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2 For bwrath killeth the foolish man,
And ||envy slayeth the silly one.
3 cI have seen the foolish taking root:
But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
4 dHis children are far from safety,
And taketh it even out of gthe thorns,
And the robber swalloweth up their hsubstance.
6 Although ||affliction cometh not forth of the dust,
Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
As †the sparks fly upward.
And unto God would I commit my cause:
Marvellous things †without number:
10 kWho giveth rain upon the earth,
And sendeth waters upon the †fields:
11 lTo set up on high those that be low;
That those which mmourn may be exalted to safety.
12 He ndisappointeth the devices of the crafty,
So that their hands ||cannot perform their enterprise.
13 oHe taketh the wise in their own craftiness:
And the counsel of the pfroward is carried headlong.
14 They ||meet with darkness in the daytime,
And qgrope in the noonday as in the night.
15 But rhe saveth the poor from the sword,
From their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
And siniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17 Behold, thappy is the man whom God correcteth:
yHe woundeth, and his hands make whole.
20 cIn famine he shall redeem thee from death:
And in war †from the power of the sword.
Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
gNeither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23 For thou shalt be hin league with the stones of the field:
And hthe beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
24 And thou shalt know ||that thy tabernacle shall be in peace;
And thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not ||sin.
26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in la full age,
Hear it, and know thou it †for thy good.
About King James Version
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