7 And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.
8 For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers,
9 (For of yesterday we 'are', and we know not, For a shadow 'are' our days on earth.)
10 Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
11 'Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?