how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know
with regard to all His works
, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them so.
His works go on thus
from year to year for ever, and all the tasks which
they accomplish for Him, and their tasks
change not, but according as God
hath ordained so is it done.
And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and change not
their tasks from His commandments
But ye â€“ ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord, But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words With your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.
Therefore shall ye execrate your days, And the years of your life shall perish, And the years of your destruction
shall be multiplied in eternal execration, And ye shall find no mercy.
In those days ye shall make your names an eternal execration unto all the righteous, b.
And by you shall all
who curse, curse, And all the sinners and godless
shall imprecate by you, c.
And for you the godless there shall be a curse. d.
And all the ... shall rejoice, e.
And there shall be forgiveness of sins, f.
And every mercy and peace and forbearance: g.
There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light. i.
And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation, j.
But on you all shall abide a curse.
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace, b.
And they shall inherit the earth.
And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom, And they shall all live and never again sin, Either through ungodliness or through pride: But they who are wise shall be humble.
And they shall not again transgress, Nor shall they sin all the days of their life, Nor shall they die of (the divine) anger or wrath, But they shall complete the number of the days of their life. And their lives shall be increased in peace, And the years of their joy shall be multiplied, In eternal gladness and peace, All the days of their life.