The righteous perish,1 and no one ponders it in his heart;2 devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.32
Those who walk uprightly4 enter into peace; they find rest5 as they lie in death.
"But you--come here, you sons of a sorceress,6 you offspring of adulterers7 and prostitutes!84
Whom are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels,9 the offspring of liars?
You burn with lust among the oaks10 and under every spreading tree;11 you sacrifice your children12 in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.
[The idols]13 among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; they, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings14 and offered grain offerings. In the light of these things, should I relent?15