A Psalm of David.
|37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the
workers of iniquity.||
(37:1-2) "Evildoers ... shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither as the green herb."|
Does hell exist?
|37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green
|37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and
verily thou shalt be fed.||
(37:3) "Trust in the LORD, and do good ... and
verily thou shalt be fed."|
Those who trust in God and do good, will never be hungry. (Those who starve to death
didn't trust him or did bad things.)
(37:4) "Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of
If you delight yourself in God, he'll give you whatever you want.
|37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment
as the noonday.
|37:7 Rest in the LORD, and
wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of
him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked
devices to pass.||
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do
(37:8) "Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they
shall inherit the earth.||
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
But the meek shall
inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of
(37:11) "The meek shall inherit the earth."|
Will they really? In nature they inherit nothing, but die painful
deaths from predation, starvation, and disease.
(37:12) "The wicked plotteth against the just."
Has there ever been a just person?
(37:13) "The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth
that his day is coming."
God laughs at those that he will later torment.
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
|37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth
that his day is coming.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down
the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they
shall be satisfied.||
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the
fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.||
(37:20) "The wicked shall perish."|
Does hell exist?
The wicked borroweth,
and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.||
(37:21) "The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again."|
Is it wrong to steal?
For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be
cursed of him shall be cut off.||
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth
him with his hand.||
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
(37:25) "Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
Is wealth a sign of righteousness or of wickedness?
Has there ever been a righteous person?
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.||
"Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore."
Do good. Avoid evil. Go to heaven.
(37:29) "The righteous shall inherit the land,
and dwell therein for ever."
Will the earth last forever?
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are
preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
The righteous shall inherit the land,
and dwell therein for ever.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of
The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the
land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.||
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green
Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could
not be found.||
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is
But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked
shall be cut off.||
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in
the time of trouble.||
And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from
the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.