However, if righteous people are bound in chains and tangled in ropes of misery,
he tells them what they've done wrong and that they've behaved arrogantly.
He makes them listen to his warning and orders them to turn away from wrong.
"If righteous people listen and serve [him], they will live out their days in prosperity and their years in comfort.
But if they don't listen, they will cross the River [of Death] and die like those who have no knowledge.
But those who have godless hearts remain angry. They don't even call for help when he chains them up.
They die while they're young, or they live on as male prostitutes in the temples of idols.
He rescues suffering people through their suffering, and he opens their ears through distress.
"Yes, he lured you away from the jaws of trouble into an open area where you were not restrained, and your table was covered with rich foods.
But you are given the judgment evil people deserve. A fair judgment will be upheld.
Be careful that you are not led astray with riches. Don't let a large bribe turn you [to evil ways].