1 The Lord created man from the earth and let him return to earth. 2 He settled a fixed time for them and a set number of days, giving them power over every thing on earth. 3 He endowed them with a strength like his own, making them in his own image.
4 He put the fear of them in all living things, thus they had mastery over the animals and birds. 6 He endowed them with knowledge
7 He filled them with wisdom and knowledge
11 He gave them revealed knowledge as well and handed over to them the Law of life. 12 He established an everlasting covenant with them and let them know his judgments.
13 Human eyes saw the splendor of the Glory of God
15 Their conduct is always before the Lord
17 He has placed a leader over each nation, but Israel is the Lords own portion.
19 Their deeds are as clear as the sun to him, he always observes their ways.
20 Their misdeeds cannot be hidden from him, all their sins are before the Lord.
22 He holds a mans almsgiving dear as a priceless signet ring
23 One day he will rise and reward them
24 He allows those who repent to return
25 Be converted to the Lord and give up your sins, plead with him to lessen your offense.
26 Return to the Almighty, turn aside from wrongdoing and totally detest evil.
27 For who in the grave will praise the Almighty, if the living do not give him glory?
28 The dead man is as if he did not exist and cannot give praise
29 How great is the mercy of the Lord and his forgiveness for those who turn to him!
30 Man cannot have everything in his power since he is not immortal.
31 What is brighter than the sun? Yet it disappears. Man is no more than flesh and blood, yet he thinks of doing evil. 32 While the sun surveys the stars in the lofty sky, human beings remain dust and ashes.