8 They will be strong like trees planted near a stream
that send out roots to the water.
They have nothing to fear when the days get hot.
Their leaves are always green.
They never worry, even in a year that has no rain.
They always produce fruit.
9 “Nothing can hide its evil as well as the human mind.
It can be very sick,
and no one really understands it.
10 But I am the Lord,
and I can look into a person’s heart.
I can test a person’s mind and decide what each one should have.
I can give each person the right payment for what they do.
New International Version
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.(A)
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought(B)
and never fails to bear fruit.”(C)
9 The heart(D) is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?