Preparec thy soul for temptation.
G 5 For gold is proved in the fire,
6 Put thy trust in Godp, and He will help thee,
(e) 2:7–11. The Blessedness of those who fear the Lord
(= 3 + 3 distichs).
7 qqYe that fear the Lord, wait for His mercy;
And turn not aside, lest ye fall.
And for eternal gladness and mercyt.
Who ever trusted in the Lord, and was put to shame?
Or who did abide in His fear, and was forsaken?
11 For compassionate and merciful is the Lordw,
(f) 2:12–14. A threefold woe against the faithless
(= 3 distichs)
And unto the sinner that goeth two ways.
Therefore shall it not be sheltered.
14 Woe unto you that have lost your enduranceb,
And what will ye do when the Lord visiteth you?
(g) 2:15–18. The Characteristics of those who fear the Lord
(= 3 + 2 distichs).
For as is His majesty, so also is His mercy,
(h) 3:1–16. On Filial Duty and its Reward
(= 7 × 2 + 1 distichs).
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