13 As a father is compassionate to his sons, so has the Lord been compassionate to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our form. He has called to mind that we are dust.
15 Man: his days are like hay. Like the flower of the field, so will he flourish.
16 For the spirit in him will pass away, and it will not remain, and he will know his place no longer.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity, and even unto eternity, upon those who fear him. And his justice is with the sons of the sons,
18 with those who serve his covenant and have been mindful of his commandments by doing them.
1 God created man from the earth, and he made him according to his own image.
2 And he returned him again to it, and he clothed him with virtue according to himself.
3 He gave him the number and time of his days, and he gave him authority over all the things that are upon the earth.
4 He placed the fear of him over all flesh, and he had dominion over wild beasts and flying things.
5 He created from him a helper, similar to himself. He gave them counsel, and language, and sight, and hearing, and a heart, in order to think. And he filled them with the discipline of understanding.
6 He created within them the knowledge of the spirit. He filled their heart with understanding, and he showed them both good and evil.
7 He set his eye upon their hearts, to reveal to them the greatness of his works,
8 so that they might highly praise the name of sanctification, and give glory to his wonders, so that they might declare the greatness of his works.
9 In addition, he gave them discipline and the law of life, as their inheritance.
10 He established an eternal covenant with them, and he revealed to them his justice and judgments.
11 And their eye saw the greatness of his honor, and their ears heard the honor of his voice, and he said to them: "Beware of all iniquity."
12 And he commanded each one concerning his neighbor.
13 Their ways are always in his sight; they are not hidden from his eyes.
14 Over each and every people, he has appointed a ruler.
15 And Israel was made to be the manifest portion of God.
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