Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod?
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
They said to God, ‘Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?’
Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.
The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying,
‘Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.’