So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I am not able to come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you all?"
Whatever your hand finds to do--do [it] with [all] your might; for in Sheol--where you are going--no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything.
"Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
It is necessary [for] us to do the deeds of the one who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work!
Practice these [things]. Be [diligent] in these [things], in order that your progress may be evident to everyone.