As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
– Proverbs 10:25
The wicked are compared to a whirlwind, which is a terrible storm but soon passes. The point is that the gains of the wicked are all temporal and their life is built upon shifting sand (Matthew 7:24-27). The righteous, by contrast, build upon sure foundations and enduring wisdom. They are well grounded and able to weather the storms of life.