1Aleph Do not fret because of evil-doers, Do not be envious of the workers of unrighteousness.
2For they soon wither like grass, And fade like green plants.
3Bĕt Trust in יהוה, and do good; Dwell in the earth, and feed on steadfastness.
4And delight yourself in יהוה, And let Him give you the desires of your heart.
5Gimel Commit your way to יהוה, And trust in Him, and He does it.
6And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your right-ruling as midday.
7Dalet Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices.
8Hĕ Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil.
9For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the earth.#See also Psa. 37:11; Psa. 37:22; Psa. 37:29; Psa. 37:34 and Mat. 5:5
10Waw Yet a little while and the wrong is no more; And you shall look on his place, But it is not.
11But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And delight themselves in plenty of peace.
12Zayin The wrong plots against the righteous, And gnashes his teeth at him.
13יהוה laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
14Ḥet The wrong have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cause the poor and needy to fall, To slay those who walk straightly.
15Their sword does enter into their own heart, And their bows are broken.
16Tet Better is the little of the righteous one, Than the riches of many wrongdoers.
17For the arms of the wrongdoers are broken, But יהוה sustains the righteous.
18Yod יהוה knows the days of the perfect, And their inheritance is forever.
19They are not ashamed in a time of evil, And in the days of scarcity of food they are satisfied.
20Kaph But the wrongdoers shall perish; And the enemies of יהוה, Like the splendour of the meadows they vanish, Like smoke they vanish away.
21Lamed The wrongdoer is borrowing and does not repay, But the righteous one shows favour and gives.
22For His blessed ones inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him are cut off.
23Mem The steps of a man are ordered by יהוה, And He delights in his way.
24Though he falls, he is not cast down, For יהוה is supporting his hand.
25Nun I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.
26All day long he is showing favour and lending; And his seed is for a blessing.
27Sameḵ Turn away from evil, and do good; And dwell forever.
28For יהוה loves right-ruling, And does not forsake His lovingly-committed ones; They shall be guarded forever, But the seed of the wrongdoers is cut off.
29The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell in it forever.
30Pĕ The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of right-ruling.
31The Torah of his Elohim is in his heart;#See Deu. 6:6; Psa. 40:8; Psa. 119:11; Isa. 51:7 His steps do not slide.
32Tsadi The wrong one is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to slay him.
33יהוה does not leave him in his hand, Or let him be declared wrong when he is judged.
34Qoph Wait on יהוה and guard His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the earth – When the wrongdoers are cut off, you shall see it.
35Rĕsh I have seen the wrongdoer in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36Yet he passed away, and see, he was not; And I sought him, but he was not found.
37Shin Watch the perfect, and observe the straight; For the latter end of each is peace.
38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The latter end of the wrong shall be cut off.
39Taw But the deliverance of the righteous is from יהוה, Their strength in time of distress.
40And יהוה does help them and deliver them; He delivers them from the wrongdoers and saves them, Because they took refuge in Him.