Mission of St. Clare logo Psalm 37:1-18 Noli aemulari

Fret not thyself because of the ungodly;
neither be thou envious against the evil doers

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and be withered even as the green herb

Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good;
dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed

Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart’s desire

Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him, and he shall bring it to pass

He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light, and thy just dealing as the noonday

Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him;
but grieve not thyself at him whose way doth prosper, against the man that doeth after evil counsels

Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure;
fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil

Wicked doers shall be rooted out;
and they that patiently abide the Lord, those shall inherit the land

Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone;
thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away

But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace

The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth

The Lord shall laugh him to scorn;
for he hath seen that his day is coming

The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of a right conversation

Their sword shall go through their own heart, and their bow shall be broken

A small thing that the righteous hath is better than great riches of the ungodly

For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken, and the Lord upholdeth the righteous

The Lord knoweth the days of the godly;
and their inheritance shall endure for ever