Thematic Bible

Psalm 37:1 (show verse)

Do not worry because of evildoers,
Nor be envious toward wrongdoers;

Psalm 37:2 (show verse)

For they will wither quickly like the grass,
And fade like the green herb.

Psalm 37:3 (show verse)

Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness.

Psalm 37:4 (show verse)

Delight yourself in the Lord,
And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.

Psalm 37:5 (show verse)

Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him also and He will do it.

Psalm 37:6 (show verse)

He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with God] like the light,
And your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun].

Psalm 37:7 (show verse)

Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him;
Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 37:8 (show verse)

Cease from anger and abandon wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evil.

Psalm 37:9 (show verse)

For those who do evil will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:10 (show verse)

For yet a little while and the wicked one will be gone [forever];
Though you look carefully where he used to be, he will not be [found].

Psalm 37:11 (show verse)

But the humble will [at last] inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity and peace.

Psalm 37:12 (show verse)

The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.

Psalm 37:13 (show verse)

The Lord laughs at him [the wicked one—the one who oppresses the righteous],
For He sees that his day [of defeat] is coming.

Psalm 37:14 (show verse)

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
To slaughter those who are upright in conduct [those with personal integrity and godly character].

Psalm 37:15 (show verse)

The sword [of the ungodly] will enter their own heart,
And their bow will be broken.

Psalm 37:16 (show verse)

Better is the little of the righteous [who seek the will of God]
Than the abundance (riches) of many wicked (godless).

Psalm 37:17 (show verse)

For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the Lord upholds and sustains the righteous [who seek Him].

Psalm 37:18 (show verse)

The Lord knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will continue forever.

Psalm 37:19 (show verse)

They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,
And in the days of famine they will have plenty and be satisfied.

Psalm 37:20 (show verse)

But the wicked (ungodly) will perish,
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures and like the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke],
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

Psalm 37:21 (show verse)

The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and kind and gives.

Psalm 37:22 (show verse)

For those blessed by God will [at last] inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be cut off.

Psalm 37:23 (show verse)

The steps of a [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].

Psalm 37:24 (show verse)

When he falls, he will not be hurled down,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand and sustains him.

Psalm 37:25 (show verse)

I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous (those in right standing with God) abandoned
Or his descendants pleading for bread.

Psalm 37:26 (show verse)

All day long he is gracious and lends,
And his descendants are a blessing.

Psalm 37:27 (show verse)

Depart from evil and do good;
And you will dwell [securely in the land] forever.

Psalm 37:28 (show verse)

For the Lord delights in justice
And does not abandon His saints (faithful ones);
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will [in time] be cut off.

Psalm 37:29 (show verse)

The righteous will inherit the land
And live in it forever.

Psalm 37:30 (show verse)

The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice and truth.

Psalm 37:31 (show verse)

The law of his God is in his heart;
Not one of his steps will slip.

Psalm 37:32 (show verse)

The wicked lies in wait for the righteous
And seeks to kill him.

Psalm 37:33 (show verse)

The Lord will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 37:34 (show verse)

Wait for and expect the Lord and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
[In the end] when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 37:35 (show verse)

I have seen a wicked, violent man [with great power]
Spreading and flaunting himself like a cedar in its native soil,

Psalm 37:36 (show verse)

Yet he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought him, but he could not be found.

Psalm 37:37 (show verse)

Mark the blameless man [who is spiritually complete], and behold the upright [who walks in moral integrity];
There is a [good] future for the man of peace [because a life of honor blesses one’s descendants].

Psalm 37:38 (show verse)

As for transgressors, they will be completely destroyed;
The future of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 37:39 (show verse)

But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their refuge and stronghold in the time of trouble.

Psalm 37:40 (show verse)

The Lord helps them and rescues them;
He rescues them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they take refuge in Him.