Who madest all things by thy word;
That he should have dominion over the creatures that were made by thee,
And execute judgement in uprightness of soul;
And reject me not from among thy servants;
A man weak and short-lived,
And of small power to understand judgement and laws.
Yet if the wisdom that cometh from thee be not with him, he shall be held in no account.
And to do judgement for thy sons and daughters.
And an altar in the city of thy habitation,
A copy of the holy tabernacle which thou preparedst aforehand from the beginning.
And was present when thou wast making the world,
And which understandeth what is pleasing in thine eyes,
And what is right according to thy commandments.
And from the throne of thy glory bid her come,
That being present with me she may toil with me,
And that I may learn what is well-pleasing before thee.
And in my doings she shall guide me in ways of soberness,
And she shall guard me in her glory.
And I shall judge thy people righteously,
And I shall be worthy of my father’s throne.
Or who shall conceive what the Lord willeth?
And our devices are prone to fail.
And the earthy frame lieth heavy on the mind that is full of cares.
And the things that are close at hand we find with labour;
But the things that are in the heavens who ever yet traced out?
And sentest thy holy spirit from on high?
And men were taught the things that are pleasing unto thee;
And through wisdom were they saved.
The work of wisdom in history from Adam to Moses.