God in the beginning created human beings
and made them subject to their own free choice.
If you choose
you can keep the commandments,
they will save you;
If you trust in God,
you too shall live;
he has set before you fire and water;
to whichever you choose,
stretch forth your hand.
Before man are life and death,
good and evil,
whichever he chooses
shall be given him.
Immense is the wisdom of the Lord;
he is mighty in power and all-seeing.
The eyes of God are on those who fear him;
he understands man’s every deed.
No one does he command to act unjustly,
to none does he give license to sin.