28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.(A)

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[a];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.(B)
29 The righteous will inherit the land(C)
    and dwell in it forever.(D)

30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,(E)
    and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;(F)
    their feet do not slip.(G)

32 The wicked lie in wait(H) for the righteous,(I)
    intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
    or let them be condemned(J) when brought to trial.(K)

34 Hope in the Lord(L)
    and keep his way.(M)
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
    when the wicked are destroyed,(N) you will see(O) it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing(P) like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
    though I looked for him, he could not be found.(Q)

37 Consider the blameless,(R) observe the upright;(S)
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[b](T)
38 But all sinners(U) will be destroyed;(V)
    there will be no future[c] for the wicked.(W)

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  1. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever
  2. Psalm 37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity
  3. Psalm 37:38 Or posterity

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