The LORD watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever.
They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger.
But the wicked will perish; the LORD's enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away-- they will fade away like smoke.
The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous is gracious and giving.
Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.
A man's steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way.
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the LORD holds his hand.
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.
Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me.
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.
The LORD is good, a stronghold in a day of distress; He cares for those who take refuge in Him.
"I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me,
My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His, and Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from unrighteousness.
The wicked man will see [it] and be angry; he will gnash his teeth in despair. The desire of the wicked will come to nothing.
The LORD protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.
But these people, like irrational animals-- creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed-- speak blasphemies about things they don't understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,