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    1:12    “YHWH said to Satan, ‘Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a
                hand on his person’ ”
    1:21    “YHWH gave, and YHWH has taken away; blessed be the name of YHWH”
    2:6      “YHWH said to Satan, ‘Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life’ ”
    2:10    “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”
    5:10    “He gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields”
    12:9    “Who among all these does not know that the hand of YHWH has done this”
    12:19  “in whose hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind”
    12:19  “He leads princes away plundered, and overthrows the mighty”
    12:23  “He makes nations great and destroys them; He enlarges nations and guides them”
    14:5    “since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You; You have
                appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass”
    23:13   “He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires,
                that He does”
    23:14   “For He performs what is appointed for me, and many such things are with Him”
    24:22   “God draws the mighty away with His power; He raises up”
    26:12   “He stirs up the sea with His power, and by His understanding He breaks up the storm”
    28:26   “He made a law for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt”
    31:4     “Does He not see my ways and count all my steps”
    33:13   “Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an accounting of any
                of His words”
    34:10   “Far be it from God to do wickedness and from the Almighty to commit iniquity”
    34:12   “Surely God will never do wickedly, nor will the Almighty pervert justice”
    35:14   “Although you say you do not see Him, yet justice is before Him; and you must wait
                for Him”
    36:26   “Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him”
    36:32   “He covers His hands with lightning, and commands it to strike”
    37:5-6  “God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot
                comprehend. For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; likewise to the gentle
                rain and the heavy rain of His strength”
    37:10   “By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen”
    37:13   “He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy”
    38:4     “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”
    38:12   “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn
                to know its place”
    38:22   “Have you entered the treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail”
    38:23   “which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war”
    40:2     “Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him? He who rebukes God,
                let him answer it”
    40:8-9  “Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be
                justified? Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His?”
    42:2     “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld
                from You”
    42:10   “YHWH restored Job’s losses . . . indeed YHWH gave Job twice as much as he
                had before”
    42:12   “YHWH blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning”


