Curse and Blessing

This is what the Lord says:

The man who trusts in mankind,(A)
who makes human flesh his strength(B)
and turns his heart from the Lord is cursed.
He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;(C)
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.(D)
The man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.(E)

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