or envy those who do wrong.
Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Trust him, and he will help you.
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
it only leads to harm.
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
Though you look for them, they will be gone.
and will live in peace and prosperity.
they snarl at them in defiance.
for he sees their day of judgment coming.
and string their bows
to kill the poor and the oppressed,
to slaughter those who do right.
and their bows will be broken.
than to be evil and rich.
but the Lord takes care of the godly.
and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
even in famine they will have more than enough.
The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field—
they will disappear like smoke.
but the godly are generous givers.
but those he curses will die.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
for the Lord holds them by the hand.
Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
or their children begging for bread.
and their children are a blessing.
and you will live in the land forever.
and he will never abandon the godly.
He will keep them safe forever,
but the children of the wicked will die.
and will live there forever.
they teach right from wrong.
so they will never slip from his path.
looking for an excuse to kill them.
or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial.
Travel steadily along his path.
He will honor you by giving you the land.
You will see the wicked destroyed.
flourishing like a tree in its native soil.
Though I searched for them, I could not find them!
for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.
they have no future.
he is their fortress in times of trouble.
rescuing them from the wicked.
He saves them,
and they find shelter in him.
37 This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; each stanza begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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