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Psalmi 37 Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

37 psalmus David in rememorationem de sabbato

Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me neque in ira tua corripias me

quoniam sagittae tuae infixae sunt mihi et confirmasti super me manum tuam

non est sanitas carni meae a facie irae tuae non est pax ossibus meis a facie peccatorum meorum

quoniam iniquitates meae supergressae sunt caput meum sicut onus grave gravatae sunt super me

putruerunt et corruptae sunt cicatrices meae a facie insipientiae meae

miser factus sum et curvatus sum usque ad finem tota die contristatus ingrediebar

quoniam lumbi mei impleti sunt inlusionibus et non est sanitas in carne mea

adflictus sum et humiliatus sum nimis rugiebam a gemitu cordis mei

10 Domine ante te omne desiderium meum et gemitus meus a te non est absconditus

11 cor meum conturbatum est dereliquit me virtus mea et lumen oculorum meorum et ipsum non est mecum

12 amici mei et proximi mei adversus me adpropinquaverunt et steterunt et qui iuxta me erant de longe steterunt

13 et vim faciebant qui quaerebant animam meam et qui inquirebant mala mihi locuti sunt vanitates et dolos tota die meditabantur

14 ego autem tamquam surdus non audiebam et sicut mutus non aperiens os suum

15 et factus sum sicut homo non audiens et non habens in ore suo redargutiones

16 quoniam in te Domine speravi tu exaudies Domine Deus meus

17 quia dixi nequando supergaudeant mihi inimici mei et dum commoventur pedes mei super me magna locuti sunt

18 quoniam ego in flagella paratus et dolor meus in conspectu meo semper

19 quoniam iniquitatem meam adnuntiabo %et; cogitabo pro peccato meo

20 inimici autem mei vivent et firmati sunt super me et multiplicati sunt qui oderunt me inique

21 qui retribuunt mala pro bonis detrahebant mihi quoniam sequebar bonitatem

22 non derelinquas me Domine Deus meus ne discesseris a me

23 intende in adiutorium meum Domine salutis meae

Psalm 37 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 37[a]

Of David.

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

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

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

Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 Turn from evil and do good;
    then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
    and dwell in it forever.

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

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
    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 when brought to trial.

34 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.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing 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.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
    there will be no future[e] for the wicked.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
    he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.


  1. Psalm 37:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. 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
  3. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever
  4. Psalm 37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity
  5. Psalm 37:38 Or posterity
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