“The Almighty— we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.
who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
“ Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
“ Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
“Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
“If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
“With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.
“But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.
“Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?”
“Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him; The number of His years is unsearchable.
“Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.
The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
“ Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.
In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.
For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.
Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord God, “ rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but [ deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]
All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.