Do Not Fret Because of Evil


Psalm 37:1-40 NKJV
Do not fret because of evildoers, 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 the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. [4] Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. [5] Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. [6] He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. [7] Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. [8] Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret-it only causes harm. [9] For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. [10] For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. [11] But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. [12] The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. [13] The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming. [14] The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. [15] Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken. [16] A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked. [17] For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the LORD upholds the righteous. [18] The LORD 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 satisfied. [20] But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. [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, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off. [23] The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. [24] Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. [25] I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. [26] He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. [27] Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. [28] For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. [29] The righteous shall inherit the land, 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 slay him. [33] The LORD will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged. [34] Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. [35] I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. [36] Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. [37] Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. [38] But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off. [39] But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. [40] And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.


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