Both riches and honour come of thee
Whatever of either the children of men have is not owing to their merits, nor to their diligence and industry, and wise conduct, but to the providence of God, ( Ecclesiastes 9:11 ) ( Psalms 75:6 Psalms 75:7 ) so the gods with the Heathens are said F15 to be givers of riches:
and thou reignest over all;
govern the world by wisdom, and dispose all things in it for the best:
in thine hand is power and might;
to do whatsoever he pleaseth:
and in thine hand it is to make great;
in worldly things, and so in spiritual:
and to give strength unto all;
against their enemies, and to do the will and work of God; of all which David had had an experience.
F15 (ploutodotai) , Hesiod. Opera, ver. 124. see ver. 316.