“Yet the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will be stronger
and stronger” (Job 17:9).
Men are losing their grip on life,
Provocation on all sides.
Wise men can’t be found.
When beds are made in darkness
Corruption has become their father.
It is time for the innocent
To be astonished by this and
Stir up himself against the hypocrite.
O that one might plead for a man with God,
So the righteous may hold onto their way
And the light of the wicked put out—
The spark of his fire die.
The way of the wicked is slippery
And sin is a reproach, devouring strength;
But he that hath clean hands
Shall be stronger