Desire not a multitude of unprofitable children,
Neither delight in ungodly sons.
If they multiply, delight not in them,
Except the fear of the Lord be with them.
Trust not you in their life,
Neither rely on their condition:
For one is better than a thousand;
And to die childless than to have ungodly children.
For from one that has understanding shall a city be peopled;
But a race of wicked men shall be made desolate.
Many such things I have seen with mine eyes;
And mine ear has heard mightier things than these.
In the congregation of sinners shall a fire be kindled;
And in a disobedient nation wrath is kindled.
He was not pacified toward the giants of old time,
Who revolted in their strength.
He spared not those with whom Lot sojourned,
Whom he abhorred for their pride.
He pitied not the people of perdition,
Who were taken away in their sins.
10 And in like manner the six hundred thousand footmen,
Who were gathered together in the hardness of their hearts.
11 Even if there be one stiff-necked person,
It is marvel if he shall be unpunished:
For mercy and wrath are with him;
He is mighty to forgive, and he pours out wrath.
12 As his mercy is great, so is his correction also:
He judges a man according to his works.
13 The sinner shall not escape with his plunder;
And the perseverance of the godly shall not be frustrated.
14 He will make room for every work of mercy;
Each man shall find according to his works. 15-16  Verses
17 Don’t say, I shall be hidden from the Lord;
And who shall remember me from on high?
I shall not be known among so many people;
For what is my soul in a boundless creation?
18 Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens,
The deep, and the earth, shall be moved when he shall visit.
19 The mountains and the foundations of the earth together
Are shaken with trembling, when he looks upon them.
20 And no heart shall think upon these things:
And who shall conceive his ways?
21 And there is a tempest which no man shall see;
Yes, the more part of his works are among hid.
22 Who shall declare the works of his righteousness?
Or who shall endure them?
For his covenant is afar off. The
23 He that is lacking in understanding thinks upon these things;
And an unwise and erring man thinks follies.
24 My son, hearken to me, and learn knowledge,
And give heed to my words with your heart.
25 I will show forth instruction by weight,
And declare knowledge exactly.
26 In the judgement of the Lord are his works from the beginning;
And from the making of them he disposed the parts thereof.
27 He garnished his works for ever,
And the beginnings of them to their generations:
They neither hunger, nor are weary,
And they cease not from their works.
28 No one thrusteth aside his neighbor;
And they shall never disobey his word.
29 After this also the Lord looked upon the earth,
And filled it with his blessings.
30  The The All manner of living things covered the face thereof;
And into it is their return.
+Or,alike workTheword is of very doubtful meaning.1:5+Verses1:55 and 7 are omitted by the best authorities1:7+Verses1:75 and 7 are omitted by the best authorities1:15+1:15Gr.1:15nested.1:18+1:18Gr.health1:18of cure.1:18+The1:18remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.1:21+Verse1:2121 is omitted by the best authorities.1:23+Most1:23authorities read1:23resist.1:23+1:23Or,1:23until1:23his1:23season1:24+1:24Or,1:24until1:24his1:24season1:28+The1:28remainder of this line is omitted by the best authorities.2:4+2:4Gr.in2:4the changes of your humiliation.3:7+The3:7preceding words of this verse are omitted by the best authorities.3:19+Verse3:1919 is omitted by the best authorities.3:25+Most3:25authorities omit verse 25, and transpose the lines in verse 26.3:27+3:27Gr.3:27sins.4:13+4:13Or,4:13she4:19+4:19Gr.to4:19the hands of his fall.4:20+4:20Or,an4:20evil man4:22+4:22Or,be4:22not abashed4:23+4:23Gr.in4:23an occasion of safety.4:23+Most4:23authorities omit this line.4:29+Some4:29authorities read4:29rough.4:31+4:31Or,drawn4:31back5:4+The5:4remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.5:7+A5:7line of this verse is here omitted by the best authorities.5:11+The5:11remainder of this line is omitted by the best authorities.6:4+6:4Or,a6:4rejoicing6:5+6:5Gr.A6:5sweet throat.6:5+6:5Gr.6:5his.6:7+6:7Or,in6:7the time of trial6:14+6:14Or,6:14covert6:15+6:15Gr.6:15weight.6:28+6:28Or,6:28it6:30+Numbers6:3015:38.6:32+6:32Or,6:32shrewd7:9+7:9Or,7:9them7:12+7:12Gr.Plow7:12not.7:15+7:15Gr.7:15created.7:20+7:20Or,7:20soul.7:26+Many7:26authorities omit this line7:26+7:26Or,7:26hated7:36+7:36Or,7:36words8:10+8:10Gr.fire8:10of his flame.8:18+8:18Or,8:18it9:9+A9:9line of this verse is here omitted by the best authorities.9:12+9:12Gr.9:12Hades.9:13+9:13Or,9:13authority10:9+The10:9text here is uncertain.10:9+Two10:9lines of this verse are here omitted by the best authorities.10:19+The10:19MSS. here greatly differ. The rendering represents the most probable text.10:21+Verse10:2121 is omitted by the best authorities.10:27+The10:27Greek text of this verse is uncertain.11:5+11:5Gr.11:5tyrants11:15-16+Verses11:15-1615 and 16 are omitted by the best authorities.12:6+The12:6remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.12:8+12:8Or,12:8punished12:11+12:11Or,it12:11has not utterly rusted him13:13+13:13Gr.along13:13with.13:14+The13:14remainder of verse 13, and verse 14, are omitted by the best authorities.13:22+13:22Or,secrets,13:22and13:25+The13:25remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.14:12+14:12Gr.14:12Hades.14:16+14:16Gr.14:16Hades.14:20+Most14:20authorities readcome14:20to an end.16:15-16+Verses16:15-1615 and 16 are omitted by the best authorities.16:21+16:21Gr.among16:21hidden things.16:22+The16:22remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.16:23+16:23Gr.16:23heart.16:30+The16:30Greek text of this line is uncertain.16:30+16:30Gr.The16:30soul of every living thing.