Bible: Psalm 37:35-40

37:35 I have seen ruthless evil men 1 

growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil. 2 

37:36 But then one passes by, and suddenly they have disappeared! 3 

I looked for them, but they could not be found.

37:37 Take note of the one who has integrity! Observe the godly! 4 

For the one who promotes peace has a future. 5 

37:38 Sinful rebels are totally destroyed; 6 

evil men have no future. 7 

37:39 But the Lord delivers the godly; 8 

he protects them in times of trouble. 9 

37:40 The Lord helps them and rescues them;

he rescues them from evil men and delivers them, 10 

for they seek his protection.

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