Bible: Eccl 7:12-15

7:12 For wisdom provides 1  protection, 2 

just as 3  money provides protection. 4 

But the advantage of knowledge is this:

Wisdom preserves the life 5  of its owner.

Wisdom Acknowledges God’s Orchestration of Life

7:13 Consider the work of God:

For who can make straight what he has bent?

7:14 In times of prosperity 6  be joyful,

but in times of adversity 7  consider this:

God has made one as well as the other, 8 

so that no one can discover what the future holds. 9 

Exceptions to the Law of Retribution

7:15 During the days of my fleeting life 10  I have seen both 11  of these things:

Sometimes 12  a righteous person dies prematurely 13  in spite of 14  his righteousness,

and sometimes 15  a wicked person lives long 16  in spite of his evil deeds.

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