Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.