1 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of 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 ggoodDwell in the land, and FEED ON HIS FAITHFULNESS.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall ggiveyou the desires of your hheart
5 Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, (br (/b/)And He shall bbringit to pass.
6 He shall bbringforth your righteousness as the llightAnd your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the LORD,
They shall inherit the eearth10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his pplace
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the eearthAnd shall delight themselves in the abundance of ppeace
12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,(br /) For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own hheartAnd their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man has
Is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
But the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The LORD knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil ttimeAnd in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish;
And the enemies of the LORD,
Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not repay,
But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those bblessedby Him shall inherit the eearthBut those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a ggoodman are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been yyoung and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are bblessed
27 Depart from evil, and do ggoodAnd dwell forevermore.
28 For the LORD llovesjustice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
31 The law of his God is in his hheartNone of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous,
And seeks to slay him.(br /) 33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand,(br (span="" style="background-color:yellow;")/)Nor condemn him when he is judged. (br /)
34 Wait on the LORD,(br /)And keep His way,
And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in ggreatpower,
And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away,[a] and behold, he was no more;
Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the ffutureof that man is ppeace38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The ffutureof the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their sstrengthin the ttimeof trouble.
40 And the LORD shall help them and deliver them;(br /)He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they ttrustin Him.