Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Lord, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer.
I have asked the Lord for one thing -- this is what I desire! I want to live in the Lord's house all the days of my life, so I can gaze at the splendor of the Lord and contemplate in his temple.
Then you will take delight in the Lord, and he will answer your prayers.
But now, O Lord, upon what am I relying? You are my only hope!
If only I were predisposed to keep your statutes!
I look for you during the night, my spirit within me seeks you at dawn, for when your judgments come upon the earth, those who live in the world learn about justice.
But I have not pestered you to bring disaster. I have not desired the time of irreparable devastation. You know that. You are fully aware of every word that I have spoken.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.
but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.
but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God's enemies.
May he grant your heart's desire; may he bring all your plans to pass!