It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.122
Destructiona2 and Death3 say, 'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.'
God understands the way to it and he alone4 knows where it dwells,524
for he views the ends of the earth6 and sees everything under the heavens.725
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,826
when he made a decree for the rain9 and a path for the thunderstorm,1027
then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.1128
And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil12 is understanding.13' "