“Why have I vainly set up myself as the highest of Thy works? My failures are worse than any other living creatures under the sun. I cannot building my house in perfection like a bird’s; my ingenuity cannot fashion a spider’s net; I cannot sail up in the air like the bird nor dwell in harmony like the bee. The half of my offspring die in infancy; the multitude of my household are quarrellers fighters, drunkards and beggars; the best of my sons and daughters are less faithful than a dog; I go forth to war to slay my brother, even whilst Thy wide earth hath room for all.
“O man to know the creations of Thy Creator. To apply thy knowledge and understand with reverence the work of HIS hand. I beseech thee turn about and hear the wisdom of my words. Thou hast a corporeal body and a spirit body; hear me and I will open they understanding. Thy spirit has eyes and ears and judgement. Nevertheless the beginning of thy two parts was at the time, quickened into life a one person because of the presence of Thy Creator. O man of earth would that thy spirit any thy corpor stood even in wisdom and power all the days of thy life: But thou art so delighted in the earth thou hast left thy spirit unfed and it standeth within thee as a spear of grass covered with a stone.