37 1 This Psalm containeth exhortation and consolation for the weak, that are grieved at the prosperity of the wicked, and the affliction of the godly. 7 For how prosperously soever the wicked do live for the time, he doth affirm their felicity to be vain and transitory, because they are not in the favor of God, but in the end they are destroyed as his enemies. 11 And how miserably that the righteous seemeth to live in the world, yet his end is peace, and he is in the favor of God, he is delivered from the wicked, and preserved.

A Psalm of David.

Fret not [a]thyself because of the wicked men, neither be envious for the evildoers.

For they shall soon be [b]cut down like grass, and shall wither as the green herb.

[c]Trust thou in the Lord and do good: dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed assuredly:

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:1 He admonisheth us neither to vex ourselves for the prosperous estate of the wicked, neither to desire to be like them to make our state the better.
  2. Psalm 37:2 For God’s judgment cutteth down their state in a moment.
  3. Psalm 37:3 To trust in God, and do according to his will, are sure tokens that his providence will never fail us.