11 I again saw under the sun that the (A)race is not to the swift and the (B)battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor (C)wealth to the discerning, nor favor to the skillful; for time and (D)chance overtake them all.

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10 You felt (A)secure in your wickedness and said,
(B)No one sees me,’
Your (C)wisdom and your knowledge, [a]they have led you astray;
For you have said in your heart,
(D)I am, and there is no one besides me.’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:10 Lit it has

Behold, you are wiser than (A)Daniel;
There is no secret that is a match for you!
By your wisdom and understanding
You have acquired (B)riches for yourself
And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
By your great wisdom, by your (C)trade
You have increased your riches,
And your (D)heart is haughty because of your riches—

Therefore this is what the Lord God says:

‘Because you have (E)made your heart
Like the heart of God,
Therefore, behold, I am going to bring (F)strangers against you,
The (G)most ruthless of the nations.
And they will draw their swords
Against the beauty of your wisdom
And profane your splendor.

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