Curse and Blessing

5 This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes [human] flesh his strength and turns his heart from the Lord.
6 He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;a he cannot see when good comes but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land where no one lives.b
7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord.c
8 He will be like a tree planted by water:d it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

The Deceitful Heart

9 The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick-who can understand it?e