I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.
Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.
You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.
When he fills his stomach, God will send His burning anger against him, raining [it] down on him while he is eating.
If he flees from an iron weapon, [an arrow from] a bronze bow will pierce him.
He pulls it out of his back, the flashing tip out of his liver. Terrors come over him.
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned [by human hands] will consume him; it will feed on what is left in his tent.
The heavens will expose his iniquity, and the earth will rise up against him.
The possessions in his house will be removed, flowing away on the day of God's anger.
This is the wicked man's lot from God, the inheritance God ordained for him.
This is a wicked man's lot from God, the inheritance the ruthless receive from the Almighty.
Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword; his descendants will never have enough food.
Those who survive him will be buried by the plague, yet their widows will not weep [for them].
Though he piles up silver like dust and heaps up a wardrobe like clay--
he may heap [it] up, but the righteous will wear [it], and the innocent will divide up his silver.
The house he built is like a moth's [cocoon] or a booth set up by a watchman.
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, it is gone.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a storm wind sweeps him away at night.
An east wind picks him up, and he is gone; it carries him away from his place.
It blasts at him without mercy, while he flees desperately from its grasp.
It claps its hands at him and scorns him from its place.
But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.
The wicked schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him.
The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it permanently.
He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land.
then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride over the heights of the land, and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch I planted, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.
But they now aspire to a better land-- a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth.