He gives rain on the earth, And sends water on the fields,
So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
He frustrates the schemes of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
He captures the wise by their own cleverness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.
But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the strong.
So the helpless has hope, And injustice has shut its mouth.
'Behold, happy is the person whom God disciplines, So do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.
For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, but His hands also
In six troubles He will save you; Even in seven, evil will not touch you.
In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war, from the power of the sword.
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
You will laugh at violence and hunger, And you will not be afraid of wild animals.
For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And the animals of the field will be at peace with you.