A Psalm of David.

[1] FRET not thyself because of evil-doers,

Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

[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〖Or, So shalt thou dwell in the land and feed securely.〗 in the land, and feed〖Or, verily thou shalt be fed.〗 on his faithfulness.

[4] Delight〖Or, So shalt thou have thy delight in &c.〗 thyself also in Jehovah;

And he will give thee the desires〖Heb. petitions.〗 of thy heart.

[5] Commit〖Heb. Roll thy way upon Jehovah.〗 thy way unto Jehovah;

Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

[6] And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light,

And thy justice as the noonday.

[7] Rest〖Or, Be still before (Heb. silent to) Jehovah.〗 in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him:

Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,

Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

[8] Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:

Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

[9] For evil-doers shall be cut off;

But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the〖Or, the earth (and so in ver. 11, 22, 29, 34).〗 land.

[10] For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:

Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he〖Or, it.〗 shall not be.

[11] But the meek shall inherit the land,

And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

[12] The wicked plotteth against the just,

And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

[13] The Lord will laugh at him;

For he seeth 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 slay such as are upright in the way.

[15] Their sword shall enter into their own heart,

And their bows shall be broken.

[16] Better is a little that the righteous hath

Than the abundance of many wicked.

[17] For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;

But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

[18] Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect;

And their inheritance shall be for ever.

[19] They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil;

And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

[20] But the wicked shall perish,

And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the〖Or, the excellency of the pastures.〗 fat of lambs:

They shall consume; in〖Or, like smoke.〗 smoke shall they consume away.

[21] The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again;

But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

[22] For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land;

And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.

[23] A man’s goings are established of Jehovah;

And he delighteth in his way

[24] Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;

For Jehovah upholdeth〖Or, upholdeth his hand.〗 him with his hand.

[25] I have been young, and now am old;

Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,

Nor his seed begging bread.

[26] All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth;

And his seed is blessed.

[27] Depart from evil, and do good;

And dwell for evermore.

[28] For Jehovah loveth justice,

And forsaketh not his saints;

They are preserved for ever:

But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

[29] The righteous shall inherit the land,

And dwell therein for ever.

[30] The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom,

And his tongue speaketh justice.

[31] The law of his God is in his heart;

None of his steps shall slide.

[32] The wicked watcheth the righteous,

And seeketh to slay him.

[33] Jehovah will not leave him in his hand,

Nor condemn him when he is judged.

[34] Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way,

And he will exalt thee to inherit the land:

When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

[35] I have seen the wicked in great power,

And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

[36] But〖Or, Yet he passed away.〗 one passed by, and, lo, he was not:

Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

[37] Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright;

For there is a happy end to the man of peace.

[38] As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together:

The end of the wicked shall be cut off.

[39] But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah:

He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

[40] And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them:

He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them,

Because they have taken refuge in him.

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