5 Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his [b]strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not [c]fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
9 “The heart is deceitful above all things,
And [d]desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the [e]mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.
One chapter of Proverbs per day in January: Proverbs 22
5 耶和華如此說：「倚靠人血肉的膀臂，心中離棄耶和華的，那人有禍了！ 6 因他必像沙漠的杜松，不見福樂來到，卻要住曠野乾旱之處，無人居住的鹼地。
7 「倚靠耶和華，以耶和華為可靠的，那人有福了！ 8 他必像樹栽於水旁，在河邊扎根。炎熱來到並不懼怕，葉子仍必青翠；在乾旱之年毫無掛慮，而且結果不止。9 「人心比萬物都詭詐，壞到極處，誰能識透呢？ 10 我耶和華是鑒察人心、試驗人肺腑的，要照各人所行的和他做事的結果報應他。