Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

37:1¤ Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.

37:2For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall.

37:3Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches.

37:4Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.

37:5Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it.

37:6And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

37:7Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.

37:8Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.

37:9For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land.

37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it.

37:11But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.

37:12The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth.

37:13But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come.

37:14The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.

37:15Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken.

37:16Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

37:17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.

37:18The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever.

37:19They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled:

37:20Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.

37:21The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.

37:22For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.

37:23With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

37:24When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him.

37:25I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

37:26He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.

37:27Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

37:28For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

37:29But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore.

37:30The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment.

37:31The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted.

37:32The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,

37:33But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged.

37:34Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see.

37:35I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

37:36And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found.

37:37Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.

37:38But the unjust shall be destroyed together: the remnants of the wicked shall perish.

37:39But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble.

37:40And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.

38:1¤ Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.

38:2For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me.

38:3There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.

38:4For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.

38:5My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.

38:6I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowful all the day long.

38:7For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh.

38:8I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart.

38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.

38:10My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.

38:11My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off:

38:12And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

38:13But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.

38:14And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.

38:15For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.

38:16For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.

38:17For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.

38:18For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.

38:19But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

38:20They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.

38:21For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.

38:22Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.

39:1¤ I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

39:2I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things: and my sorrow was renewed.

39:3My heart grew hot within me: and in my meditation a fire shall flame out.

39:4I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me.

39:5Behold thou hast made my days measurable, and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

39:6Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

39:7And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee.

39:8Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a reproach to the fool.

39:9I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.

39:10Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes:

39:11Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

39:12Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be not silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were.

39:13O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.

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