The righteousperisheth , and no manlayeth it to heart: and mercifulamen are taken away , none considering that the righteous is taken awayfrom the evil to come.
He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.3
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress , the seed of the adulterer and the whore .
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a widemouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,5Enflaming yourselves with idols under every greentree,slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?6
Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?