New Century Version
8 He will be strong, like a tree planted near water
that sends its roots by a stream.
It is not afraid when the days are hot;
its leaves are always green.
It does not worry in a year when no rain comes;
it always produces fruit.
9 “More than anything else, a person’s mind is evil
and cannot be healed.
Who can understand it?
10 But I, the Lord, look into a person’s heart
and test the mind.
So I can decide what each one deserves;
I can give each one the right payment for what he does.”