1 Loue righteousnesse, yee that be iudges of the earth: thinke of the Lord with a good (heart) and in simplicitie of heart seeke him.
2 For hee will bee found of them that tempt him not: and sheweth himselfe vnto such as doe not distrust him.
3 For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power when it is tryed, reprooueth the vnwise.
4 For into a malitious soule wisedome shall not enter: nor dwell in the body that is subiect vnto sinne.
5 For the holy spirit of discipline will flie deceit, & remoue from thoughts that are without vnderstanding: and will not abide when vnrighteousnesse commeth in.
6 For wisedome is a louing spirit: and will not acquite a blasphemour of his words: for God is witnesse of his reines, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
7 For the spirit of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.
8 Therefore he that speaketh vnrighteous things, cannot be hid: neither shal vengeance, when it punisheth. passe by him.
9 For inquisition shall be made into the counsels of the vngodly: and the sound of his words, shall come vnto the Lord, for the manifestation of his wicked deedes.
10 For the eare of iealousie heareth al things: and the noise of murmurings is not hid.
11 Therefore beware of murmuring, which is vnprofitable, and refraine your tongue from backbiting: for there is no word so secret that shall goe for nought: and the mouth that belieth, slayeth the soule.
12 Seeke not death in the errour of your life: and pull not vpon your selues destruction, with the workes of your hands.
13 For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the liuing.
14 For he created all things, that they might haue their being: and the generations of the world were healthfull: and there is no poyson of destruction in them: nor the kingdome of death vpon the earth.
15 For righteousnesse is immortall.
16 But vngodly men with their workes, and words called it to them: for when they thought to haue it their friend, they consumed to nought, and made a couenant with it, because they are worthy to take part with it.