Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Great are the troubles of the upright: but the Lord takes him safely out of them all.
Happy is the man who is guided by you, O Jah, and to whom you give teaching out of your law;
So I have for my heritage months of pain to no purpose, and nights of weariness are given to me.
What profit is it to you to be cruel, to give up the work of your hands, looking kindly on the design of evil-doers?
Why is my pain unending and my wound without hope of being made well? Sorrow is mine, for you are to me as a stream offering false hope and as waters which are not certain.
You only of all the families of the earth have I taken care of: for this reason I will send punishment on you for all your sins.
And you have not kept in mind the word which says to you as to sons, My son, do not make little of the Lord's punishment, and do not give up hope when you are judged by him;
1 Peter 1:6
You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
And goes in the company of evil-doers, walking in the way of sinners?
Among all my troubled thoughts, your comforts are the delight of my soul.
But if you have not that punishment of which we all have our part, then you are not true sons, but children of shame.