Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
The eyes of the watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
But the turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
The hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
The is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the comes to the rescue each time.
For the protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!
Calamity will surely destroy the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
But the will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.