and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.”
The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.
“For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.
Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.