and turned him back to it again.
2 He gave to menm few days, a limited time,
but granted them authority over the things upon the earth.n
3 He endowed them with strength like his own,o
and made them in his own image.
4 He placed the fear of themp in all living beings,
and granted them dominion over beasts and birds.*
6 He made for themr tongue and eyes;
he gave them ears and a mind for thinking.
and showed them good and evil.
to show them the majesty of his works.*
to proclaim the grandeur of his works.
and allotted to them the law of life.
and showed them his judgments.
and their ears heard the glory of his voice.
14 And he said to them, “Beware of all unrighteousness.”t
And he gave commandment to each of them concerning his neighbor.
they will not be hid from his eyes.u
but Israel is the Lord’s own portion.*
and his eyes are continually upon their ways.
and all their sins are before the Lord.w
22 A man’s almsgiving is like a signet with the Lordx
and he will keep a person’s kindness like the apple of his eye.
and he will bring their recompense on their heads.
and he encourages those whose endurance is failing.
pray in his presence and lessen your offenses.
26 Return to the Most High and turn away from iniquity,y
and hate abominations intensely.
as do those who are alive and give thanks?
he who is alive and well sings the Lord’s praises.
and his forgiveness for those who turn to him!
30 For all things cannot be in men,z
since a son of man is not immortal.
31 What is brighter than the sun? Yet its light fails.a
So flesh and blood devise evil.
but all men are dust and ashes.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.