The Lord knoweth the days of the godly *
and their inheritance shall endure for ever.
They shall not be confounded in the perilous time *
and in the days of dearth they shall have enough.
As for the ungodly, they shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat of lambs *
yea, even as the smoke shall they consume away.
The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again *
but the righteous is merciful and liberal.
Such as are blessed of God shall possess the land *
and they that are cursed of him shall be rooted out.
The Lord ordereth a good man’s going *
and maketh his way acceptable to himself.
Though he fall, he shall not be cast away *
for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
I have been young, and now am old *
and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.
The righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth *
and his seed is blessed.
Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good *
and dwell for evermore.
For the Lord loveth the thing that is right *
he forsaketh not his that be godly, but they are preserved for ever.
The unrighteous shall be punished *
as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be rooted out.
The righteous shall inherit the land *
and dwell therein for ever.
The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom *
and his tongue will be talking of judgement.
The law of his God is in his heart *
and his goings shall not slide.
The ungodly seeth the righteous *
and seeketh occasion to slay him.
The Lord will not leave him in his hand *
nor condemn him when he is judged.
Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land *
when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
I myself have seen the ungodly in great power *
and flourishing like a green bay-tree.
I went by, and lo, he was gone *
I sought him, but his place could no where be found.
Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right *
for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
As for the transgressors, they shall perish together *
and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out at the last.
But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord *
who is also their strength in the time of trouble.
And the Lord shall stand by them, and save them *
he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they put their trust in him.