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35 I have seen the wicked oppressing,
    and towering like a cedar of Lebanon.[a]
36 Again I[b] passed by, and they were no more;
    though I sought them, they could not be found.

37 Mark the blameless, and behold the upright,
    for there is posterity for the peaceable.

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  1. Psalm 37:35 Gk: Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Psalm 37:36 Gk Syr Jerome: Heb he

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing(A) like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
    though I looked for him, he could not be found.(B)

37 Consider the blameless,(C) observe the upright;(D)
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[a](E)

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  1. Psalm 37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity

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