    2:4      “YHWH is King forever and ever”
    10:16   “YHWH is King forever and ever”
    11:4     “YHWH’s throne is in heaven”
    18:34   “He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze”
    22:28   “He rules over the nations”
    25:4-5  “Teach me your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me”
    29:10   “YHWH sits as King forever”
    31:15   “My times are in Your hands”
    33:10   “YHWH brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the
                peoples of no effect”
    33:11   “the counsel of YHWH stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations”
    33:12   “blessed is the nation whose God is YHWH, the people He has chosen as His own
    33:13   “YHWH looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men”
    33:15   “He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works”
    37:23   “The steps of a good man are ordered by YHWH, and He delights in his way”
    45:6     “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter
                of Your kingdom”
    46:8     “Come, behold the works of YHWH, who has made desolations in the earth”
    47:2     “He is a great King over all the earth”
    47:6     “Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King sing praises!”
    47:7     “For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding”
    47:8     “God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne”
    65:4     “Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your
    66:5     “Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men”
    66:7     “He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations”
    74:12   “God is my King from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth”
    74:16   “The day is yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun”
    74:17   “You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter”
    75:6-7  “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south.
                But God is the Judge: He puts down one and exalts another”
    76:10   “Surely the wrath of man shall praise You”
    76:12   “He shall cut off the spirit of princes; He is awesome to the kings of the earth”
    76:12   “Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt”
    78:13   “He divided the sea and caused them to pass through”
    78:14   “In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, and all the night with a light of fire”
    78:68   “But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved”
    78:70   “He also chose David His servant”
    89:9     “You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them”
    92:5     “YHWH, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep”
    93:1     “YHWH reigns, He is clothed with majesty . . . surely the world is established,
                so that it cannot be moved”
    93:2     “Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting”
    94:12   “blessed is the man whom You instruct, YHWH, and teach out of Your law”
    95:3     “For YHWH is the great God, and the great King above all gods”
    96:10   “Say among the nations, ‘YHWH reigns’ ”
    97:1     “YHWH reigns; let the earth rejoice”
    97:2     “righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne”
    97:9     “For You, YHWH are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods”
    98:6     “Shout joyfully before YHWH, the King”
    99:1     “YHWH reigns; let the peoples tremble”
    99:4     “The King’s strength also loves justice”
    103:19  “YHWH has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all”
    104:4    “Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire”
    104:14  “He causes the grass to grow for the cattle and vegetation for the service of man”
    104:19  “He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down”
    104:21  “the young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God”
    104:24  “YHWH, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all.
                The earth is full of Your possessions”
    104:27  “These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season”
    104:29  “You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust”
    105:16  “He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread”
    105:25  “He turned their heart to hate His people, to deal craftily with His servants”
    105:34  “He spoke and locusts came, young locusts without number”
    107:29  “He calms the storm, so that its waves are still”
    107:33  “He turns rivers into a wilderness and the watersprings into dry ground”
    107:35  “He turns a wilderness into pools of water and dry land into watersprings”
    115:3   “But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases”
    127:1   “Unless YHWH builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless
                YHWH guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain”
    127:3   “Behold, children are a heritage from YHWH, the fruit of the womb is a reward”
    135:6   “Whatever YHWH pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas
                and in all deep places”
    135:7   “He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning
                for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries”
    135:8   “He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast”
    135:10  “He defeated many nations and slew mighty kings”
    139:13  “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb”
    139:14  “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works,
                and that my soul knows very well”
    139:15  “My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret”
    139:16  “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they all were
                 written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them”
    144:1   “blessed be YHWH my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle”
    146:10  “YHWH shall reign forever”
    147:4   “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name”
    147:6   “YHWH lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground”
    147:15  “He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly”
    147:16  “He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes”
    147:17  “He casts out His hail like morsels; who can stand before His cold”
    147:18  “He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters
    147:19  “He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel”
    147:20  “He has not dealt thus with any nation; and as for His judgments,
                they have not known them”
    148:8   “fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling His word”


    3:19-20“YHWH by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established
                the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down
                the dew”
    16:1     “The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue
                 is from YHWH”
    16:4     “YHWH has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of doom”
    16:9     “A man’s heart plans his way, but YHWH directs his steps”
    16:33   “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from YHWH”
    19:21   “There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless
                YHWH’s counsel—that will stand”
    20:24   “A man’s steps are of YHWH; how then can a man understand his own way?”
    21:1     “The king’s heart is in the hand of YHWH, like the rivers of water;
                He turns it wherever He wishes”
    21:30   “There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against YHWH”
    26:10   “The great God who formed everything gives the fool his hire and the transgressor
                his wages”
    29:13   “The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: YHWH gives light to the
                eyes of both”


    1:13    “this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they
               may be exercised”
    2:24    “Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul
               should enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, was from the hand of God”
    2:26    “God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good is His sight;
               but the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting”
    3:10    “I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
    3:11    “He has made everything beautiful in its time”
    3:12-13“I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
               and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is
               the gift of God”
    3:14    “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and
               nothing taken from it. God does it that men should fear before Him”
    3:17    “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there
               for every purpose and for every work”
    5:18    “Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy
               the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God
               gives him; for it is his heritage”
    5:19    “As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power
               to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God”
    6:10    “whatever one is, he has been named already, for it is known that he is man;
               and he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he”
    6:2     “A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, so that he lacks nothing
               for himself of all he desires; yet God does not give him power to eat of it,
               but a foreigner consumes it. This is vanity, and it is an evil affliction”
    7:13    “Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what He has made crooked”
    7:14    “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: surely
               God has appointed the one as well as the other, so that man can find out nothing
               that will come after him”
    8:15    “all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun”
    11:5    “As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow
               in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God
               who makes everything”
    12:7    “the spirit will return to God who gave it”

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