11 I returned (A)and saw under the sun that—

The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and (B)chance happen to them all.

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10 “For you have trusted in your wickedness;
You have said, ‘No one (A)sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have [a]warped you;
And you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’

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  1. Isaiah 47:10 led you astray

(Behold, (A)you are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
With your wisdom and your understanding
You have gained (B)riches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
(C)By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”

‘Therefore thus says the Lord God:

“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,
Behold, therefore, I will bring (D)strangers against you,
(E)The most terrible of the nations;
And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
And defile your splendor.

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