and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;1 wisdom and power2 are his.
He changes times and seasons;3 he sets up kings4 and deposes5 them. He gives wisdom6 to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.722
He reveals deep and hidden things;8 he knows what lies in darkness,9 and light10 dwells with him.
I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers:11 You have given me wisdom12 and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.13"