I destroyed the power of cruel men and rescued their victims.
I always expected to live a long life and to die at home in comfort.
I was like a tree whose roots always have water and whose branches are wet with dew.
Everyone was always praising me, and my strength never failed me.
When I gave advice, people were silent and listened carefully to what I said;
they had nothing to add when I had finished. My words sank in like drops of rain;
everyone welcomed them just as farmers welcome rain in spring.
I smiled on them when they had lost confidence; my cheerful face encouraged them.
I took charge and made the decisions; I led them as a king leads his troops, and gave them comfort in their despair.