He shall break in pieces many and innumerable, and shall make others to stand in their stead.
For he knoweth their works: and therefore he shall bring night on them, and they shall be destroyed.
He hath struck them, as being wicked, in open sight.
Who as it were on purpose have revolted from him, and would not understand all his ways:
So that they caused the cry of the needy to come to him, and he heard the voice of the poor.
For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?
Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people?
Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn.
If I have erred, teach thou me: if I have spoken iniquity, I will add no more.
Doth God require it of thee, because it hath displeased thee? for thou begannest to speak, and not I: but if thou know any thing better, speak.
Let men of understanding speak to me, and let a wise man hearken to me.