Do any of you want to live a life that is long and good?
Then watch your tongue! Keep your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others.
The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous face many troubles, but the LORD rescues them from each and every one.
For the LORD protects them from harm -- not one of their bones a will be broken!
Calamity will surely overtake the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
But the LORD will redeem those who serve him. Everyone who trusts in him will be freely pardoned.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)