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Psalm 37

Security of Those Who Trust in the Lord, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

A Psalm of David.

1[a]Do not worry because of evildoers,
Nor be envious toward wrongdoers;

For they will wither quickly like the grass,
And fade like the green herb.

Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness.

Delight yourself in the Lord,
And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him also and He will do it.

He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with God] like the light,
And your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun].


Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him;
Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Cease from anger and abandon wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evil.

For those who do evil will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
10 
For yet a little while and the wicked one will be gone [forever];
Though you look carefully where he used to be, he will not be [found].
11 
But the humble will [at last] inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity and peace.

12 
The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 
The Lord laughs at him [the wicked one—the one who oppresses the righteous],
For He sees that his day [of defeat] is coming.
14 
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
To slaughter those who are upright in conduct [those with personal integrity and godly character].
15 
The sword [of the ungodly] will enter their own heart,
And their bow will be broken.

16 
Better is the little of the righteous [who seek the will of God]
Than the abundance (riches) of many wicked (godless).
17 
For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the Lord upholds and sustains the righteous [who seek Him].
18 
The Lord knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will continue forever.
19 
They will not be [b]ashamed in the time of evil,
And in the days of famine they will have plenty and be satisfied.
20 
But the wicked (ungodly) will perish,
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the [c]glory of the pastures and like the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke],
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.
21 
The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and kind and gives.
22 
For those blessed by God will [at last] inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be cut off.

23 
The steps of a [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].
24 
When he falls, he will not be hurled down,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand and sustains him.
25 
I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous (those in right standing with God) abandoned
Or his descendants pleading for bread.
26 
All day long he is gracious and lends,
And his descendants are a blessing.

27 
Depart from evil and do good;
And you will dwell [securely in the land] forever.
28 
For the Lord delights in justice
And does not abandon His saints (faithful ones);
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will [in time] be cut off.
29 
The righteous will inherit the land
And live in it forever.
30 
The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice and truth.
31 
The law of his God is in his heart;
Not one of his steps will slip.
32 
The wicked lies in wait for the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
33 
The Lord will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
34 
Wait for and expect the Lord and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
[In the end] when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

35 
I have seen a wicked, violent man [with great power]
Spreading and flaunting himself like a cedar in its native soil,
36 
Yet he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 
Mark the blameless man [who is spiritually complete], and behold the upright [who walks in moral integrity];
There is a [good] future for the man of peace [because a life of honor blesses one’s descendants].
38 
As for transgressors, they will be completely destroyed;
The future of the wicked will be cut off.
39 
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their refuge and stronghold in the time of trouble.
40 
The Lord helps them and rescues them;
He rescues them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 37:1 One of the longer psalms, Ps 37 also has the distinction of having every other verse (sometimes succeeding verses) begin with a letter of the Hebrew in alphabetical order. This technique served as a memory aid.
  2. Psalm 37:19 I.e. have their expectations in Your goodness be disappointed.
  3. Psalm 37:20 I.e. flowers.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 37

義人和惡人的結局

大衛的詩。

1不要因為惡人而煩惱,
也不要羡慕作惡之人,
因為他們如瞬息枯萎的草芥,
又如轉眼消逝的綠草。

要信靠耶和華,要行善,
要在這片土地上安然度日。
要以耶和華為樂,
祂必成全你的願望。
要把一切交托給耶和華,
信靠祂,祂必幫助你,
使你的公義如晨光照耀,
你的仁義如日中天。
要在耶和華面前安靜,
耐心等候祂,
不要因惡人道路通達、陰謀得逞而憤憤不平。
你要抑制怒氣,除掉憤怒;
不要心懷不平,
那會導致你作惡。
因為作惡的終必滅亡,
但等候耶和華的必承受土地。
10 再過片刻,惡人必不復存在,
無處可尋。
11 但謙卑人必承受土地,
得享太平。

12 惡人謀害義人,
對他們咬牙切齒。
13 但耶和華嗤笑邪惡人,
因為祂知道他們末日將臨。
14 惡人拔劍張弓要消滅窮苦人,
殺戮正直人,
15 但他們的劍必刺穿自己的心,
他們的弓必被折斷。

16 義人淡泊一生強過惡人財富如山。
17 因為惡人的勢力終必瓦解,
耶和華必扶持義人。
18 耶和華天天看顧純全無過的人,
他們的產業永遠長存。
19 他們在災難中不致絕望,
在饑荒時仍得飽足。
20 但惡人必滅亡,
上帝的仇敵必像野地枯萎的花草,
消逝如煙。

21 惡人借債不還,
義人慷慨給予。
22 蒙耶和華賜福的人必承受土地,
被耶和華咒詛的人必遭剷除。
23 耶和華引領義人的腳步,
喜悅他們所走的路。
24 他們即使失腳,也不會跌倒,
因為耶和華的手扶持他們。

25 從幼年到老年,
我從未見過義人遭棄,
也未見其後人討飯。
26 他們樂善好施,
後代都蒙祝福。

27 你要離惡行善,
就必永遠安居。
28 因為耶和華喜愛正義,
不丟棄信靠祂的人,
永遠保護他們。
惡人的後代必被剷除。
29 義人必承受土地,
在地上永遠安居。

30 義人口出智慧,訴說正義,
31 銘記上帝的律法,
從不失腳。

32 惡人窺探義人,
伺機謀害。
33 但耶和華不會讓惡人得逞,
也不會讓義人在審判時被定罪。

34 要等候耶和華,
堅守祂的道,
祂必賜你土地,使你有尊榮。
你必親眼看見惡人被剷除。
35 我見過邪惡殘暴之人,
乍看如蔥蘢的黎巴嫩香柏樹,
36 再一看,
他已經消失得無影無蹤,
無處可尋。
37 你看那純全正直、愛好和平的人,
他們前途美好。
38 罪人必遭毀滅,
惡人必被剷除。
39 耶和華拯救義人,
患難時作他們的庇護所。
40 耶和華幫助他們,
拯救他們脫離惡人,
因為他們投靠祂。