15The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country. 16The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it. 17The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nought, for the sand stood up and stopped them. 18If thou wert judge now betwixt these two, whom wouldest thou begin to justify? or whom wouldest thou condemn?19I answered and said, Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also hath his place to bear his floods. 20Then answered he me, and said, Thou hast given a right judgment, but why judgest thou not thyself also? 21For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens.