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Psalms 37 - NIV

[a]Of David.

1

Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

7

Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10

A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.

11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.

12

The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;

13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14

The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.

15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16

Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;

17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.

18

The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.

19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20

But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

21

The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;

22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.

23

The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;

24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

25

I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.

26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]

27

Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.

28 For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c] ;
the offspring of the wicked will perish.

29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.

31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.

32

The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;

33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34

Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

35

I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,

36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37

Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]

38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future[e] for the wicked.

39

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.


Footnotes

a. Psalms 37:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b. Psalms 37:26 Or freely;the names of their children will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or freely;others will see that their children are blessed
c. Psalms 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever
d. Psalms 37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity
e. Psalms 37:38 Or posterity


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Scripture: Psalms 37:23
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2016
Summary: David shares some godly wisdom with us in Psalms 37, it would help us well if we would take heed of these 6 lessons.
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
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Scripture: Psalms 37:23-24
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Shared by: John Gaston on May, 2016
Summary: David provides expert testimony concerning the faithfulness of God. Through everything David faced, whether good or bad, God had never forsaken him.
Scripture: Psalms 37:25
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Shared by: Dorothy Jones on Jan, 2016
Summary: God's guidance through our Christian journey. The importance of relaying on the Lord for direction.
Scripture: Psalms 37:24
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Shared by: Dorothy Jones on Jan, 2016
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Scripture: Psalms 37:8-19
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Shared by: David Rigg on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Psalms 37:1-9
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2015
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Scripture: Psalms 37:4
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Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
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Scripture: Psalms 37:5-6
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2015
Summary: To prove in the bible that the LORD cares for us during youth and up to our old age, we are forever blessed.
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Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
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Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: God knows our heart and wants us to know His desire for us.
Series: The Real You
Scripture: Psalms 37:4
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2015
Summary: There are times when our lives move so fast, that we need to slow down and let our souls catch up with our bodies. In the midst of our busyness we need to slow down and go to that solitary place for prayer. And then let your Amen prepare you for Action.
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Scripture: Psalms 37:3
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Views: 317
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Shared by: Rick Stacy on Dec, 2014
Summary: Most people will agree in principle that the one who gives is more blessed than the one who receives. But they still struggle with giving – often because they can’t give. They have too many bills and are struggling to get by.
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Scripture: Psalms 37:21
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
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Scripture: Psalms 37:23-27
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Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Nov, 2014
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Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Oct, 2014
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Shared by: Michael Cotie on Oct, 2014
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Scripture: Psalms 37:5
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