Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Do not emulate the wicked neither envy the workers of evil.
2Because they dry up quickly like straw and they wither like green grass.
3Hope in God and do good, dwell in the land and seek faithfulness.
4Hope in Lord Jehovah and he will give you the requests of your heart.
5Straighten your road in front of Lord Jehovah; hope in him and he will do it.
6And he will bring forth your righteousness like a light and your judgments like the noon.
7Beg of Lord Jehovah and pray before him, and do not envy a man who does evil and whose way prospers.
8Rest from anger and rest from passion and do not envy the evildoer.
9Because the wicked are destroyed and those who hope in Lord Jehovah inherit the Earth.
10In a little time you seek the wicked and he is not, and you gaze into his place and he is not found.
11And the poor inherit the Earth and enjoy abundant peace.
12The wicked one rages against the righteous one and gnashes his teeth upon him.
13And Lord Jehovah will laugh at him because he knows that his day is coming.
14The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent the bow to kill the poor and the afflicted and those whose ways are upright.
15Their sword will enter their heart and their bows will be broken.
16A little that a righteous one has is better than the many possessions of the wicked
17Because the arms of the wicked will be broken; Lord Jehovah supports the righteous.
18Lord Jehovah knows the days of the perfect and their inheritance will be for eternity.
19And they will not be ashamed in the evil time and in days of famine they will be satisfied.
20Because the wicked perish and the fattened enemies of Lord Jehovah are finished and like smoke they disappear.
21The wicked borrows and does not repay and the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22Because the blessed of Lord Jehovah inherit the Earth and his cursed ones will come to an end.
23The steps of a man are set in order before Lord Jehovah and his way is set in order.
24For if he falls, he is not harmed, for Lord Jehovah holds his hand.
25I have been young and I am old, and I have not seen a righteous one forsaken, neither his seed seeking bread.
26But all the day he shows mercy and lends and his seed is blessed.
27Pass from evil and do good; rest for eternity.
28Because Lord Jehovah loves judgment and does not forsake his righteous ones, but keeps them for eternity, and the seed of the wicked he destroys.
29And the righteous ones inherit the Earth and dwell upon it for eternity.
30The mouth of the righteous attends to wisdom and his tongue speaks judgment.
31The Torah of God is in his heart and his steps are unmoved.
32The wicked lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him.
33And Lord Jehovah will not leave him in his hands neither will he condemn him in judgment.
34Hope in Lord Jehovah and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the Earth; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35Because I have seen the wicked who are boasting and are lifted up like trees of the forest.
36When I passed by, he was not, and I looked for him, and I did not find him.
37Keep perfection and choose integrity, because there is a good end for men of peace.
38Sinners will come to an end together, and the end of the wicked is for destruction.
39Lord Jehovah is The Savior of the righteous; he is a helper for them in the time of trouble.
40Lord Jehovah is a helper for them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them because they hope in him.