No one will be able to stand against you(A) all the days of your life. As I was with(B) Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake(C) you. Be strong(D) and courageous,(E) because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors(F) to give them.

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey(G) all the law(H) my servant Moses(I) gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left,(J) that you may be successful wherever you go.(K) Keep this Book of the Law(L) always on your lips;(M) meditate(N) on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.(O) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;(P) do not be discouraged,(Q) for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”(R)

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Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land(A) and enjoy safe pasture.(B)
Take delight(C) in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.(D)

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him(E) and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward(F) shine like the dawn,(G)
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still(H) before the Lord
    and wait patiently(I) for him;
do not fret(J) when people succeed in their ways,(K)
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.(L)

Refrain from anger(M) and turn from wrath;
    do not fret(N)—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,(O)
    but those who hope(P) in the Lord will inherit the land.(Q)

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;(R)
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land(S)
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.(T)

12 The wicked plot(U) against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth(V) at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.(W)

14 The wicked draw the sword(X)
    and bend the bow(Y)
to bring down the poor and needy,(Z)
    to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,(AA)
    and their bows will be broken.(AB)

16 Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth(AC) of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,(AD)
    but the Lord upholds(AE) the righteous.

18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,(AF)
    and their inheritance will endure forever.(AG)
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
    in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:(AH)
    Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
    they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.(AI)

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
    but the righteous give generously;(AJ)
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
    but those he curses(AK) will be destroyed.(AL)

23 The Lord makes firm the steps(AM)
    of the one who delights(AN) in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,(AO)
    for the Lord upholds(AP) him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken(AQ)
    or their children begging(AR) bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;(AS)
    their children will be a blessing.[a](AT)

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  1. Psalm 37:26 Or freely; / the names of their children will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or freely; / others will see that their children are blessed

What, after all, is Apollos?(A) And what is Paul? Only servants,(B) through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed,(C) Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.

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