I will stand at my guard post And station myself on the watchtower; And I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, And how I may reply when I am reprimanded.
Then the LORD answered me and said, 'Write down the vision And inscribe it
clearly on tablets, So that one who reads it may run.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hurries toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it delays, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay long.
'Behold, as for the impudent one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous one will live by his faith.
Furthermore, wine betrays an arrogant man, So that he does not achieve his objective. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all the nations And collects to himself all the peoples.