New Translation Psalms 37

Psalm 37  •  4 min. read  •  grade level: 6
1 Or David. Fret not thyself because of the evildoers; be not envious at the workers of iniquity.
2 For like grass they are speedily cut off, and like the greenness of the tender herb they do fade.
3 Trust in Jehovah and do good, inhabit the land and feed upon truth.
4 Delight thyself also in Jehovah, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.
5 Roll thy way upon Jehovah; trust also in him, and he will do [it].
6 And he will bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day.
7 Be silent to Jehovah and wait for him; fret not thyself because of him who maketh his way to prosper, because of the man who doeth wicked devices.
8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not thyself only to do evil.
9 For evil-doers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the earth.
10 And yet a little and the wicked [man] is not, and thou considerest his place, and he is no more.1
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth and delight themselves in abundance of peace.
12 The wicked [man] deviseth evil against the righteous [man] and gnasheth his teeth upon him.
13 The Lord laugheth at him, for he hath seen that his day is come.
14 A sword have the wicked drawn, and they have bent their bow, to cause the poor and needy to fall, to slay the upright in way.
15 Their sword shall come into their own heart and their bows shall be broken.
16 Better [is] a little to the righteous [man] than the abundance of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 For the wicked shall perish and the enemies of Jehovah as the precious part of lambs2: they have vanished, into smoke they have vanished.
21 The wicked [man] borroweth and payeth not, but the righteous [man] hath compassion and giveth.
22 For his blest ones shall inherit the earth, but his accursed ones shall be cut off.
23 By Jehovah the steps of a man are established, and he delighteth in his way.
24 If he falleth, he is not cast down; for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.
25 I have been a youth, I have also become old: yet have I not seen the righteous [man] forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.
26 All the day [is he] being gracious and lending; and his seed [is] for a blessing.
27 Depart from evil and do good, and dwell forever.
28 For Jehovah loveth justice and forsaketh not his holy ones; they are preserved forever, but the seed of the wicked is cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the earth and shall dwell forever upon it.
30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom and his tongue speaketh justice.
31 The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps slip.
32 The wicked [man] lieth in wait for the righteous [one] and seeketh to kill him.
33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, and will not condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait for Jehovah and keep his ways, and he will exalt thee to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].
35 I have seen the wicked [man] strong and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
36 And he passeth away and behold he is not; and I seek him, and he is not found.
37 Mark the perfect [man] and behold the upright [man], for the end to [that] man [is] peace.
38 But those who transgress are destroyed together; the end of the wicked has been cut off.
39 And the salvation of the righteous [is] from Jehovah, [he is] their refuge in the time of trouble.
40 And Jehovah helped: them and delivereth them; he will deliver them and save them because they have trusted in him.