1: Call, I pray thee! Is there any that answereth thee? and to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn? 2: For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple. 3: I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4: His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is no deliverer: 5: Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance. 6: For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7: For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards. 8: But as for me I will seek unto God, and unto God commit my cause; 9: Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number; 10: Who giveth rain on the face of the earth, and sendeth waters on the face of the fields; 11: Setting up on high those that are low; and mourners are exalted to prosperity. 12: He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise. 13: He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong: 14: They meet with darkness in a the daytime, and grope at midday as in the night. 15: And he saveth the needy from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 16: So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth. 17: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty. 18: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; he woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19: He will deliver thee in six troubles, and in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20: In famine he will redeem thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword. 21: Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and thou shalt not be afraid of destruction when it cometh. 22: At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh, and of the beasts of the earth thou shalt not be afraid. 23: For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24: And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; and thou wilt survey thy fold, and miss nothing. 25: And thou shalt know that thy seed is numerous, and thine offspring as the herb of the earth. 26: Thou shalt come to the grave in a ripe age, as a shock of corn is brought in in its season. 27: Behold this, we have searched it out, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thyself.