For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; 1 he does not let anything he desires 2 escape. 3
“One man dies in his full vigor, 1 completely secure and prosperous,
Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 1 those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 2
I was in peace, and he has shattered me. 1 He has seized me by the neck and crushed me. 2 He has made me his target;
They found fertile and rich pasture; the land was very broad, undisturbed and peaceful. Indeed some Hamites had been living there prior to that.
The Lord says, 1 “Army of Babylon, 2 go and attack a nation that lives in peace and security. They have no gates or walls to protect them. 3 They live all alone.
Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem 1 was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah 2 were also populated?
The sound of a carefree crowd accompanied her, 1 including all kinds of men; 2 even Sabeans 3 were brought from the desert. The sisters 4 put bracelets on their wrists and beautiful crowns on their heads.