If the LORD delights1 in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;224
though he stumble, he will not fall,3 for the LORD upholds4 him with his hand.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken5 or their children begging6 bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;7 their children will be blessed.827
Turn from evil and do good;9 then you will dwell in the land forever.1028
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones.11 They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;1229
the righteous will inherit the land13 and dwell in it forever.1430
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,15 and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart;16 his feet do not slip.1732
The wicked lie in wait18 for the righteous,19 seeking their very lives;
but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned20 when brought to trial.21