Wisdom of Solomon 9:13–18

13 For who can learn the counsel of God?

Or who can discern what the Lord wills?

14 For the reasoning of mortals is worthless,

and our designs are likely to fail;

15 for a perishable body weighs down the soul,

and this earthy tent burdens the thoughtfulc mind.

16 We can hardly guess at what is on earth,

and what is at hand we find with labor;

but who has traced out what is in the heavens?

17 Who has learned your counsel,

unless you have given wisdom

and sent your holy spirit from on high?

18 And thus the paths of those on earth were set right,

and people were taught what pleases you,

and were saved by wisdom.”

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