:30; Ac 7:52; 12:2, 11, 23; 1Jn 3:12.
[15] 1S 31:4; 2S 17:23; Es 7:9; Ps 7:14; 35:8; 46:9; 76:3; Is 37:38; Jr 51:56; Ho 1:5; 2:18; Mi 5:6; Mt 27:4.
[16] Pv 3:33; 13:25; 15:16; 16:8; 30:9; Ec 2:26; 4:6; Mt 6:11; 1Ti 6:6.
[17] Jb 38:15; Ps 10:15; 37:24; 41:12; 51:12; 63:8; 119:116; 145:14; Is 41:10; 42:1; Ezk 30:21; Jde 1:24.
[18] Dt 33:25; Ps 1:6; 16:11; 21:4; 31:7, 15; 37:13; 49:5; 73:24; 103:17; Is 60:21; Mt 6:32; 24:21; Ro 5:21; 6:23; 2Ti 2:19; 3:1; 4:2; 1P 1:4; 1Jn 2:25; Rv 11:3.
[19] Jb 5:20; Ps 33:19; Pv 10:3; Ec 9:12; Is 33:16; Am 5:13; Mi 2:3; Ep 5:16.
[20] Gn 19:28; Lv 3:3, 16; Dt 29:20; 33:14; Jg 5:31; Ps 68:2; 92:9; 102:3; Lk 13:3, 5; He 12:29; 2P 2:12.
[21] Dt 15:9; 28:12, 43; 2K 4:1; Ne 5:1; Jb 31:16; Ps 112:5, 9; Pv 22:7; Is 32:8; 58:7; Lk 6:30; Ac 11:29; 20:35; 2Co 8:9; 9:6; He 6:10; 13:16.
[22] Ps 32:1; 37:9, 11, 18, 28; 115:15; 119:21; 128:1; Pv 3:33; Zc 5:3; Mt 25:41; 1Co 16:22; Ga 3:10, 13.
[23] 1S 2:9; Jb 23:11; Ps 17:5; 40:2; 85:13; 119:133; 121:3, 8; 147:10; Pv 4:26; 11:1, 20; 16:9; Jr 9:24; 10:23; He 13:16.
[24] Ps 34:19; 37:17; 40:2; 91:12; 94:18; 145:14; Pv 24:16; Mi 7:7; Lk 2:34; 22:31, 60; Jn 10:27.
[25] Gn 17:7; Jsh 1:5; 1S 12:22; Jb 15:23; 32:6; Ps 25:13; 37:28; 59:15; 71:9, 18; 94:14; 109:10; 112:2; Pv 13:22; Is 13:16; Lk 1:53; Ac 21:16; 2Co 4:9; Phm 1:8; He 12:5; 13:5.
[26] Dt 15:8; Ps 37:21; 112:5, 9; Pv 20:7; Jr 32:39; Mt 5:7; Lk 6:35.
[27] Jb 28:28; Ps 34:14; 37:3; Pv 16:6, 17; Is 1:16; 1Th 5:15; 2Ti 2:19; Tit 2:11; 3:8, 14; He 13:16, 21; 1Jn 2:16.
[28] Ex 20:5; Jb 18:19; 27:14; Ps 11:7; 21:10; 37:25, 40; 45:6; 92:13; 99:4; Pv 2:22; Is 14:20; 30:18; 59:21; 61:8; Jr 9:24; 32:40; Jn 5:24; 6:39; 10:28; 15:9; 1P 1:5; 1Jn 2:19; Jde 1:1.
[29] Dt 30:20; Ps 37:9, 11, 18, 27; Pv 2:21; 2P 3:13; Rv 21:3, 7.
[30] Dt 6:7; Ps 71:15, 24; Pv 10:21, 31; 15:7; 25:11; 27:9; Mt 12:35; Ep 4:29; Col 4:6.
[31] Dt 6:6; 11:18; Jb 23:11; Ps 1:2; 17:5; 37:23; 40:2, 3, 8; 44:18; 73:2; 119:11, 98; 121:3; Pv 4:4; 14:15; Is 51:7; Jr 31:33; Ezk 27:6; He 8:10.
[32] Ps 10:8; 37:12; Jr 20:10; Lk 6:7; 11:54; 14:1; 19:47; 20:20; Ac 9:24.
[33] 1S 23:26; Ps 31:7; 109:31; 124:6; Ro 8:1, 33; 2Ti 4:17; 2P 2:9.
[34] Jb 17:9; 23:10; Ps 27:14; 37:3, 7, 9; 52:5; 91:8; 92:10, 11; 112:9; Pv 4:25; 16:17; 20:22; Mt 24:13; Lk 14:11; 1P 1:7; 5:6.
[35] Es 5:11; Jb 5:3; 8:13; 21:7; Ps 73:3; Is 14:14; Ezk 31:6, 18; Dn 4:20.
[36] Ex 15:9, 19; Jb 20:5; Ps 37:10; Is 10:16, 33; Ac 12:22.
[37] Jb 1:1; 42:12; Pv 14:32; Is 32:17; 57:2; Lk 2:25; Ac 7:59; 2Ti 4:6; 2P 1:14.
[38] Ps 1:4; 9:17; 52:5; Pv 14:32; Mt 13:30, 49; 25:46; 2Th 1:8.
[39] Ps 3:8; 9:9; 46:1; 91:15; Is 12:2; 33:2; Jna 2:9; Ep 2:8; Col 1:11; 2Ti 4:17.
[40] 1Ch 5:20; Ps 17:13; 22:4; 27:2; Is 31:5; 46:4; Dn 3:17, 28; 6:23; 1Jn 2:13; 5:18.


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