22 Those who are blessed by him will inherit the land
22 Those who are blessed by him will inherit the land. Those who are cursed by him will be cut off. 23 A person’s steps are directed by the Lord,and the Lord delights in his way. 24 When he falls, he will not be thrown down headfirst because the Lord holds on to his hand. 25 I have been young, and now I am old,but I have never seen a righteous person abandoned or his descendants begging for food. 26 He is always generous and lends freely. His descendants are a blessing. 27 Avoid evil, do good, and live forever. 28 The Lord loves justice,and he will not abandon his godly ones. They will be kept safe forever, but the descendants of wicked people will be cut off. 29 Righteous people will inherit the land and live there permanently. 30 The mouth of the righteous person reflects on wisdom. His tongue speaks what is fair. 31 The teachings of his God are in his heart.His feet do not slip. 32 The wicked person watches the righteous person and seeks to kill him. 33 But the Lord will not abandon him to the wicked person’s power or condemn him when he is brought to trial. 34 Wait with hope for the Lord, and follow his path,and he will honor you by giving you the land.When wicked people are cut off, you will see it. 35 I have seen a wicked person acting like a tyrant, spreading himself out like a large cedar tree. 36 But he moved on, and now there is no trace of him. I searched for him, but he could not be found. 37 Notice the innocent person, and look at the decent person, because the peacemaker has a future. 38 But rebels will be completely destroyed. The future of wicked people will be cut off. 39 The victory for righteous people comes from the Lord. He is their fortress in times of trouble. 40 The Lord helps them and rescues them. He rescues them from wicked people. He saves them because they have taken refuge in him.