5 This is what the Lord says:
Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind.w
He makes human flesh his strength,x
and his heart turns from the Lord.
6 He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;y
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.z
whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.aa
8 He will be like a tree planted by water:ab
it sends its roots out toward a stream,
it doesn’t fear when heat comes,
and its foliage remains green.
It will not worry in a year of drought
or cease producing fruit.
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