Psalms 37:32-40 NIV

Psalms 37:32-40

The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,

intent on putting them to death;

but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked

or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

Hope in the Lord

and keep his way.

He will exalt you to inherit the land;

when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

I have seen a wicked and ruthless man

flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,

but he soon passed away and was no more;

though I looked for him, he could not be found.

Consider the blameless, observe the upright;

a future awaits those who seek peace.37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity

But all sinners will be destroyed;

there will be no future37:38 Or posterity for the wicked.

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;

he is their stronghold 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.

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