The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
The Lord will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
Wait for the Lord and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
I have seen a wicked, violent man
Spreading himself like a luxuriant [a]tree in its native soil.
Then [b]he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought for him, but he could not be found.
Mark the [c]blameless man, and behold the upright;
For the man of peace will have a [d]posterity.
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;
The [e]posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.
- Psalm 37:35 Lit native; Heb obscure
- Psalm 37:36 Ancient versions read I passed by
- Psalm 37:37 Lit complete; or perfect
- Psalm 37:37 Lit an end
- Psalm 37:38 Lit end