Wait for the LORD1 and keep his way.2 He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off,3 you will see4 it.
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing5 like a green tree in its native soil,
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.637
Consider the blameless,7 observe the upright;8 there is a futurea for the man of peace.938
But all sinners10 will be destroyed;11 the futureb of the wicked will be cut off.1239
The salvation13 of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.1440
The LORD helps15 them and delivers16 them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves17 them, because they take refuge18 in him.