Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,
Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.
Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?
Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven.
Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden?
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream,
Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us?
Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn,
[Saying], Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed.