In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; and their departure is taken for misery,
and their going from us to be utter destruction; but they are in peace.
For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded; for God proved them, and found them worthy for Himself.
As gold in the furnace hath He tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people; and their Lord shall reign for ever.
They that put their trust in Him shall understand the truth; and such as be faithful in love shall abide with Him; for grace and mercy are to His saints,and He hath care for His elect.
But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations; they have neglected the righteous and forsaken the Lord.
For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is miserable and their hope is vain, their labors unfruitful and their works unprofitable.
Their wives are foolish, and their children wicked;