Ecclesiasticus / Sirach - Chapter 16 Vs 1-7
1 Do not long for a brood of worthless children, and do not take pleasure in godless sons.
2 However many you have, take no pleasure in them, unless the fear of the Lord lives among them.
5 My eyes have seen many such things, my ears have heard things even more impressive.
6 Fire is kindled in a sinful society, Retribution blazes in a rebellious nation.
7 God did not pardon the giants of old who, confident in their strength, had rebelled.