For I will not contend for ever, nor will I always be angry; for from me proceeds the spirit, and I have made the breath of life.
Because of the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, I smote him, I hid my face and was angry; but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart.
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and requite him with comfort, creating for his mourners the fruit of the lips.
Peace, peace, to the far and to the near, says the LORD; and I will heal him.
But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot rest, and its waters toss up mire and dirt.
There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)