A Psalm of David
1 Do not fret yourself over evil doers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass; and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in Jehovah, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Roll your ways upon Jehovah; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.
6 And He will bring forth your righteousness like the light, and your justice like the
7 Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret over him who prospers in his
way, because of him who works out wicked devices.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret; it only leads to evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait upon Jehovah, they shall inherit the
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall be no more; indeed, you shall diligently
consider his place, and it shall be no more.
11 But the lowly shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of
12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 Jehovah laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor
and needy, to slaughter those who walk uprightly.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that the righteous has is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholds the righteous.
18 Jehovah knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as prized lambs;
they are consumed; like smoke they vanish.
21 The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, and those cursed by Him shall be cut
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by Jehovah, and he delights in His way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be cast down, for Jehovah upholds his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor
his seed begging bread.
26 All day long he is gracious and lends, and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil and do good, and live forevermore.
28 For Jehovah loves justice and does not forsake His Godly ones; they are preserved
forever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the earth, and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
31 The Law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.
33 Jehovah will not abandon him in his hand, nor allow him to be found guilty when he
34 Wait upon Jehovah and keep His way, and He will lift you up to inherit the earth;
when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked, ruthless, and spreading himself like a luxuriant native tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was no more; indeed, I sought for him, but he could
not be found.
37 Observe the perfect and consider the upright one; for the latter time of that man is
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the end of the wicked shall be cut
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from Jehovah; He is their strength in the time of
40 And Jehovah will help them and deliver them; He will deliver them from the wicked
and save them, because they have trusted in Him.