WAIT in hope, you righteous; for suddenly shall sinners perish from before you, and you shall exercise dominion over them, according to your will. In the day of the sufferings of sinners your offspring shall be elevated, and lifted up like eagles. Your nest shall be more exalted than that of the avest; you shall ascend, and enter into the cavities of the earth, and into the clefts of the rocks forever, like conies, from the sight of the wicked; Who shall groan over you, and weep like sirens. You shall not fear those who trouble you; for restoration shall be yours; a splendid light shall shine around you, and the voice of tranquility shall be heard from heaven. Woe to you, sinners; for your wealth makes you resemble qodeshiym, but your hearts reproach you, that you are sinners. This word shall testify against you, for the remembrance of crime. Woe to you who feed upon the glory of the grain, and drink the strength of the deepest spring, and in your power tread down the humble. Woe to you who drink water at pleasure; for suddenly shall you be recompensed, consumed, and withered, because you have forsaken the foundation of life. Woe to you who act iniquitously, fraudulently, and blasphemously; there shall be a remembrance against you for evil. Woe to you, powerful, who with power strike down righteousness; for the day of your destruction shall come; at that very time many and good days shall be the portion of the righteous, at the period of your judgment.
THE righteous are confident that sinners will be disgraced, and perish in the day of iniquity. You shall yourselves be conscious of it; for EL ELYON will remember your destruction, and the angels shall rejoice over it. What will you do sinners? And where will you fly in the day of judgment, when you shall hear the words of the prayer of the righteous? You are not like them who in this respect witness against you; you are associates of sinners. In those days shall the prayers of the righteous come up before YAHUAH. When the day of your judgment shall arrive; and every circumstance of your iniquity be related before the great and the Holy One; Your faces shall be covered with shame; while every deed, strengthened by crime, shall be rejected. Woe unto you, sinners, who in the midst of the sea, and on dry land, are those against whom an evil record exists. Woe to you who squander silver and gold, not obtained in righteousness, and say, We are rich, possess wealth, and have acquired everything which we can desire. Now then will we do whatsoever we are disposed to do; for we have amassed silver; our barns are full, and the husbandmen of our families are like overflowing water. Like water shall your falsehood pass away; for your wealth will not be permanent, but shall suddenly ascend from you, because you have obtained it all iniquitously; to extreme malediction shall you be delivered up. And now I swear to you, crafty, as well as simple ones; that you, often contemplating the earth, you men, clothe yourselves more elegantly than married women, and both together more so than a woman and more colored than a girl, everywhere in majesty, in magnificence, in authority, and in silver: but gold, purple, honour, and wealth, like water, flow away. Erudition therefore and wisdom are not theirs. Thus shall they perish, together with their riches, with all their glory, and with their honours; While with disgrace, with slaughter, and in extreme penury, shall their ruachoth be thrust into a furnace of fire. I have sworn to you, sinners, that neither mountain nor hill has been or shall be subservient to woman. Neither in this way has crime been sent down to us upon earth, but men of their own heads have invented it; and greatly shall those who give it efficiency be execrated. Barrenness shall not be previously inflicted on woman; but on account of the w