5 Thus says the LORD, "1Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes 2flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
6 "For he will be like a 3bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A 4land of salt without inhabitant.
7 "5Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose 6trust is the LORD.
8 "For he will be like a 7tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of 8drought Nor cease to yield fruit.