"1Blessed is the manwhotrusts in the LORD And whose 2trust is the LORD.
"For he will be like a 3treeplanted 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 4droughtNorcease to yieldfruit.
"The 5heart is more6deceitfulthanall else And is desperately7sick ; Who can understand it?
"I, the LORD, 8search the heart, I test the amind, Even 9to give to eachman according to his ways, According to the bresults of his deeds.
"As a partridge that hatcheseggs which it has not laid, So is he who 10makes a fortune, but unjustly ; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in cthe end he will be a 11fool."
1212A gloriousthrone on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.
O LORD, the 13hope of Israel, All who 14forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turndaway on earth will be 15writtendown, Because they have forsaken the fountain of livingwater, even the LORD.