Do not fret because of evil men,
envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
will give you the desires of your heart.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land
enjoy great peace.
The wicked plot against the righteous
gnash their teeth at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword
bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
slay those whose ways are upright.
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
their bows will be broken.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
delivers them from the wicked and saves them;
they take refuge in him.