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.
LORD, the hope of Israel, All who abandon You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, that is