God’s inspiration is at work in everyone.
However, there are people in whom divine
inspiration seems to have no effect;
people who commit crimes cold-bloodedly,
and who never rejoice at the sight
of the true and the beautiful.
Even though they may seem to prosper,
their punishment is assured even in this world.
The anxieties and fears that assail them
make their prosperity a bitterness to them.
As for the just, even though their passage
through life is often dogged by misfortune,
the inward satisfaction of obeying divine
inspiration gives them great strength,
and is sufficient reward for them.