And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your enemies In the land which you do not know; For you have kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn forever.
This is what the LORD says: 'Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
For he will be like a bush in the desert, And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt that is not inhabited.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose trust is the LORD.
For he will be like a tree planted by the water That extends its roots by a stream, And does not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought, Nor cease to yield fruit.
'The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, To give to each person according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So
is a person who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the middle of his days it will abandon him, And in the end he will be a fool.'
A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.