Psalm 1:3; Psalm 52:8; Psalm 72:7; Proverbs 11:28; Numbers 24:6; Isaiah 61:3; Hosea 14:5–8

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.

But I am like ma green olive tree

in the house of God.

I trust in the steadfast love of God

forever and ever.

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.

Like palm groves1 that stretch afar,

like gardens beside a river,

xlike aloes ythat the Lord has planted,

like cedar trees beside the waters.

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,

the planting of the Lord, athat he may be glorified.1

xI will be like the dew to Israel;

yhe shall blossom like the lily;

he shall take root like the trees zof Lebanon;

his shoots shall spread out;

his beauty shall be alike the olive,

and his fragrance like Lebanon.

They shall return and bdwell beneath my1 shadow;

they shall flourish like the grain;

they shall blossom like the vine;

their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

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.