But if men are bound in chains,1 held fast by cords of affliction,2
he tells them what they have done-- that they have sinned arrogantly.3
He makes them listen4 to correction5 and commands them to repent of their evil.6
If they obey and serve him,7 they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity8 and their years in contentment.9
But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword10 and die without knowledge.11
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