Who searcheth out the wisdom of all the ancients,
4 hWho serveth among great men,
And appeareth before princesh;
And his name shall live from generation to generation.
(d) Appendix. 39:12–35. Hymn in praise of creation
15 wO magnify His name,
And acknowledge Him with praisew,
17 (21 c) ccNone may say: This is worse than that;
(21 d) For everything availeth in its seasoncc.
And there is nothing hid from before His eyes.
jAnd there is nothing small or petty with Him;
There is nothing too wonderful or hard for Him.
And He turneth a watered land into salt.
Are water and fire, and iron and salt,
The blood of the grape, oil and clothing.
And appease the spirit of their creatorc.
These also are formed for judgement.
And the avenging sword to exterminate the wicked—
fAll these are created for their uses,
And when I had considered it I set it down in writing:
And praise the name of the Holy One!
(a) 40:1–17. The woes of humanity and the destruction of evil
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