And heavy is the yoke upon the sons of men—
From the day that he cometh forth from his mother’s womb,
And watchfulness for the future, till the day of his death!d
Yea and upon the ungodly sevenfoldr:
But what is true abideth for every.
And righteousness is established for aye.
(b) 40:18–27. The fear of the Lord is the greatest of all good things
(= 10 + 2 distichs).
pBut better than both is he that findeth wisdom.
But more than both doth righteousness deliver.
But better than both is the fear of Godd.
In the fear of Jahveh there is no want,
(c) 40:28–30. A beggar’s life no life at all
(= 3 + 1 distichs).
His life is not to be reckoned as a life:
But inwardly it burneth as fire.
(d) 41:1–4. Two views on death
The Greek Version
The Syriac Version
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