Yet who can keep from speaking?
and you have strengthened the weak hands.
and you have made firm the feeble knees.
it touches you, and you are dismayed.
and the integrity of your ways your hope?
Or where were the upright cut off?
and sow trouble reap the same.
and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.
the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
and the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
my ear received the whisper of it.
when deep sleep falls on men,
which made all my bones shake.
the hair of my flesh stood up.
but I could not discern its appearance.
A form was before my eyes;
there was silence, then I heard a voice:
Can a man be pure before his Maker?
and his angels he charges with error;
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed before the moth.
they perish for ever without any regarding it.
do they not die, and that without wisdom?’
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