A Psalm of David.
1 aDo not fret because of evildoers,
Be not benvious toward wrongdoers.
2 For they will awither quickly like the grass
And bfade like the green herb.
3 aTrust in the Lord and do good;
4 aDelight yourself in the Lord;
And He will bgive you the desires of your heart.
5 aCommit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
6 He will bring forth ayour righteousness as the light
And your judgment bas the noonday.
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
8 Cease from anger and aforsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
9 For aevildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will binherit the land.
10 Yet aa little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for bhis place and he will not be there.
11 But athe humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in babundant prosperity.
12 The wicked aplots against the righteous
And bgnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord alaughs at him,
For He sees bhis day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword and abent their bow
To cast down the bafflicted and the needy,
To cslay those who are upright in conduct.
And their abows will be broken.
16 aBetter is the little of the righteous
Than the abundance of many wicked.
17 For the aarms of the wicked will be broken,
But the Lord bsustains the righteous.
And their binheritance will be forever.
And ain the days of famine they will have abundance.
20 But the awicked will perish;
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the 1glory of the pastures,
They vanish—blike smoke they vanish away.
But the righteous ais gracious and gives.
But those ccursed by Him will be cut off.
23 aThe steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He bdelights in his way.
24 When ahe falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Yet aI have not seen the righteous forsaken
26 All day long ahe is gracious and lends,
27 aDepart from evil and do good,
And bdoes not forsake His godly ones;
They are cpreserved forever,
29 The righteous will ainherit the land
And bdwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous autters wisdom,
And his tongue bspeaks justice.
31 The alaw of his God is in his heart;
His bsteps do not slip.
32 The awicked spies upon the righteous
And bseeks to kill him.
33 The Lord will anot leave him in his hand
Or blet him be condemned when he is judged.
34 aWait for the Lord and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the bwicked are cut off, you will see it.
35 I have aseen a wicked, violent man
I sought for him, but he could not be found.
38 But transgressors will be altogether adestroyed;
39 But the asalvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength bin time of trouble.
40 aThe Lord helps them and delivers them;
He bdelivers them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they ctake refuge in Him.
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