The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless,
But wickedness subverts the sinner.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.
A Psalm of David.
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity,
And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
The foolishness of man ruins his way,
And his heart rages against the Lord.
The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
Because they refuse to act with justice.
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,
But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together,
And those who forsake the Lord will come to an end.
If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.