For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.
Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; everyone shall receive of your words.
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there are just men, unto whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men, to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
You have seen it: for you behold mischief and spite, to repay it with your hand: the poor commits himself unto you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
And I set my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is like grasping the wind.
All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongs his life in his wickedness.
I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is one who neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes:)
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Listen, O coastlands, unto me; and hearken, you people, from afar; The LORD has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother has he made mention of my name.
For, behold, I have made you this day a fenced city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are raised up; yea, they that test God are even delivered.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.