The righteousmanperishes, and noman1takes it to heart ; And devoutmen are takenaway, while nooneunderstands. For the righteousman is takenaway from 2evil,
He enters into peace ; They rest in their abeds, Each one who 3walked in his uprightway.
"But comehere, you sons of a 4sorceress, 5Offspring of an adulterer and ba 6prostitute.
4"Againstwhom do you jest ? Againstwhom do you openwide your mouth And stick out your tongue ? Are you not children of 7rebellion, Offspring of deceit,
Who inflame yourselves among the c8oaks, 9Undereveryluxurianttree, Who 10slaughter the children in the dravines, Under the clefts of the crags ?
"Among the e11smooth stones of the fravine Is your portion, gthey are your lot ; Even to them you have 12poured out a drinkoffering, You have made a grain offering. Shall I h13relentconcerningthesethings ?
"Upon a 14high and loftymountain You have 15made your bed. You alsowent up there to offersacrifice.
8"Behind the door and the doorpost You have set up your sign ; Indeed, far removed from Me, you have 16uncovered yourself, And have gone up and made your bedwide. And you have made an agreement for yourself with them, You have loved their ibed, You have looked on their jmanhood.
"You have journeyed to the king with oil And increased your perfumes ; You have 17sent your envoys a great distance And made them godown to kSheol.