New International Reader's Version

Psalm 37

Psalm 37

A psalm of David.

Don’t be upset because of sinful people.
    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.
Like grass, they will soon dry up.
    Like green plants, they will soon die.

Trust in the Lord and do good.
    Then you will live in the land and enjoy its food.
Find your delight in the Lord.
    Then he will give you everything your heart really wants.

Commit your life to the Lord.
    Here is what he will do if you trust in him.
He will make the reward for your godly life shine like the dawn.
    He will make the proof of your honest life shine like the sun at noon.

Be still and wait patiently for the Lord to act.
    Don’t be upset when other people succeed.
    Don’t be upset when they carry out their evil plans.

Turn away from anger and don’t give in to wrath.
    Don’t be upset, because that only leads to evil.
Sinful people will be destroyed.
    But those who put their hope in the Lord will receive the land.

10 In a little while, there won’t be any more sinners.
    Even if you look for them, you won’t be able to find them.
11 But those who are free of pride will be given the land.
    They will enjoy peace and success.

12 Sinful people make plans to harm those who do what is right.
    They grind their teeth at them.
13 But the Lord laughs at those who do evil.
    He knows the day is coming when he will judge them.

14 Sinners pull out their swords.
    They bend their bows.
They want to kill poor and needy people.
    They plan to murder those who lead honest lives.
15 But they will be killed by their own swords.
    Their own bows will be broken.

16 Those who do what is right may have very little.
    But it’s better than the wealth of many sinners.
17 The power of those who are evil will be broken.
    But the Lord takes good care of those who do what is right.

18 Those who are without blame spend their days in the Lord’s care.
    What he has given them will last forever.
19 When trouble comes to them, they will have what they need.
    When there is little food in the land, they will still have plenty.

20 But sinful people will die.
    The Lord’s enemies may be like flowers in the field.
    But they will be swallowed up.
    They will disappear like smoke.

21 Sinful people borrow and don’t pay back.
    But those who are godly give freely to others.
22 The Lord will give the land to those he blesses.
    But he will destroy those he curses.

23 The Lord makes secure the footsteps
of the person who delights in him,
24 Even if that person trips, he won’t fall.
    The Lord’s hand takes good care of him.

25 I once was young, and now I’m old.
    But I’ve never seen godly people deserted.
    I’ve never seen their children begging for bread.
26 The godly are always giving and lending freely.
    Their children will be a blessing.

27 Turn away from evil and do good.
    Then you will live in the land forever.
28 The Lord loves those who are honest.
    He will not desert those who are faithful to him.

Those who do wrong will be completely destroyed.
    The children of sinners will die.
29 Those who do what is right will be given the land.
    They will live in it forever.

30 The mouths of those who do what is right speak words of wisdom.
    They say what is honest.
31 God’s law is in their hearts.
    Their feet do not slip.

32 Those who are evil hide and wait for godly people.
    They want to kill them.
33 But the Lord will not leave the godly in their power.
    He will not let them be found guilty when they are brought into court.

34 Put your hope in the Lord.
    Live as he wants you to.
He will honor you by giving you the land.
    When sinners are destroyed, you will see it.

35 I saw a mean and sinful person.
    He was doing well, like a green tree in its own land.
36 But he soon passed away and was gone.
    Even though I looked for him, I couldn’t find him.

37 Consider honest people who are without blame.
    People who seek peace will have a tomorrow.
38 But all sinners will be destroyed.
    Those who are evil won’t have a tomorrow.

39 The Lord saves those who do what is right.
    He is their place of safety when trouble comes.
40 The Lord helps them and saves them.
    He saves them from sinful people
    because they go to him for safety.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 37

义人和恶人的结局

大卫的诗。

1不要因为恶人而烦恼,
也不要羡慕作恶之人,
因为他们如瞬息枯萎的草芥,
又如转眼消逝的绿草。

要信靠耶和华,要行善,
要在这片土地上安然度日。
要以耶和华为乐,
祂必成全你的愿望。
要把一切交托给耶和华,
信靠祂,祂必帮助你,
使你的公义如晨光照耀,
你的仁义如日中天。
要在耶和华面前安静,
耐心等候祂,
不要因恶人道路通达、阴谋得逞而愤愤不平。
你要抑制怒气,除掉愤怒;
不要心怀不平,
那会导致你作恶。
因为作恶的终必灭亡,
但等候耶和华的必承受土地。
10 再过片刻,恶人必不复存在,
无处可寻。
11 但谦卑人必承受土地,
得享太平。

12 恶人谋害义人,
对他们咬牙切齿。
13 但耶和华嗤笑邪恶人,
因为祂知道他们末日将临。
14 恶人拔剑张弓要消灭穷苦人,
杀戮正直人,
15 但他们的剑必刺穿自己的心,
他们的弓必被折断。

16 义人淡泊一生强过恶人财富如山。
17 因为恶人的势力终必瓦解,
耶和华必扶持义人。
18 耶和华天天看顾纯全无过的人,
他们的产业永远长存。
19 他们在灾难中不致绝望,
在饥荒时仍得饱足。
20 但恶人必灭亡,
上帝的仇敌必像野地枯萎的花草,
消逝如烟。

21 恶人借债不还,
义人慷慨给予。
22 蒙耶和华赐福的人必承受土地,
被耶和华咒诅的人必遭铲除。
23 耶和华引领义人的脚步,
喜悦他们所走的路。
24 他们即使失脚,也不会跌倒,
因为耶和华的手扶持他们。

25 从幼年到老年,
我从未见过义人遭弃,
也未见其后人讨饭。
26 他们乐善好施,
后代都蒙祝福。

27 你要离恶行善,
就必永远安居。
28 因为耶和华喜爱正义,
不丢弃信靠祂的人,
永远保护他们。
恶人的后代必被铲除。
29 义人必承受土地,
在地上永远安居。

30 义人口出智慧,诉说正义,
31 铭记上帝的律法,
从不失脚。

32 恶人窥探义人,
伺机谋害。
33 但耶和华不会让恶人得逞,
也不会让义人在审判时被定罪。

34 要等候耶和华,
坚守祂的道,
祂必赐你土地,使你有尊荣。
你必亲眼看见恶人被铲除。
35 我见过邪恶残暴之人,
乍看如葱茏的黎巴嫩香柏树,
36 再一看,
他已经消失得无影无踪,
无处可寻。
37 你看那纯全正直、爱好和平的人,
他们前途美好。
38 罪人必遭毁灭,
恶人必被铲除。
39 耶和华拯救义人,
患难时作他们的庇护所。
40 耶和华帮助他们,
拯救他们脱离恶人,
因为他们投靠祂。