(A)Put not your trust in princes,
    (B)in a son of man, in whom there is (C)no salvation.
When (D)his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
    on that very day his plans perish.

(E)Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose (F)hope is in the Lord his God,

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Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;
    there is no help for you there.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
    and all their plans die with them.
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

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  1. 146:5 Hebrew of Jacob. See note on 44:4.