The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
“I the LORD search the heart and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch,
so is he who gets riches but not by justice;
in the midst of his days they will leave him,
and at his end he will be a fool.
A glorious throne set on high from the begging is the place of our sanctuary.