He says to himself, “ I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity.”
But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘ I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the Lord I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain;
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, “I will never be moved.”
“Yet you said, ‘I will be a queen forever.’ These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.
“Come,” they say, “let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.”
Like tangled thorns, And like those who are drunken with their drink, They are consumed As stubble completely withered.
While they are saying, “ Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.