1: "Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? 2: For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple. 3: I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4: His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them, 5: whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance. 6: For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground; 7: but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 8: "But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God, 9: who does great things that can't be fathomed, marvelous things without number; 10: who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields; 11: so that he sets up on high those who are low, those who mourn are exalted to safety. 12: He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise. 13: He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. 14: They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night. 15: But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty. 16: So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth. 17: "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. 18: For he wounds, and binds up. He injures, and his hands make whole. 19: He will deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. 20: In famine he will redeem you from death; in war, from the power of the sword. 21: You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes. 22: At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth. 23: For you shall be allied with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you. 24: You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing. 25: You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth. 26: You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season. 27: Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."