Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there.
The enemy said: "I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil. My desire will be gratified at their expense. I will draw my sword; my hand will destroy them."
But You blew with Your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
When Pharaoh's horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.
the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
Though his arrogance reaches heaven, and his head touches the clouds,
he will vanish forever like his own dung. Those who know him will ask, "Where is he?"
He will fly away like a dream and never be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.
The eye that saw him will see [him] no more, and his household will no longer see him.
His children will beg from the poor, for his own hands must give back his wealth.
His bones may be full of youthful vigor, but it will lie down with him in the grave.
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth and he conceals it under his tongue,
though he cherishes it and will not let it go but keeps it in his mouth,
yet the food in his stomach turns into cobras' venom inside him.
He swallows wealth but must vomit it up; God will force it from his stomach.
He will suck the poison of cobras; a viper's fangs will kill him.
He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming [it]; he doesn't enjoy the profits from his trading.
For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he does not escape his desires.
Nothing is left for him to consume; therefore, his prosperity will not last.
At the height of his success distress will come to him; the full weight of misery will crush him.
When he fills his stomach, God will send His burning anger against him, raining [it] down on him while he is eating.
If he flees from an iron weapon, [an arrow from] a bronze bow will pierce him.
He pulls it out of his back, the flashing tip out of his liver. Terrors come over him.
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned [by human hands] will consume him; it will feed on what is left in his tent.
The heavens will expose his iniquity, and the earth will rise up against him.
The possessions in his house will be removed, flowing away on the day of God's anger.
This is the wicked man's lot from God, the inheritance God ordained for him.
Therefore the Lord God of Hosts will inflict an emaciating disease on the well-fed of Assyria, and He will kindle a burning fire under its glory.
Israel's Light will become a fire, and its Holy One, a flame. In one day it will burn up Assyria's thorns and thistles.
He will completely destroy the glory of its forests and orchards as a sickness consumes a person.
The remaining trees of its forest will be so few in number that a child could count them.
The populace began to shout, "It's the voice of a god and not of a man!"
At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.