Think ye of the Lord with a good mind,
And in singleness of heart seek ye him;
And is manifested to them that do not distrust him.
And the supreme Power, when it is brought to the proof, putteth to confusion the foolish:
Nor dwell in a body held in pledge by sin.
And will start away from thoughts that are without understanding,
And will be scared away when unrighteousness approacheth.
The sinner cannot escape punishment: his very words are known.
And she will not hold a blasphemer guiltless for his lips;
And is a true overseer of his heart,
And a hearer of his tongue:
And that which holdeth all things together hath knowledge of every voice.
Neither shall Justice, when it punisheth, pass him by.
And the report of his words shall come unto the Lord
For the punishment of his lawless deeds:
And the noise of murmurings is not hid.
And refrain your tongue from blasphemy;
Because no secret utterance shall go forth with impunity,
And a mouth that lieth destroyeth the soul.
God does not willingly afflict men: they bring punishment and death upon themselves.
Neither draw upon yourselves destruction by the works of your hands:
Neither delighteth he when the living perish:
And the products of the world are healthsome,
And there is no poison of destruction in them:
Nor hath Hades royal dominion upon earth;
Deeming him a friend they were consumed with love of him,
And they made a covenant with him,
Because they are worthy to be of his portion.
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