are witnesses of evil against their parents when God examines them.c
or measured by number of years;
and a blameless life is ripe old age.
and while living among sinners were taken up.
or guile deceive their souls.
and roving desire perverts the innocent mind.
therefore he took them quickly from the midst of wickedness.
or take such a thing to heart,
that God’s grace and mercy are with his elect,
and that he watches over his holy ones.
16 The righteous who have died will condemn the ungodly who are living,
and youth that is quickly perfectedd will condemn the prolonged old age of the unrighteous.
and will not understand what the Lord purposed for them,
and for what he kept them safe.
18 The unrighteouse will see, and will have contempt for them,
but the Lord will laugh them to scorn.
After this they will become dishonored corpses,
and an outrage among the dead forever;
and shake them from the foundations;
they will be left utterly dry and barren,
and they will suffer anguish,
and the memory of them will perish.
20 They will come with dread when their sins are reckoned up,
and their lawless deeds will convict them to their face.
Gk at their examination