But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek [it] out, yet he shall not find [it]; yea further; though a wise [man] think to know [it], yet shall he not be able to find [it].
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man [is] great upon him.
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it [was] far from me.
For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what [is] man the better?
He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Also, [that] the soul [be] without knowledge, [it is] not good; and he that hasteth with [his] feet sinneth.
But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant.
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so [are] the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 2:10
But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: and [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
[Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it.
[Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
Teach us what we shall say unto him; [for] we cannot order [our speech] by reason of darkness.
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where [is] the place of understanding?
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
But where shall wisdom be found? and where [is] the place of understanding?
For vain man would be wise, though man be born [like] a wild ass's colt.
[It is] as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life.
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
He hath taken a bag of money with him, [and] will come home at the day appointed.
For the goodman [is] not at home, he is gone a long journey:
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved [works], with fine linen of Egypt.
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
[I have] peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
So she caught him, and kissed him, [and] with an impudent face said unto him,
Now [is she] without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
(She [is] loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
(For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)