CEBCommon English Bible
17Look, happy is the person whom God corrects;
so don’t reject the Almighty’s instruction.
18He injures, but he binds up;
he strikes, but his hands heal.
19From six adversities he will deliver you;
from seven harm won’t touch you.
20In famine he will ransom you from death;
in war, from the power of the sword.
21You will be hidden from the tongue’s sting,
and you won’t fear destruction when it comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and hunger;
you won’t be afraid of wild beasts;
23for you will make an agreement with the stones of the field;
and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
24You will know that your tent is secure.
You will examine your home and miss nothing.
25You will know that you’ll have many children.
Your offspring will be like the grass of the earth.
26You will come to your grave in old age
as bundles of grain stacked up at harvesttime.
27Look, we’ve searched this out, and so it is;
listen and find out for yourself.
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