Jeremiah 17:7-11 (New International Version)

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7 "But blessed1 is the man who trusts2 in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.3 It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought4 and never fails to bear fruit."5 9 The heart6 is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 "I the LORD search the heart7 and examine the mind,8 to reward9 a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."10 11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by unjust means. When his life is half gone, they will desert him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool.11
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