for a perishable body weighs down the soul, and this earthy tent burdens the thoughtful mind.
We can hardly guess at what is on earth, and what is at hand we find with labor; but who has traced out what is in the heavens?
Who has learned your counsel, unless you have given wisdom and sent your holy spirit from on high?
And thus the paths of those on earth were set right, and people were taught what pleases you, and were saved by wisdom."
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.