1 Therefore call, if there are any who will respond to you, and turn to one or another of the saints.
2 Truly, anger condemns the foolish to death, and envy kills the petty.
3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I have cursed his excellence without hesitation.
4 His sons will be far from prosperity and will be crushed at the gate, and there will be none who can rescue them.
5 Their harvest, the starving will eat. The armed man will rob him, and the thirsty will drink his resources.
6 Nothing on earth occurs without a reason, and sorrow does not rise from the earth.
7 Man is born to labor, and the bird to fly.
8 Therefore, because of this, I will beg the Lord, and place my eloquence before God.
9 He does great and unfathomable and miraculous things without number.
10 He gives rain over the face of the earth and irrigates all things with the waters.
11 He places the humble on high and encourages the grieving towards health.
12 He dispels the thoughts of the spiteful, lest their hands be able to complete what they had begun.
13 He catches the wise in their cleverness and dissipates the counsel of the perverse.
14 They will encounter darkness in the daytime, and they will grope at midday just as in the night.
15 Thereafter, he will act to save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent.
16 And there will be hope for those in need, for iniquity will diminish its speech.
17 Blessed is the man whom God corrects; therefore, do not reject the chastisement of the Lord.
18 For he wounds and he cures; he strikes and his hands will heal.
19 He will deliver you into six tribulations, and in the seventh, evil will not touch you.
20 During famine, he will rescue you from death, and during war, from the hand of the sword.
21 You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and you will not fear calamity when it arrives.
22 In desolation and in famine, you will laugh, and you will not dread the beasts of the earth.
23 For you are in harmony with the stones of the land, and the beasts of the earth will make peace with you.
24 And you will know that your home has peace, and, concerning your appearance, you will not sin.
25 Likewise, you will know that your offspring will be manifold and your progeny will be like the grass of the earth.
26 You will enter the grave with abundance, just as a crop of wheat is gathered in its time.
27 Behold, this is just as we have found it, which you have heard; walk it through your mind.
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