Psalm 37 Star Chart: Since King David's reign ended in 971 BC (1 Ki. 6:1), we can count backwards from 971 BC 40 years + 30 years (2 Sam. 5:4) to arrive at David's birth in 1041 BC. Clockwise from when "I have been young" (37:25) till "now am old" (37:25) (31:13) is 70° years. Clockwise from when "the (Perseus) wicked watcheth the (Aries) righteous, and seeketh to (red radius) slay him" (37:32) till "evildoers (Gemini) shall be (red radius) cut off" (37:9) is 70° years. Clockwise from when "the (Cetus) wicked shall perish ... as the (solar) fat of (Aries) lambs" (37:20) till "into (Milky Way) smoke shall they (lunar ash) consume away" (37:20) is 70° minutes.
Make God's Will Your Delight,
and He Will Grant Your Desires
37:1 Fret not thyself because of (Gemini & Perseus) evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be (Perseus red radius) cut down like the (Milky Way green) grass, and wither as the green (Milky Way) herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou (Aries) shalt be (solar) fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord (Psalm 40:8 "I delight to do your will"; Pr. 11:20; Jer. 9:24; 1 Sam. 15:22; Matt. 6:33): and he shall give thee the (solar golden) desires of thine (lunar) heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the (solar) light, and thy judgment as the (solar) noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and (Aries) wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the (Perseus) man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For (Gemini & Perseus) evildoers shall be (red radius) cut off: but those that (Aries) wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the (Perseus & Gemini) wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the (Aries) meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
"O son of Tydeus, cease! be wise and see
How vast the difference of the gods and thee;
Distance immense! between the powers that shine
Above, eternal, deathless, and divine,
And mortal man! a wretch of humble birth,
A short-lived reptile in the dust of earth." (Homer's Iliad 5:440).
12 The (Perseus & Gemini) wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his (lunar) teeth.
13 The Lord shall (lunar open mouth) laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the (Perseus or red radius) sword, and have bent their (Gemini or red radius) bow, to cast down the (Gemini) poor and needy, and to (red radius) slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their (red radius) sword shall enter into their own (lunar) heart, and their bows shall be (red radius) broken.
"The best wall of defense is to have no sin.
He's armed without who's innocent within." -- Horace
16 A (lunar silver) little that a righteous man hath is better than the (solar) riches of many wicked.
17 For the (Perseus & Pollux) arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be (red radius) ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall (red radius) perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the (solar) fat of (Aries) lambs: they shall (solar) consume; into (Milky Way) smoke shall they (solar) consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be (red radius) cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am (70 degree years) old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging (solar or lunar) bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his (Gemini) saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be (red radius) cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The (lunar open) mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his (lunar) tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The (golden) law of his (solar Shekinah) God is in his (lunar) heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The (Gemini & Perseus) wicked watcheth the (Aries) righteous, and seeketh to (Perseus) slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are (red radius Persius) cut off, thou shalt (lunar eye ball) see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a (Milky Way trunk) green (zodiac) bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
"No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth." (Theogony 725)
"Cease from toiling and moiling! you will not live always; nothing of that you treasure up here below is everlasting; none of you can take anything with him in death; he must go hence as naked as he came hither; your houses, your estates, your gold, all these must perpetually devolve from one to the other, and continually change masters." (Lucian. Charon 20).
"There he sits, counting upon his shrivelled fingers how much percent, he expects to gain tomorrow, , never once thinking in how short a space he must leave all his moneybags ..." (Lucian, Gallus 31)
"Fortune governs human affairs without order, and scatters her gifts blindfold, cherishing that which is worst. Dire lust prevails over holiness. Fraud reigns in the highest places. Authority is given to the vile. Mourning virtue receives unworthy and perverse rewards. Poverty pursues the chaste, while the adulterer raises himself to power by his vices." (Seneca Hippol. 978)
"Many are of opinion that the gods pay no regard either to the birth of men, to their death, or in short either to mankind or their actions, and that thence such numberless calamities afflict the upright, while pleasure and prosperity surround the wicked." (Tacitus Ann. 6:22)
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be (red radius) destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be (red radius) cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the (Gemini & Perseus) wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
|For evil-doers fret thou not
Nor do thou envy bear to those
that work iniquity.
