Psalm 37:1-19 (NIV)
1Of David. Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it leads only to evil.
9For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
12The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
13but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
14The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
15But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
17for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.