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 LORD5 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.