This is what the Lord says: "cursed is the one who trust in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands;he will not see prosperity when it comes.He will dwell in the parched places of the desert,in a salt land where no one lives.

But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.