The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright,
But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,
But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
“Is it not calamity to the unjust
And disaster to those who work iniquity?
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
There the doers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
But the wicked will perish;
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures,
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.
They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
“And I will strengthen them in the Lord,
And in His name they will walk,” declares the Lord.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’;
but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.