Be not thou envious of wicked men, neither crave to be with them;
Burn not with vexation because of evil-doers, Be not envious of the workers of perversity;
Let not thy heart be envious of sinners, only of the reverence of Yahweh, all day long;
So Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the circuit of the Jordan, that the whole of it, was well-watered, - before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the Garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as thou enterest into Zoar.
So the two messengers went in towards Sodom at eventide, Lot, being seated in the gate of Sodom, - so Lot beheld and rose up to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth.
Do not remove, with sinners, my soul, nor, with men of bloodshed, my life;
Be resigned to Yahweh, yea wait with longing for him; Burn not with vexation at him who prospereth in his way, - at the man who doeth wickedness.
If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent;
He that walketh with the wise, becometh wise, but, the friend of dullards, becometh foolish.
Manifest, however, are the works of the flesh, which, indeed, are - fornication, impurity, wantonness,
Or think ye that, in vain, the scripture speaketh? Is it, for envying, that the spirit which hath taken an abode within us doth crave?