1 Fret not thyself
because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers
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; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and
thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, 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 in any
wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the
LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea,
thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 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 shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their
bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be
of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows
shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches
of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD
upholdeth the righteous.
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance
shall be for ever.
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
shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke
shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous
sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and
they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth
in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the
LORD upholdeth 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 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the LORD loveth judgment, 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
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue
talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh 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 thee
to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself
like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, 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 the end
of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end
of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of 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.