The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; 1devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity;
22he enters into peace; they rest 3in their beds who walk in their uprightness.
But you, draw near, sons of the sorceress, 4offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman.
Whom are you mocking? Against whom 5do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of 6transgression, 7the offspring of deceit,
you who burn with lust among 8the oaks,a under every green tree, 9who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?
Among the smooth stones of 10the valley is your portion; they, they, are your lot; to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have brought a grain offering. Shall I relent for these things?