Psalm of David
1 Do not be bothered by evildoers. Do not envy those who do wicked things.
2 They will quickly dry up like grass and whither away like green plants.
3 Trust Jehovah and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
4 Be happy with Jehovah and he will provide you with the desires of your heart.
5 Dedicate your life to Jehovah. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf.
6 He will cause your righteousness to shine like a light, your just cause like the noonday sun.
7 Surrender to Jehovah and wait patiently for him. Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer who succeeds in his way when he carries out his schemes.
8 Let go of anger, and leave rage behind. Do not be agitated with anger and jealousy. It only leads to evil.
9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who wait for Jehovah will inherit the land.
10 A short time from now the wicked man will be no more. You will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
11 The meek gentlemildhumble will inherit the earth and will delight in the abundance 0f peace.
12 The wicked plots against the righteous and grinds at him with his teeth.
13 Jehovah laughs at him, for he sees that his day will come.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow to throw down the afflicted and the needy, to slay those who are upright in conduct.
15 Their sword will enter their own heart. Their bows will be broken.
16 Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.
17 The arms of the wicked will be broken, but Jehovah sustains the righteous.
18 Jehovah knows the days of the blameless. Their inheritance will be forever.
19 They will not be ashamed in the time of evil. In the days of famine they will have abundance.
20 But the wicked will perish! The enemies of Jehovah will be like the glory of the pastures. They vanish, like smoke they vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back. But the righteous is gracious and gives.
22 Those blessed by him will inherit the land. But those cursed by him will be destroyed.
23 Jehovah directs a person's steps and Jehovah delights in his way.
24 When he falls, he will not be thrown down headfirst because Jehovah holds on to his hand.
25 I have been young, and now I am old, but I have never seen a righteous person abandoned or his descendants begging for food.
26 He is always generous and lends freely. His descendants are a blessing.
27 Turn away from evil, do good, and live forever.
28 Jehovah loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They will be kept safe forever, but the descendants of the wicked will be destroyed.
29 The righteous will inherit seizetake possession of the earth, and dwell on it forever in perpetuity.
30 The mouth of the righteous reflects on wisdom. His tongue speaks what is fair.
31 The law of his God is in his heart. His steps do not waver slip.
32 The wicked spies upon the righteous and seeks to kill him.
33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand or let him be condemned when he is judged.
34 Wait for Jehovah and keep his way and he will exalt you to inherit the earth. You will see it when the wicked are destroyed.
35 I have seen a wicked, violent man spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
36 Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more. I searched for him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright. His future will be filled with peace.
38 But transgressors will be altogether destroyed. The posterity of the wicked will be destroyed.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from Jehovah. He is their strength in time of trouble.
40 Jehovah helps them and delivers them. He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take put their trust in Him.