"Listen to me a little longer, and I will show you that there is more to be said for God.
What I know comes from far away. I will show that my Maker is right.
You can be sure that my words are not false; one who really knows is with you.
"God is powerful, but he does not hate people; he is powerful and sure of what he wants to do.
He will not keep evil people alive, but he gives the poor their rights.
He always watches over those who do right; he sets them on thrones with kings and they are honored forever.
If people are bound in chains, or if trouble, like ropes, ties them up,
God tells them what they have done, that they have sinned in their pride.
God makes them listen to his warning and commands them to change from doing evil.
If they obey and serve him, the rest of their lives will be successful, and the rest of their years will be happy.