5Thussays the LORD, "1Cursed is the manwhotrusts in mankind And makes2flesh his astrength, And whose heartturnsaway from the LORD.
"For he will be like a 3bush in the desert And will not seewhenprosperitycomes, But will live in stonywastes in the wilderness, A 4land of saltbwithoutinhabitant.
"5Blessed is the manwhotrusts in the LORD And whose 6trust is the LORD.
"For he will be like a 7treeplanted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fearwhen the heatcomes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of 8droughtNorcease to yieldfruit.
"The 9heart is more10deceitfulthanall else And is desperately11sick; Who can understand it?