2 For the foolish one vexation will kill,
And the one easily enticed envying will put to death.
But suddenly I began to execrate his abiding place.
And even from butcher hooks* one takes it,
And a snare actually snaps at their means of maintenance.*
6 For not from mere dust does what is hurtful go forth,
And from mere ground trouble does not spring up.
Wonderful things without number;+
And sending waters upon the open fields;+
So that those who are sad are high up in salvation;
So that their hands do not work with effect;
So that the counsel of astute ones is carried headlong;+
14 They encounter darkness even by day,
And they grope about at midday as if at night;+
15 And [to the] One saving from the sword out of their mouth,
And from the hand of the strong one, a poor one,+
But unrighteousness actually shuts its mouth.+
And the discipline of the Almighty do not you reject!
18 For he himself causes pain, but binds up [the wound];
He breaks to pieces, but his own hands do the healing.
And during war from the power* of a sword.
And you will not be afraid of despoiling when it comes.
22 At despoiling and hunger you will laugh,
And of the wild beast of the earth you need not be afraid.
23 For with the stones of the field your covenant will be,
And the wild beast of the field himself will be made to live at peace with you.+
24 And you will certainly know that peace itself is your tent,
And you will be bound to go and see your pasture ground, and you will miss nothing.
And your descendants like the vegetation of the earth.+
27 Look! This is what we have investigated. So is it.
Hear it, and you—know it for yourself.”