Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
That the race
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly; for what shall the man do that cometh after the king? that which hath already been done.
And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.
And ye shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
That the race
1 Samuel 17:50
So David overcame the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and smote the Philistine and killed him; and there was no sword in the hand of David.
2 Samuel 2:18
And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was swift of foot, as one of the gazelles that are in the field.
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. And Jehovah had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order that Jehovah might bring evil upon Absalom.
The king is not saved by the multitude of his forces; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment;
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches:
Let not the swift flee away, neither let the mighty man escape! Toward the north, hard by the river Euphrates, they have stumbled and fallen.
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.
The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.
I know that whatever God doeth, it shall be for ever; there is nothing to be added to it, nor anything to be taken from it; and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what he hath made crooked?
1 Samuel 2:3
Do not multiply your words of pride, let not vain-glory come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Setting up on high those that are low; and mourners are exalted to prosperity.
When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth his face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.
Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded?
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of the heavens, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,
This also have I seen as wisdom under the sun, and it was great unto me.
Even the youths shall faint and shall tire, and the young men shall stumble and fall;
by thy wisdom and by thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures;