1: Call now, if there is any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn? 2: For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. 3: I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4: His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither [is there] any to deliver [them]. 5: Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance. 6: Although affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7: Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 8: I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause: 9: Who doeth great things and unsearchable; wonderful things without number: 10: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: 11: To set on high those that are low: that those who mourn may be exalted to safety. 12: He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise. 13: He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 14: They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope in the noon-day as in the night. 15: But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 16: So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. 17: Behold, happy [is] the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou 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: yea, 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 hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. 22: At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 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 tabernacle [will be] in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin. 25: Thou shalt know also that thy seed [will be] great, and thy offspring as the grass of the earth. 26: Thou shalt come to [thy] grave in a full age, as a shock of corn cometh in in its season. 27: Lo this, we have searched it, so it [is]; hear it, and know thou [it] for thy good.