Proverbs 12:7; Psalm 37:2; Psalm 37:9; Isaiah 28:15–18

kThe wicked are loverthrown and are no more,

mbut the house of the righteous will stand.


For they will soon wfade like xthe grass

and wither ylike the green herb.


kFor the evildoers shall be cut off,

but those who wait for the Lord shall linherit the land.


15  Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death,

and with Sheol we have an agreement,

when the poverwhelming whip passes through

it will not come to us,

for we have made qlies our refuge,

and in falsehood we have taken shelter;

16  therefore thus says the Lord God,

rBehold, I am the one who has laid1 as a foundation sin Zion,

a stone, a tested stone,

a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:

Whoever believes will not be in haste.

17  And I will make justice tthe line,

and righteousness tthe plumb line;

and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,

and waters will overwhelm the shelter.

18  Then uyour covenant with death will be annulled,

and your agreement with Sheol will not stand;

when the overwhelming scourge passes through,

you will be beaten down by it.