1 [A Psalm] of David. Don't fret yourself because of evildoers, Neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.
2 For they will soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in Yahweh, and do good; Stay in the land, and pasture on faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in Yahweh; And he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to Yahweh; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.
6 And he will make your righteousness to go forth as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him: Don't fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Don't fret yourself, [it tends] only to evildoing.
9 For evildoers will be cut off; But those who wait for Yahweh, they will inherit the land.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked will not be: Yes, you will diligently consider his place, and he will not be.
11 But the meek will inherit the land, And will delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes on him with his teeth.
13 The Lord will laugh at him; For he sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.
15 Their sword will enter into their own heart, And their bows will be broken.
16 Better is a little that the righteous has Than the abundance of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken; But Yahweh upholds the righteous.
18 Yahweh knows the days of the perfect; And their inheritance will be forever.
19 They will not be put to shame in the time of evil; And in the days of famine they will be satisfied.
20 But the wicked will perish, And the enemies of Yahweh will be as the fat of lambs: They will consume; in smoke they will consume away.
21 The wicked borrows, and does not pay again; But the righteous deals graciously, and gives.
22 For such as are blessed of him will inherit the land; And those who are cursed of him will be cut off.
23 A [noble] man's goings are established of Yahweh; And he delights in his way.
24 Though he falls, he will not be completely cast down; For Yahweh upholds him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.
26 All the day long he deals graciously, and lends; And his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; And stay forevermore.
28 For Yahweh loves justice, And does not forsake his saints; They are preserved forever: But the seed of the wicked will be cut off.
29 The righteous will inherit the land, And stay in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps will slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him.
33 Yahweh will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, And he will exalt you to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
36 But one passed by, and, look, he was not: Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and look at the upright; For there is a [happy] end to the man of peace.
38 As for transgressors, they will be destroyed together; The end of the wicked will be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of Yahweh; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
40 And Yahweh helps them, and rescues them; He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they have taken refuge in him.