New International Version
5 This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,(A)
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.(B)
6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places(C) of the desert,
in a salt(D) land where no one lives.
7 “But blessed(E) is the one who trusts(F) in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.(G)
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought(H)
and never fails to bear fruit.”(I)
9 The heart(J) is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay
are those who gain riches by unjust means.
When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,
and in the end they will prove to be fools.(O)