1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 The harm of inconsideration. 3 The end of the wicked is misery. 6 God is to be regarded in affliction. 17 The happy end of God's correction.
5:1 ¶ Call now, if there be any that will answer thee, and turn to some of the saints.
5:2 Anger indeed killeth the foolish, and envy slayeth the little one.
5:3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.
5:4 His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.
5:5 Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.
5:6 Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.
5:7 Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.
5:8 Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:
5:9 Who doth great things, and unsearchable and wonderful things without number:
5:10 Who giveth rain upon the face of the earth, and watereth all things with waters:
5:11 Who setteth up the humble on high, and comforteth with health those that mourn.
5:12 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:
5:13 Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:
5:14 They shall meet with darkness in the day, and grope at noonday as in the night.
5:15 But he shall save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent.
5:16 And to the needy there shall be hope, but iniquity shall draw in her mouth.
5:17 Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord.
5:18 For he woundeth, and cureth: he striketh, and his hands shall heal.
5:19 In six troubles he shall deliver thee, and in the seventh, evil shall not touch thee.
5:20 In famine he shall deliver thee from death; and in battle, from the hand of the sword.
5:21 Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt not fear calamity when it cometh.
5:22 In destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: and thou shalt not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
5:23 But thou shalt have a covenant with the stones of the lands, and the beasts of the earth shall be at peace with thee.
5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle is in peace, and visiting thy beauty, thou shalt not sin.
5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be multiplied, and thy offspring like the grass of the earth.
5:26 Thou shalt enter into the grave in abundance, as a heap of wheat is brought in its season.
5:27 Behold, this is even so, as we have searched out: which thou having heard, consider it thoroughly in thy mind.
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