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I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
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And I turned myself to behold wisdom and madness and folly. For what [can] the man [do] who comes after the king? [Even] that which has been done long ago.
Then ye shall return and discern between the righteous man and the wicked man, between him who serves God and him who does not serve him.
That the race
1 Samuel 17:50
So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.
2 Samuel 2:18
And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel. And Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.
2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For LORD had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that LORD might bring evil upon A
There is no king saved by the multitude of an army. A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
Therefore pride is as a chain around their neck. Violence covers them as a garment.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
Thus says LORD: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty man glory in his might. Let not the rich man glory in his riches,
Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape. In the north by the river Euphrates they have stumbled and fallen.
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, nor shall the mighty deliver himself.
The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.
I know that, whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him.
Consider the work of God. For who can make that straight, which he has made crooked?
1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so very proudly. Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth, for LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
so that he sets up on high those who are low, and those who mourn are exalted to safety.
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hides his face, who then can behold him? [It is] the same whether to a nation, or to a man,
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against LORD.
Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when LORD does not command it?
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. And none can stay his hand, or say to him, What are thou doing?
in him in whom also we obtained an inheritance. Having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the deliberation of his will.
I have also seen wisdom under the sun this way, and it seemed great to me:
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.
By thy wisdom and by thine understanding thou have gotten thee riches, and have gotten gold and silver into thy treasures.