The text begins with a fairly standard introduction, followed by poetic language that contrasts the apparent prosperity of nobles with the true good fortune of those who follow God.
2. Instructor: Hebrew, maskil, a privileged role of leadership in the Dead Sea Scroll community.
3. Bequeath: Or, "cause you to inherit."
5. To be blessed: Literally, "May he bless..." We prefer "to be blessed" because the original Hebrew ends with the verb "bless," and we want to do the same in our English translation.