He shall flee from the iron weapon, [and] the bow of steel shall strike him through.
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know [it].
His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
For what pleasure [hath] he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
Shall [any] teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices [which] ye wrongfully imagine against me.
For ye say, Where [is] the house of the prince? and where [are] the dwelling places of the wicked?
Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and [how oft] cometh their destruction upon them! [God] distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Lo, their good [is] not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors [are] upon him.
All darkness [shall be] hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.
The increase of his house shall depart, [and his goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
Their houses [are] safe from fear, neither [is] the rod of God upon them.
Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him [what] he hath done?
Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.
He [is] swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: [so doth] the grave [those which] have sinned.
The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.
He evil entreateth the barren [that] beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no [man] is sure of life.
[Though] it be given him [to be] in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes [are] upon their ways.
They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all [other], and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
Your iniquities have turned away these [things], and your sins have withholden good [things] from you.
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, [and] of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein.
And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that [have] no [rain]; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
For the morning [is] to them even as the shadow of death: if [one] know [them, they are in] the terrors of the shadow of death.
In the dark they dig through houses, [which] they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth [his] face.
[Some] remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed [thereof].
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Behold, [as] wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness [yieldeth] food for them [and] for [their] children.
They reap [every one] his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that [they have] no covering in the cold.
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
They cause [him] to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf [from] the hungry;
[Which] make oil within their walls, [and] tread [their] winepresses, and suffer thirst.
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly [to them].
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty.
He runneth upon him, [even] on [his] neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on [his] flanks.
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, [and] in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
For the congregation of hypocrites [shall be] desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
He wandereth abroad for bread, [saying], Where [is it]? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
If his children be multiplied, [it is] for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
For [God] shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
[Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
The wicked man travaileth with pain all [his] days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
A dreadful sound [is] in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
The gin shall take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber shall prevail against him.
The snare [is] laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, [though] he hide it under his tongue;
[Though] he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
[Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it] down: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [therein].
Because he hath oppressed [and] hath forsaken the poor; [because] he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
The eye also [which] saw him shall [see him] no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
[Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where [is] he?
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
It shall devour the strength of his skin: [even] the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
They that come after [him] shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
Surely such [are] the dwellings of the wicked, and this [is] the place [of him that] knoweth not God.
That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
[When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.