Let my shoulderfall from the asocket, And my 1arm be brokenoffbat the elbow.
"For 2calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of 3His cmajesty I candonothing.
24"If I have put my confidence in 4gold, And calledfinegold my trust,
25If I have 5gloatedbecause my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much ;
26If I have 6looked at the dsunwhen it shone Or the moongoing in splendor,
And my heartbecamesecretlyenticed, And my handethrew a kiss from my mouth,
That too would have been 7an iniquity calling for fjudgment, For I would have 8deniedGodabove .
"Have I 9rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or gexultedwhenevilbefell him?
"hNo, 10I have not iallowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in 11a curse.
"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can jfind one who has not been 12satisfied with his meat '?
"The alien has not lodgedoutside, For I have opened my doors to the ktraveler.