Jeremiah 17:8-10 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
8 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
9 The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately corrupt;
who can understand it?
10 “I the Lord search the mind
and try the heart,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his doings.”
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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