"So listen to me,1 you men of understanding.2 Far be it from God to do evil,3 from the Almighty to do wrong.4
He repays a man for what he has done;5 he brings upon him what his conduct deserves.6
It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,7 that the Almighty would pervert justice.8
Who appointed9 him over the earth? Who put him in charge of the whole world?10
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit11 and breath,12
all mankind would perish13 together and man would return to the dust.14
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