For, even like unto the grass,
soon be cut down shall they;
And, like the green and tender herb,
they wither shall away.
Set thou thy trust upon the Lord,
and be thou doing good;
And so thou in the land shalt dwell,
and verily have food.
Delight thyself in God; he'll give
thine heart's desire to thee.
Thy way to God commit, him trust,
it bring to pass shall he.
And, like unto the light, he shall
thy righteousness display;
And he thy judgment shall bring forth
like noon-tide of the day.
Rest in the Lord, and patiently
wait for him: do nolt fret
For him who, prospering in his way,
success in sin doth get.
Do thou from anger cease, and wrath
see thou forsake also:
Fret not thyself in any wise,
that evil thou shouldst do.
For those that evil doers are
shall be cut off and fall:
But those that wait upon the Lord
the earth inherit shall.
For yet a little while, and then
the wicked shall not be;
His place thou shalt consider well,
but it thou shalt not see.
But by inheritance the earth
the meek ones shall possess:
They also shall delight themselves
in an abundant peace.
The wicked plots against the just,
and at him whets his teeth:
The Lord shall laugh at him, because
his day he coming seeth.
The wicked have drawn out the sword,
and bent their bow, to slay
The poor and needy, and to kill
men of an upright way.
But their own sword, which they have drawn,
shall enter their own heart:
Their bows which they have bent shall break,
and into pieces part.
A little that a just man hath
is more and better far
Than is the wealth of many such
as lewd and wicked are.
For sinner's arms shall broken be;
but God the just sustains.
God knows the just man's days, and still
their heritage remains.
They shall not be ashamed when they
the evil time do see;
And when the days of famine are,
they satisfied shall be.
But wicked men, and foes of God,
as fat of lambs, decay;
They shall consume, yea, into smoke
they shall consume away.
The wicked borrows, but the same
again he doth not pay;
Whereas the righteous mercy shews,
and gives his own away.
For such as bessed be of him
the earth inherit shall;
And they that cursed are of him
shall be destroyed all.
A good man's footsteps by the Lord
are ordered aright;
And in the way wherein he walks
he greatly doth delight.
Although he fall, yet shall he not
be cast down utterly;
Because the Lord with his own hand
upholds him mightily.
I have been young, and now am old,
yet have I never seen
The just man left, nor that his seed
for bread have beggars been.
He's ever merciful and lends:
his seed is blessed therefore.
Depart from evil, and do good,
and dwell for evermore.
For God loves judgment, and his saints
leaves not in any case;
They are kept forever: but cut off
shall be the sinner's race.
The just inherit shall the land,
and ever in it dwell:
The just man's mouth doth wisdom speak;
his tongue doth judgment tell.
In his heart the law is of his God,
his steps slide not away.
The wicked man doth watch the just,
and seeketh him to slay.
Yet him the Lord will not forsake,
nor leave him in his hands:
The righteous will he not condemn,
when he in judgment stands.
Wait on the Lord, and keep his way,
and thee exalt shall he
The earth to inherit; when cut off
the wicked thou shalt see.
I saw the wicked great in power,
spread like a green bay tree:
He passed, yea, was not; him I sought,
but found he could not be.
Mark thou the perfect, and behold
the man of uprightness;
Because that surely of this man
the latter end is peace.
But those men that transgressors are
shall be destroyed together;
The latter end of wicked men
shall be cut off forever.
But the salvation of the just
is from the Lord above;
He in the time of their distress
their stay and strength dorth prove.
The Lord shall help, and them deliver:
he shall tghem free and save
From wicked men; because in him
their confidence they have (Ps. 37).