Add parallel Print Page Options

12 Does anyone want to live a life
    that is long and prosperous?
13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
    and your lips from telling lies!
14 Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

15 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;
    his ears are open to their cries for help.
16 But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
    he will erase their memory from the earth.
17 The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
    He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
    he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

19 The righteous person faces many troubles,
    but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
20 For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous;
    not one of them is broken!

21 Calamity will surely destroy the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
22 But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.
    No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover
NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover
Retail: $22.99
Our Price: $18.99
Save: $4.00 (17%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NLT Outreach Bible, Large Print Edition
NLT Outreach Bible, Large Print Edition
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $5.29
Save: $2.70 (34%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
NLT One Year Chronological Study Bible, Hardcover
NLT One Year Chronological Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $20.99
Save: $9.00 (30%)
NLT The Life Recovery Bible, Softcover
NLT The Life Recovery Bible, Softcover
Retail: $27.99
Our Price: $21.99
Save: $6.00 (21%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars