he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives,1 houses crumbling to rubble.229
He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure,3 nor will his possessions spread over the land.430
He will not escape the darkness;5 a flame6 will wither his shoots,7 and the breath of God's mouth8 will carry him away.931
Let him not deceive10 himself by trusting what is worthless,11 for he will get nothing in return.1232
Before his time13 he will be paid in full,14 and his branches will not flourish.1533
He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes,16 like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.1734
For the company of the godless18 will be barren, and fire will consume19 the tents of those who love bribes.2035
They conceive trouble21 and give birth to evil;22 their womb fashions deceit."