1 aFret not thyself because of evildoers,
Neither bbe thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
And wither as the green herb.
3 eTrust in the Lord, and do good;
4 fDelight thyself also in the Lord;
And ghe shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
eTrust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And ihe shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,
And thy judgment as jthe noonday.
Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 mCease from anger, and forsake wrath:
aFret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 mmFor evildoers shall be cut off:
But those that wait upon the Lord, they shall ninherit the earth.
10 For oyet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:
Yea, thou shalt diligently consider phis place, and it shall not be.
And shall fdelight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked ||plotteth against the just,
And rgnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 sThe Lord shall laugh at him:
For he seeth that this day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have ubent their bow,
To cast down wthe poor and needy,
And to slay †such as be of upright conversation.
And xtheir bows shall be broken.
16 yA little that a righteous man hath
Is better than zthe riches of many wicked.
17 For athe arms of the wicked shall be broken:
But the Lord bupholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord cknoweth the days of the upright:
And dtheir inheritance shall be for ever.
And ein the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
And the enemies of the Lord shall be as †the fat of lambs:
They shall consume; finto smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked gborroweth, and payeth not again:
And they that be cursed of him jshall be cut off.
And he delighteth in his way.
For the Lord bupholdeth him with his hand.
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
And his seed is blessed.
27 pDepart from evil, and do good;
And qdwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord rloveth judgment,
And forsaketh not his ssaints;
They are preserved for ever:
But tthe seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous jshall inherit the land,
And qdwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous uspeaketh wisdom,
And his utongue talketh of judgment.
31 xThe law of his God is in his heart;
32 The wicked zwatcheth the righteous,
And seeketh to slay him.
Nor acondemn him when he is judged.
34 bWait on the Lord, and keep his way,
And he shall exalt thee cto inherit the land:
dWhen the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
For the end of that man is kpeace.
lThe end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But mthe salvation of the righteous is of the Lord:
He is their strength nin the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and odeliver them:
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them, because they ptrust in him.
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