The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful a men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away b from before the evil.
He entereth into peace: they rest in their beds, [each one] that hath walked in his uprightness.
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the harlot.
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? Against whom do ye make a wide mouth, [and] draw out the tongue? Are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
inflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys c under the clefts of the rocks?
Among the smooth [stones] d of the torrent is thy portion; e they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured out a drink-offering, thou hast offered an oblation. Shall I be comforted myself as to these things?