36:18. The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever.
36:19. They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled:
36:20. Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.
36:21. The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.
36:22. For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.
36:23. With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.
36:24. When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him.
36:25. I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.
36:26. He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.
36:27. Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.
36:28. For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.
36:29. But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore.
36:30. The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment.
36:31. The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted.
36:32. The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,
36:33. But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged.
36:34. Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see.
36:35. I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted ukp like the cedars of Libanus.
36:36. And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found.
36:37. Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.
36:38. But the unjust shall be destroyed to gether: the remnants of the wicked shall perish.
36:39. But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble.
36:40. And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.
Psalms Chapter 37
Domine, ne in furore.
A prayer of a penitent for the remission of his sins. The third penitential psalm.
37:1. A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.
For a remembrance... Viz., of our miseries and sins: and to be sung on the sabbath day.
37:2. Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.
37:3. For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me.
37:4. There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.
37:5. For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.
37:6. My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
37:7. I am bcome miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowfull all the day long.
37:8. For my loins are filled with illusions; and there isno health in my flesh.
37:9. I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart.
37:10. Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.
37:11. My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.
37:12. My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off:
37:13. And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
37:14. But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
37:15. And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
37:16. For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.
37:17. For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
37:18. For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.
37:19. For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think formy sin.
37:20. But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are ultiplied.
37:21. They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
37:22. For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.
37:23. Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.