Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

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.

38:1Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

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.

39:6Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

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.

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