Hebrew Bible

Psalm 37:11

1 By David.Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed. Do not envy evildoers. 2 For they will quickly dry up like grass,and wither away like plants. 3 Trust in the Lord and do what is right.Settle in the land and maintain your integrity. 4 Then you will take delight in the Lord, and he will answer your prayers. 5 Commit your future to the Lord. Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. 6 He will vindicate you in broad daylight,and publicly defend your just cause. 7 Wait patiently for the Lord! Wait confidently for him!Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes. 8 Do not be angry and frustrated. Do not fret. That only leads to trouble. 9 Wicked men will be wiped out, but those who rely on the Lord are the ones who will possess the land. 10 Evil men will soon disappear; you will stare at the spot where they once were, but they will be gone. 11 But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity. 12 Evil men plot against the godly and viciously attack them.

Date: 6th-3rd Centuries B.C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates
New Testament

Matthew 5:5

1 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to teach them by saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 11 Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.

Date: 70-90 C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates