17 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?(A)
    Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?(B)
18 If God places no trust in his servants,(C)
    if he charges his angels with error,(D)
19 how much more those who live in houses of clay,(E)
    whose foundations(F) are in the dust,(G)
    who are crushed(H) more readily than a moth!(I)
20 Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces;
    unnoticed, they perish forever.(J)
21 Are not the cords of their tent pulled up,(K)
    so that they die(L) without wisdom?’(M)

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13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;(A)
    let God, not a man, refute(B) him.’

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23 This is what the Lord says:

“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom(A)
    or the strong boast of their strength(B)
    or the rich boast of their riches,(C)

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