They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.19 It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought20 and never fails to bear fruit."21
Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools.27
LORD, you are the hope29 of Israel; all who forsake30 you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust31 because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.32
then kings who sit on David's throne51 will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.52
People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev,53 bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing thank offerings to the house of the LORD.
But if you do not obey54 me to keep the Sabbath55 day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire56 in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.' "57