For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
(For we are but of
yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are
Shall not they teach thee, and
tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
Whilst it is
yet in his greenness, and
not cut down, it withereth before any other
the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be
a spider's web.
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
His roots are wrapped about the heap, and
seeth the place of stones.
If he destroy him from his place, then it
shall deny him, saying
, I have not seen thee.
Behold, this is
the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.