The LORD proclaims: Cursed are those who trust in mere humans, who depend on human strength and turn their hearts from the LORD.
They will be like a desert shrub that doesn't know when relief comes. They will live in the parched places of the wilderness, in a barren land where no one survives.
Happy are those who trust in the LORD, who rely on the LORD.
They will be like trees planted by the streams, whose roots reach down to the water. They won't fear drought when it comes; their leaves will remain green. They won't be stressed in the time of drought or fail to bear fruit.
The most cunning heart— it's beyond help. Who can figure it out?