37:1Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, and be not envious of them that work unrighteousness;
37:2for they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and fade as the green herb.
37:3Confide in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness;
37:4and delight thyself in Jehovah, and he will give thee the desires of thy heart.
37:5Commit thy way unto Jehovah, and rely upon him: he will bring it to pass;
37:6and he will bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
37:7Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him that prospereth in his way, because of the man that bringeth mischievous devices to pass.
37:8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it would be only to do evil.
37:9For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.
37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked is not; and thou considerest his place, but he is not.
37:11But the meek shall possess the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of prosperity.
37:12The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth his teeth against him.
37:13The Lord laugheth at him; for he seeth that his day is coming.
37:14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in the way:
37:15their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
37:16The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;
37:17for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
37:18Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; and their inheritance shall be for ever:
37:19they shall not be ashamed in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
37:20For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.
37:21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:
37:22for those blessed of him shall possess the land, and they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.
37:23The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:
37:24though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.
37:25I have been young, and now am old, and I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread:
37:26all the day he is gracious and lendeth, and his seed shall be a blessing.
37:27Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore;
37:28for Jehovah loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: They are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:29The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therein for ever.
37:30The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;
37:31the law of his God is in his heart; his goings shall not slide.
37:32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:
37:33Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
37:34Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
37:35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading like a green tree in its native soil:
37:36but he passed away, and behold, he was not; and I sought him, but he was not found.
37:37Mark the perfect, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace;
37:38but the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
37:39But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
37:40And Jehovah will help them and deliver them: he will deliver them from the wicked, and save them; for they trust in him.
38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.
38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; no peace in my bones, because of my sin.
38:4For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
38:5My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.
38:6I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day.
38:7For my loins are full of burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
38:8I am faint and broken beyond measure; I roar by reason of the agitation of my heart.
38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.
38:10My heart throbbeth, my strength hath left me; and the light of mine eyes, it also is no more with me.
38:11My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12And they that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.
38:13But I, as a deaf man, hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
38:14Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
38:15For in thee, Jehovah, do I hope: *thou* wilt answer, O Lord my God.
38:16For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified themselves against me.
38:17For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.
38:18For I will declare mine iniquity, I am grieved for my sin.
38:19But mine enemies are lively, they are strong; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:
38:20And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me; because I pursue what is good.
38:21Forsake me not, Jehovah; O my God, be not far from me.
38:22Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation.
39:1I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked is before me.
39:2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
39:3My heart burned within me; the fire was kindled in my musing: I spoke with my tongue,
39:4Make me to know, Jehovah, mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: I shall know how frail I am.
39:5Behold, thou hast made my days as hand-breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, even the high placed, is altogether vanity. Selah.
39:7And now, what wait I for, Lord? my hope is in thee.
39:8Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.
39:9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; for *thou* hast done it.
39:10Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
39:11When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.
39:12Hear my prayer, Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; be not silent at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, a sojourner, like all my fathers.
39:13Look away from me, and let me recover strength, before I go hence and be no more.