He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth [them] in the night, so that they are destroyed.
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth [his] face, who then can behold him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
That the hypocrite may not reign, lest the people should be ensnared.
Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]:
[That which] I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
[Should it be] according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou shalt refuse, or whether thou shalt choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken to me.