Psalm 37 Passion Translation

Psalm 37 - Passion Translation

A Song of Wisdom

Poetic praise by King David

1Don’t follow after the wicked ones or be jealous of their wealth.

Don’t think for a moment they’re better off than you.

2They and their short-lived success

will soon shrivel up and quickly fade away,

like grass clippings in the hot sun.

3Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes.

Fix your heart on the promises of God, and you will dwell in the land,

feasting on his faithfulness.

4Find your delight and true pleasure in Yahweh,

and he will give you what you desire the most.

5Give God the right to direct your life,

and as you trust him along the way,

you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!

6He will appear as your righteousness,

as sure as the dawning of a new day.

He will manifest as your justice,

as sure and strong as the noonday sun.

7Quiet your heart in his presence

and wait patiently for Yahweh.

And don’t think for a moment that the wicked, in their prosperity,

are better off than you.

8 Stay away from anger and revenge.

Keep envy far from you, for it only leads you into lies.

9For one day the wicked will be destroyed,

but those who trust in the Lord

will inherit the land.

10Just a little while longer and the ungodly will vanish;

you will look for them in vain.

11But the humble of heart will inherit every promise

and enjoy abundant peace.

12Let the wicked keep plotting against the godly

with all their sneers and arrogant jeers.

13God laughs at the wicked and their plans,

for he knows their day is coming!

14Evil ones take aim at the poor and helpless;

they are ready to slaughter those who do right.

15But the Lord will turn all their weapons of wickedness back on themselves,