The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
The hope of the righteous is gladness,
But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
“And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You.
Oh that my ways may be established
To keep Your statutes!
With all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of strong men perishes.
At night my soul longs for You,
Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;
For when the earth experiences Your judgments
The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You,
Nor have I longed for the woeful day;
You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips
Was in Your presence.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.