12 “I myself am the One comforting you.+
Why should you be afraid of a mortal man who will die+
And of a son of man who will wither like green grass?
13 Why do you forget Jehovah your Maker,+
The One who stretched out the heavens+ and laid the foundation of the earth?
And all day long you were in constant fear of the rage of the oppressor,*
As though he were in a position to bring you to ruin.
Where, now, is the rage of the oppressor?