But the beings of the righteous are in the hand of Elohim,
And no torture shall touch them.
2 In the eyes of the unwise they seemed to die,
And their departure is taken for misery,
3 And their going from us to be utter destruction:
But they are at peace.
4 For though they are punished in the eyes of men,
Yet their expectancy is full of immortality.
5 And having been discipled a little, they shall be rewarded greatly;
For Elohim proved them, and found them worthy for Himself.
6 He has tried them as gold in the furnace,
And received them as a burnt offering.
7 And in the time of their visitation they shall shine,
And run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
8 They shall judge the nations, and reign over the people,
And their Aḏon shall reign forever.
9 Those that put their trust in Him shall understand the truth;
And those who are trustworthy in love shall abide with Him;
For favour and kindness is upon His qodeshim,
And he looks after His elect.
10 But the wicked shall be punished according to their own schemes,
Who have neglected the righteous, and forsaken 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
11 For whoever despises wisdom and instruction is miserable,
And their expectancy is vain, their labours unfruitful,
And their works unprofitable.
12 Their wives are foolish, and their children wicked;
13 Their offspring are cursed.
Therefore baruḵ is the barren one who is undefiled,
Who has not known the sinful bed;
She shall bear fruit in the visitation of lives.
14 And baruḵ is the eunuch,
who has done no evil with his hands,
Nor devised wickedness against Elohim;
For unto him shall be given the special gift of belief,
And an inheritance more desired by his being in the Hĕyḵal of baruk.
15 For the fruit of good labours is esteemed,
And the root of wisdom shall never fail.
16 As for the children of adulterers,
they shall not come to their perfection,
And the seed of an unrighteous bed shall be uprooted.
17 For though they live long, yet they shall be regarded as naught,
And their end shall be without esteem.
18 Or, if they die quickly, they have no expectancy,
Nor comfort in the day of trial.
19 For the end of the unrighteous generation is terrible.