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.
You will know that your tent is secure, For you will visit your home and have nothing missing.
You will also know that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
You will come to the grave at a ripe age, Like the stacking of grain in its season.
Behold this; we have investigated it, and
so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself.'