Better the poverty of the just than the great wealth of the wicked.
The arms of the wicked will be broken; the Lord will sustain the just.

The Lord watches over the days of the blameless; their heritage lasts forever.
They will not be disgraced when times are hard; in days of famine they will have plenty.

The wicked borrow but do not repay; the just are generous in giving.
For those blessed by the Lord will possess the land, but those accursed will be cut off.

Psalm 37 continued – verses 16-19, 21-22