Suffer, suffering all for him,
A false god in heaven’s raiment,
Almighty cripple, missing limbs,
Healing those of ample payment.
Resheph alone lays claim to plague:
Not Love, not Light,
Not Benevolence, but Blight
Gives promises empty and vague.
God causes no learning by sting,
Never causes health to elope,
And if to a false hope you cling,
Remember that a false god is nothing.