The wicked keeps his eye on the righteous, seeking a chance to kill him.
But ADONAI will not leave him in his power or let him be condemned when judged.
Put your hope in ADONAI, keep to his way, and he will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
I have seen a wicked man wielding great power, flourishing like a shade tree in its native soil.
But I passed by again, and he was no longer there; I looked for him, but he could not be found.
Observe the pure person, consider the upright; for the peaceful person will have posterity.
But transgressors will all be destroyed; the posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
ADONAI is the one who saves the righteous; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
ADONAI helps them and rescues them, rescues them from the wicked and saves them; because they take refuge in him.