You'll shrug off disaster and famine, and stroll fearlessly among wild animals.
You'll be on good terms with rocks and mountains; wild animals will become your good friends.
You'll know that your place on earth is safe, you'll look over your goods and find nothing amiss.
You'll see your children grow up, your family lovely and lissome as orchard grass.
You'll arrive at your grave ripe with many good years, like sheaves of golden grain at harvest.
"Yes, this is the way things are - my word of honor! Take it to heart and you won't go wrong." Job Replies to Eliphaz
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