He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun.
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God’s house. I trust in God’s loving kindness forever and ever.
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
A continual dropping on a rainy day
and a contentious wife are alike:
As water reflects a face,
so a man’s heart reflects the man.
She is like the merchant ships.
She brings her bread from afar.
Strength and dignity are her clothing.
She laughs at the time to come.
For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no good looks or majesty. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.