The wicked lie in wait1 for the righteous,2 seeking their very lives;
but the LORD will not leave them in their power or let them be condemned3 when brought to trial.434
Hope in the LORD 5 and keep his way.6 He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed,7 you will see8 it.
I have seen the wicked and ruthless flourishing9 like a luxuriant native tree,
but they soon passed away and were no more; though I looked for them, they could not be found.1037
Consider the blameless,11 observe the upright;12 a future awaits those who seek peace.a1338
But all sinners14 will be destroyed;15 there will be no futureb for the wicked.1639
The salvation17 of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.1840
The LORD helps19 them and delivers20 them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves21 them, because they take refuge22 in him.