Psalm 19:2-5 and Wisdom 13:1-9
2 The heavens describe the glory of God, and the firmament announces the work of his hands.
3 Day proclaims the word to day, and night to night imparts knowledge.
4 There are no speeches or conversations, where their voices are not being heard.
5 Their sound has gone forth through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
1 But all men are vain, who are not under the knowledge of God, and who, from these good things that are seen, were not able to understand he who is, nor, by paying attention to the works, did they acknowledge he who was the artisan.
2 Instead, they had considered either the fire, or the air, or the atmosphere, or the circle of stars, or the great sea, or the sun and moon, to be the gods that rule the world.
3 If they, being delighted by such sights, supposed them to be gods, let them know how great the Lord of them is in splendor. For he who created all things is the author of beauty.
4 Or, if they wondered at their power and their effects, let them understand by these things, that he who created them is mightier than they are.
5 For, by the greatness of the creation and its beauty, the creator of these will be able to be seen discernibly.
6 Yet, up to this point, the complaint about this is lesser. For perhaps they made a mistake in this, while desiring and seeking to find God.
7 And, indeed, having some familiarity with him through his works, they search, and they are persuaded, because the things that they are seeing are good.
8 But, then again, neither can their debt be ignored.
9 For, if they were able to know enough so that they could value the universe, how is it they did not easily discover the Lord of it?
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