the Almighty, who has made me unhappy,
and God’s breath of life is in my nose,
and my tongue will not tell a lie.
until I die, I will never stop saying I am innocent.
My conscience will never bother me.
my foes like those who are wrong.
when God takes their life away?
when trouble comes to them.
even though they call out to God all the time.
and will not hide the ways of the Almighty.
So why are we having all this talk that means nothing?
and what the Almighty will give to cruel people:
Their children who are left will never have enough to eat.
and the widows will not even cry for them.
and have so many clothes they are like piles of clay.
and the innocent will divide up their silver.
like a hut that a guard builds.
but they are rich for the last time;
when they open their eyes, everything is gone.
and a storm snatches them away in the night.
because it sweeps them out of their place.
as they try to run away from its power.
it will whistle at them as they run from their place.
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