2 In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun.
3 Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to your last.
4 Keep company with God, get in on the best.
5 Open up before God, keep nothing back; he'll do whatever needs to be done:
6 He'll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.
7 Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don't bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.
8 Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes - it only makes things worse.
9 Before long the crooks will be bankrupt; God-investors will soon own the store.
10 Before you know it, the wicked will have had it; you'll stare at his once famous place and - nothing!
11 Down-to-earth people will move in and take over, relishing a huge bonanza.
12 Bad guys have it in for the good guys, obsessed with doing them in.
13 But God isn't losing any sleep; to him they're a joke with no punch line.