12 Come forward, sons. Listen to me. I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
13 Which is the man who wills life, who chooses to see good days?
14 Prohibit your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
15 Turn away from evil, and do good. Inquire about peace, and pursue it.
16 The eyes of the Lord are on the just, and his ears are with their prayers.
17 But the countenance of the Lord is upon those who do evil, to perish the remembrance of them from the earth.
18 The just cried out, and the Lord heard them, and he freed them from all their tribulations.
19 The Lord is near to those who are troubled in heart, and he will save the humble in spirit.
20 Many are the afflictions of the just, but from them all the Lord will free them.
21 The Lord preserves all of their bones, not one of them shall be broken.
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