They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
They said to God, ‘Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?’
Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.
The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying,
‘Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.’
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.
If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent
and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines,
then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.
Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.