At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the wild animals of the earth.
For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the wild animals shall be at peace with you.
You shall know that your tent is safe, you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
You shall know that your descendants will be many, and your offspring like the grass of the earth.
You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing floor in its season.
See, we have searched this out; it is true. Hear, and know it for yourself."
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