9 “O God of my ancestors and Lord of mercy,
who have made all things by your word,
to have dominion over the creatures you have made,
and pronounce judgment in uprightness of soul,
and do not reject me from among your servants.
5 For I am your servanta the son of your serving girl,
a man who is weak and short-lived,
with little understanding of judgment and laws;
will be regarded as nothing without the wisdom that comes from you.
and to be judge over your sons and daughters.
and an altar in the city of your habitation,
a copy of the holy tent that you prepared from the beginning.
and was present when you made the world;
she understands what is pleasing in your sight
and what is right according to your commandments.
and from the throne of your glory send her,
that she may labor at my side,
and that I may learn what is pleasing to you.
and she will guide me wisely in my actions
and guard me with her glory.
and I shall judge your people justly,
and shall be worthy of the throneb of my father.
Or who can discern what the Lord wills?
and our designs are likely to fail;
and this earthy tent burdens the thoughtfulc mind.
and what is at hand we find with labor;
but who has traced out what is in the heavens?
unless you have given wisdom
and sent your holy spirit from on high?
and people were taught what pleases you,
and were saved by wisdom.”
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