Psalm 36 (Kathisma 5)
Read on Monday (Monday and Wednesday during Lent)
(Psalm 37 – Hebrew Numbering)
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, nor envy them that work iniquity.
For like grass quickly shall they be withered, and like green herbs quickly shall they fall away.
Hope in the Lord, and do good, and dwell on the earth, and like a shepherd shalt thou be fed with its riches.
Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the askings of thy heart.
Disclose unto the Lord thy way, and trust in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light and thy judgement as the noonday.
Submit thyself unto the Lord and supplicate Him; fret not thyself because of him that prospereth in his way, nor because of a man that doeth iniquity.
Cease from wrath and forsake anger; fret not thyself so as to do evil.
For evil-doers shall utterly perish, but they that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
And yet a little while, and the sinner shall not be, and thou shalt seek for his place, and shalt not find it.
But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in an abundance of peace.
The sinner will diligently keep watch over the righteous man and will gnash with his teeth upon him.
But the Lord shall laugh at him, because He foreseeth that his day will come.
The sinners have drawn a sword; they have bent their bow, to cast down poor man and pauper, to slay the upright in heart.
Let their sword enter into their own hearts and let their bows be broken.
Better is the little which the just man hath than the great riches of sinners.
For the arms of the sinners shall be broken, but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
The Lord knoweth the ways of the blameless and their inheritance shall be for ever.
They shall not be put to shame in an evil time, and in days of famine they shall be filled.
But the sinners shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord, in the moment when they are glorified and exalted, vanish away, and like smoke have vanished away.
The sinner borroweth and will not repay, but the just man showeth mercy and giveth.
For they that bless him shall inherit the earth, but they that curse him shall utterly perish.
By the Lord are the steps of a man rightly directed, and His way shall he greatly desire.
When he falleth he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth his hand.
I have been young, and now indeed I am old, and I have not seen the righteous man forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
All the day long the righteous showeth mercy, and lendeth, and his seed shall be unto blessing.
Decline from evil and do good, and dwell unto ages of ages.
For the Lord loveth judgement, and He will not forsake His holy ones; they shall be kept for ever.
But the wicked shall be banished, and the seed of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.
The righteous shall inherit the earth and shall dwell therein unto ages of ages.
The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom and his tongue shall speak of judgement.
The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be tripped.
The sinner watcheth the righteous one, and seeketh to slay him.
But the Lord will not abandon him to his hands, nor in any way condemn him when He judgeth him.
Wait on the Lord and keep His way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the earth; when sinners are utterly destroyed, thou shalt see it.
I have seen the ungodly man highly exalted and lifting himself up like the cedars of Lebanon.
But I passed by, and lo, he was not; and I sought him, and place was not to be found.
Keep innocence, and behold uprightness, for there is a remnant for the peaceable man.
But the transgressors shall be utterly destroyed together, and the remnants of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, and He is their defender in a time of affliction.
And the Lord shall help them and shall deliver them, and He will rescue them from sinners and will save them because they hoped in Him.