Sirach 33:10–13

10 All human beings come from the ground,

and humankinda was created out of the dust.

11 In the fullness of his knowledge the Lord distinguished them

and appointed their different ways.

12 Some he blessed and exalted,

and some he made holy and brought near to himself;

but some he cursed and brought low,

and turned them out of their place.

13 Like clay in the hand of the potter,

to be molded as he pleases,

so all are in the hand of their Maker,

to be given whatever he decides.

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