But the wicked will perish:1 The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish--vanish like smoke.221
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;322
those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses4 will be cut off.523
If the LORD delights6 in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;724
though he stumble, he will not fall,8 for the LORD upholds9 him with his hand.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken10 or their children begging11 bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;12 their children will be blessed.1327
Turn from evil and do good;14 then you will dwell in the land forever.1528
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.16 They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;1729
the righteous will inherit the land18 and dwell in it forever.1930
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,20 and his tongue speaks what is just.