Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.
The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.
The enemy said, 'I will pursue. I will overtake. I will divide the spoil. My desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man shall perish,
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail. They shall have no way to flee. Their hope shall be the giving up of the spirit."
His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish.
Will you yet say before him who kills you, I am God? but you are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds you.
I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'