The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;122
those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses2 will be cut off.323
If the LORD delights4 in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;524
though he stumble, he will not fall,6 for the LORD upholds7 him with his hand.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken8 or their children begging9 bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;10 their children will be blessed.1127
Turn from evil and do good;12 then you will dwell in the land forever.1328
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.14 They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;1529
the righteous will inherit the land16 and dwell in it forever.1730
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,18 and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart;19 his feet do not slip.2032
The wicked lie in wait21 for the righteous,22 seeking their very lives;
but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned23 when brought to trial.24