Jeremiah 17:5-10New American Standard Bible (NASB)
5 Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his [a]strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 “For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt [b]without inhabitant. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will 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.
9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? 10 “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the [c]mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the [d]results of his deeds.
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