It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence,1 for the LORD has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust2-- there may yet be hope.330
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,4 and let him be filled with disgrace.531
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.632
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.733
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.834
To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
to deny a man his rights before the Most High,936
to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?1037
Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?11