Let my shoulder fall from the socket, And my 1arm be broken off at the elbow.
"For 2calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of 3His majesty I can do nothing.
"If I have put my confidence in 4gold, And called fine gold my trust,
If I have 5gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;
If I have 6looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,
And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
That too would have been 7an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have 8denied God above .
"Have I 9rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
"No, 10I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in 11a curse.
"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been 12satisfied with his meat '?
"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
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