To which of vthe holy ones will you turn?
3 wI have seen the fool taking root,
4 His children are xfar from safety;
they are crushed in ythe gate,
and he takes it even out of thorns,1
7 but man is zborn to trouble
cmarvelous things without number:
10 he gives drain on the earth
11 he esets on high those who are lowly,
12 He ffrustrates the devices of the crafty,
13 He gcatches the wise in their own craftiness,
and hgrope at noonday as in the night.
15 But he isaves the needy from the sword of their mouth
and jinjustice shuts her mouth.
17 “Behold, kblessed is the one whom God reproves;
18 For he wounds, but he nbinds up;
he oshatters, but his hands heal.
19 He will pdeliver you from six troubles;
20 rIn famine he will redeem you from death,
21 You shall be shidden from the lash of the tongue,
and shall not fear tthe beasts of the earth.
24 You shall know that your utent is at peace,
25 You shall know also that your voffspring shall be many,
and your descendants as wthe grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to your grave in xripe old age,
27 Behold, this we have ysearched out; it is true.
Hear, and know it for your good.”5