They send forth their children as a flock;1 their little ones dance about.
They sing to the music of tambourine and harp;2 they make merry to the sound of the flute.3
They spend their years in prosperity4 and go down to the grave5 in peace.6
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone!7 We have no desire to know your ways.8
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'9
But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.10
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