XCIV.1-5. ADMONITIONS TO THE RIGHTEOUS.
1And now I say unto you, my sons, love righteousness and walk therein;
2And to certain men of a generation shall the paths of violence and of death be revealed,
3And now I say unto you the righteous:
4But seek and choose for yourselves righteousness and an elect life,
5And hold fast my words in the thoughts of your hearts,
For I know that sinners will tempt men to evilly-entreat wisdom,
XCIV.6-11. WOES FOR THE SINNERS.
6Woe to those who build unrighteousness and oppression
7Woe to those who build their houses with sin;
8Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches,
9Ye have committed blasphemy and unrighteousness,
10Thus I speak and declare unto you:
11And your righteous ones in those days shall be
93:1 And now let me exhort you, my children, to love righteousness, and to walk in it; for the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation; but the paths of iniquity shall suddenly fail, and be diminished.
93:2 To men of note in their generation the paths of oppression and death are revealed; but they keep far from them, and do not follow them.
93:3 Now, too, let me exhort you [who are] righteous, not to walk in the paths of evil and oppression, nor in the paths of death. Approach them not, that you may not perish; but covet,
93:4 And choose for yourselves righteousness, and a good life.
93:5 Walk in the paths of peace, that you may live, and be found worthy. Retain my words in your inmost thoughts, and obliterate them not from your hearts; for I know that sinners counsel men to commit crime craftily. They are not found in every place, nor does every counsel possess a little of them.
93:6 Woe to those who build iniquity and oppression, and who lay the foundation of fraud; for suddenly shall they be subverted, and never obtain peace.
93:7 Woe to those who build up their houses with crime; for from their very foundations shall their houses be demolished, and by the sword shall they [themselves] fall. Those, too, who acquire gold and silver, shall justly and suddenly perish. Woe to you who are rich, for in your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be removed; because you have not remembered the Most High in the days of your prosperity.
93:8 You have committed blasphemy and iniquity; and are destined to the day of the effusion of blood, to the day of darkness, and to the day of the great judgment.
93:9 This I will declare and point out to you, that he who created you will destroy you.
93:10 When you fall, he will not show you mercy; but your Creator will rejoice in your destruction.
93:11 Let those, then, who shall be righteous among you in those days, detest sinners, and the ungodly.
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