Passage: Psalms 37:1-13 (RSV)

Psalms 37

A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering.

1Fret not yourself because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers!
2For they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
4Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
6He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday.
7Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
8Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
9For the wicked shall be cut off; but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.
10Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
11But the meek shall possess the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
12The wicked plots against the righteous, and gnashes his teeth at him;
13but the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

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