And I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
Then I said: 'I shall die with my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the phoenix;
My root shall be spread out to the waters, and the dew shall lie all night upon my branch;
My glory shall be fresh in me, and my bow shall be renewed in my hand.'
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel.
After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
I chose out their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.