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Like grass they wither quickly;
    like green plants they wilt away.(A)


Trust in the Lord and do good
    that you may dwell in the land[a] and live secure.(B)
Find your delight in the Lord
    who will give you your heart’s desire.(C)

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  1. 37:3 The land: the promised land, Israel, which became for later interpreters a type or figure of heaven, cf. Hb 11:9–10, 13–16. The New Testament Beatitudes (Mt 5:3–12; Lk 6:20–26) have been influenced by the Psalm, especially their total reversal of the present and their interpretation of the happy future as possession of the land.

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