Bible: Psalm 37:1-10

Psalm 37 1 

37:1 By David.

Do not fret 2  when wicked men seem to succeed! 3 

Do not envy evildoers!

37:2 For they will quickly dry up like grass,

and wither away like plants. 4 

37:3 Trust in the Lord and do what is right!

Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! 5 

37:4 Then you will take delight in the Lord, 6 

and he will answer your prayers. 7 

37:5 Commit your future to the Lord! 8 

Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. 9 

37:6 He will vindicate you in broad daylight,

and publicly defend your just cause. 10 

37:7 Wait patiently for the Lord! 11 

Wait confidently 12  for him!

Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, 13 

a man who carries out wicked schemes!

37:8 Do not be angry and frustrated! 14 

Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!

37:9 Wicked men 15  will be wiped out, 16 

but those who rely on the Lord are the ones who will possess the land. 17 

37:10 Evil men will soon disappear; 18 

you will stare at the spot where they once were, but they will be gone. 19 

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