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Passage Lookup: Psalms 37

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Psalms 37:1
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Of David.

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious(a) of those who do wrong;(b)
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Psalms 37:2
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for like the grass they will soon wither,(c) like green plants they will soon die away.(d)
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Psalms 37:3
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Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land(e) and enjoy safe pasture.(f)
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Psalms 37:4
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Take delight(g) in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart.(h)
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Psalms 37:5
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Commit your way to the Lord ; trust in him(i) and he will do this:
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Psalms 37:6
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He will make your righteous reward(j) shine like the dawn,(k) your vindication like the noonday sun.
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Psalms 37:7
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Be still(l) before the Lord and wait patiently(m) for him; do not fret(n) when people succeed in their ways,(o) when they carry out their wicked schemes.(p)
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Psalms 37:8
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Refrain from anger(q) and turn from wrath; do not fret(r)—it leads only to evil.
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Psalms 37:9
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For those who are evil will be destroyed,(s) but those who hope(t) in the Lord will inherit the land.(u)
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Psalms 37:10
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A little while, and the wicked will be no more;(v) though you look for them, they will not be found.
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Psalms 37:11
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But the meek will inherit the land(w) and enjoy peace and prosperity.(x)
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Psalms 37:12
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The wicked plot(y) against the righteous and gnash their teeth(z) at them;
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Psalms 37:13
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but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.(aa)
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Psalms 37:14
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The wicked draw the sword(ab) and bend the bow(ac) to bring down the poor and needy,(ad) to slay those whose ways are upright.
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Psalms 37:15
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But their swords will pierce their own hearts,(ae) and their bows will be broken.(af)
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Psalms 37:16
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Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth(ag) of many wicked;
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Psalms 37:17
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for the power of the wicked will be broken,(ah) but the Lord upholds(ai) the righteous.
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Psalms 37:18
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The blameless spend their days under the Lord 's care,(aj) and their inheritance will endure forever.(ak)
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Psalms 37:19
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In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
Psalms 37:20
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But the wicked will perish:(al) Though the Lord 's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.(am)
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Psalms 37:21
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The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;(an)
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Psalms 37:22
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those the Lord blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses(ao) will be destroyed.(ap)
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Psalms 37:23
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The Lord makes firm the steps(aq) of the one who delights(ar) in him;
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Psalms 37:24
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though he may stumble, he will not fall,(as) for the Lord upholds(at) him with his hand.
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Psalms 37:25
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I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken(au) or their children begging(av) bread.
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Psalms 37:26
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They are always generous and lend freely;(aw) their children will be a blessing.[b](ax)
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Psalms 37:27
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Turn from evil and do good;(ay) then you will dwell in the land forever.(az)
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Psalms 37:28
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For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.(ba) Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c]; the offspring of the wicked will perish.(bb)
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Psalms 37:29
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The righteous will inherit the land(bc) and dwell in it forever.(bd)
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Psalms 37:30
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The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,(be) and their tongues speak what is just.
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Psalms 37:31
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The law of their God is in their hearts;(bf) their feet do not slip.(bg)
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Psalms 37:32
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The wicked lie in wait(bh) for the righteous,(bi) intent on putting them to death;
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Psalms 37:33
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but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned(bj) when brought to trial.(bk)
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Psalms 37:34
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Hope in the Lord (bl) and keep his way.(bm) He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed,(bn) you will see(bo) it.
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Psalms 37:35
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I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing(bp) like a luxuriant native tree,
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Psalms 37:36
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but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.(bq)
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Psalms 37:37
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Consider the blameless,(br) observe the upright;(bs) a future awaits those who seek peace.[d](bt)
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Psalms 37:38
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But all sinners(bu) will be destroyed;(bv) there will be no future[e] for the wicked.(bw)
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Psalms 37:39
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The salvation(bx) of the righteous comes from the Lord ; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.(by)
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Psalms 37:40
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The Lord helps(bz) them and delivers(ca) them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves(cb) them, because they take refuge(cc) in him.
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