I'm curious what the Bible says about Luck. Is this something that is a real occurrence or is every little detail ordained and controlled by God (fate).
I searched biblegateway and did not find "luck" under NIV. Then I tried NASB. The closest thing I've found comes out the of Good News Translation (which I don't trust at all) and out of the book of Sirach (which I've never heard of).
Sirach 20:9 (GNT)
Bad luck can sometimes lead to success, and a stroke of good luck can sometimes lead to loss
There are more sayings in that book and translation, however, this really doesn't satisfy me, since I've never heard of the book of Sirach (and I really don't trust the Good News translation).
Is there biblical support for or against Luck?
Just to be clear, I'm referring to Luck as the random chance--coincidence--that brings good or bad fortune. I'm not referring to an external force that influences the good or bad that happens in our lives.
Clearly, if there is an external force that brings us good or bad fortune, that could be directly attributed to God, Satan, demons, or angels from a biblical/Christian stance.
Scope: Just to be clear, I'm interested primarily in the Protestant Bible, but I'm willing to accept Catholic translations and Deuterocanonical books.