3 He is like ia tree
planted by jstreams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its kleaf does not wither.
lIn all that he does, he prospers.
8 But I am like ma green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
7 In his days may zthe righteous flourish,
and apeace abound, till the moon be no more!
28 Whoever strusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will tflourish like a green leaf.
6 Like palm groves1 that stretch afar,
like gardens beside a river,
like cedar trees beside the waters.
3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
xto give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
ythe oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
zthat they may be called oaks of righteousness,
5 xI will be like the dew to Israel;
yhe shall blossom like the lily;
he shall take root like the trees zof Lebanon;
6 his shoots shall spread out;
his beauty shall be alike the olive,
and his fragrance like Lebanon.
they shall flourish like the grain;
they shall blossom like the vine;
their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 O cEphraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.2
I am like an evergreen cypress;
dfrom me comes your fruit.