Contest: The swift is victorious
OK, are you ready? Read over the following verses. The first blog reader to post a comment correctly stating which Bible version the following verses are from, as well as commenting on the main translation issue in the verses will win.
Here are the verses (I'll leave off the references to make the contest a little more difficult):
The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.
A gossip goes around revealing a secret,
but the trustworthy keeps a confidence.
The poor man uses entreaties,
But the rich answers roughly.
The righteous will rejoice
when he sees the retribution;
he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
What the wicked dreads will come to him,
but what the righteous desires will be given to him.
When the wicked dies,
his expectation comes to nothing,
and hope placed in wealth vanishes.
The righteous is rescued from trouble;
in his place, the wicked goes in.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
The rich man is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor who has understanding searches him out.