Amid echoes of the first psalm, we are reassured that our confidence in the LORD is not misplaced.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 17:5-8

ESV Text: Jeremiah 17:5-8

Jeremiah 17:5–8 (Listen)


  Thus says the LORD:
  “Cursed is the man who trusts in man
    and makes flesh his strength,1
    whose heart turns away from the LORD.
  He is like a shrub in the desert,
    and shall not see any good come.
  He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
    in an uninhabited salt land.


  “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
    whose trust is the LORD.
  He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
  and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
  and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Footnotes

[1] 17:5 Hebrew arm

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 17

     5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 432:
In Hope my Soul, Redeemed to Bliss Unending

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