Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way;
God will raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off.
I have seen ruthless scoundrels, strong as flourishing cedars.
When I passed by again, they were gone; though I searched, they could not be found.
Observe the honest, mark the upright; those at peace with God have a future.
But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.
The salvation of the just is from the Lord, their refuge in time of distress.
The Lord helps and rescues them,
rescues and saves them from the wicked, because in God they take refuge.