and ye [are] a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;
3 For I see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.
4 What [is] man that Thou rememberest him? The son of man that Thou inspectest him?
5 And causest him to lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compassest him.
And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum!
I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee.
He is raising up from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He exalteth the needy.
To cause to sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
`Are not five sparrows sold for two assars? and one of them is not forgotten before God,
but even the hairs of your head have been all numbered; therefore fear ye not, than many sparrows ye are of more value.
And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Look not unto his appearance, and unto the height of his stature, for I have rejected him; for [it is] not as man seeth -- for man looketh at the eyes, and Jehovah looketh at the heart.`
I confess Thee, because that [with] wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful [are] Thy works, And my soul is knowing [it] well.
For I say, through the grace that was given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think above what it behoveth to think; but to think so as to think wisely, as to each God did deal a measure of faith,