Who could withstand the might of your arm?
Because the whole world before you is as a grain in a balance,
and as a drop of dew that comes down upon the earth in the morning.
But you have mercy on all men, because you have power to do all things,
and you overlook the sins of men to the end that they may repent.
For you love all things that are,
and abhor none of the things which you made;
For you never would have formed anything if you hated it.
How would anything have endured unless you had willed it?
Or that which was not called by you, how would it have been preserved?
But you spare all things, because they are yours,
O Sovereign Lord, you lover of souls.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:21-26