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When the KJV was being translated (i.e. the 1611 version), these books were not included within the Old Testament framework, as the bibles that used the dubious Alexandrian (Vaticanus & Sinaiticus) manuscripts for translation did; but the KJV translators, using the 'Received Text' manuscript added them between the Testaments. This action signified that they still had value but were not considered a part of God's Word. The reasons for doing this are several, but the important ones are: neither the Jews, nor the Lord Jesus & His apostles gave them any sanction; they were not written in Hebrew or Aramaic; errors were found in them, both historical & doctrinal (such as praying for the dead, of sinless perfection, magical incantations, & other immoral practises).
The Old Testament Apocryphal Books are given here on KJBO Site for knowledge about them & for interest sake - I would hope that the reader would give due diligence when reading them for they are not accepted as part of the Canon of Scripture.
1 Peter 3:21
1 Corinthians 14:2,22,39
However, in Ecclesiastes 12:13,14, we read Solomon finally expressing: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Maybe, this is the only (small) evidence of a man who has realized his errors in life & his life was always exposed before a Just & All-seeing God.
The HOLY Spirit seems to have already given you that, hopefully it is just helpful confirmation
On the one hand a person who does not have God is his life or in his thoughts, can deem himself righteous (morally right by his own or society's standards) based on his understanding & calculations. And if he is sincere, his conscience would be appeased by his 'high' moral & ethical behaviour. But not before God!
If we look at Righteousness in the Bible (& there are many references), we can just take one verse out of it: e.g. Philippians 3:9: "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith". In this verse, Righteousness is the same word in Greek for whether it is generated by man or God. The Apostle Paul is saying that he, once upon a time, deemed himself a righteous person based on his obedience to the Law. No doubt, he was a 'good' person & strived hard to please God. But, he says, God was not pleased with him. Because there was another Righteousness that was far higher & more purer than what he could muster up.
So when we read of God's Righteousness in Christians or that which we should strive for, then we see that it's not some goodness from ourselves, but what God has done through His Son for us - i.e. it is God Who makes us righteous (a Divine Work & a Divine Approval). By the virtue of Jesus' Death for us, we are declared righteous when we come in faith: our hearts & consciences have been cleansed from sin & accusations, & we now have a right standing before God. However, we must walk in that righteousness ( 1 Timothy 6:11) & if we should stray, we don't lose our standing before God, but can expect the Father's Hand of guidance or correction so that we begin to behave as His children & live according to our high calling.
If you need to look at this book, then this Website provides it (& others), under the Tab "More" and then click on 'Standard KJB Apocrypha'. These apocryphal books did not meet the standards set by those who formed the Canon of Scripture & even the Jews, though accepting of many of their written & oral traditions, held doubts over these apocryphal (= hidden) books as authoritative.
James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Wisdom's Call: Proverbs chapter 8.
1.Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2.She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3.She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4.Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man....
22.The Lord possessed me (Wisdom) in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23.I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24.When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25.Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26.While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27.When he prepared the heavens I was there: when he set a compass on the face of the depth:
28.When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29.When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment:
when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30.Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31.Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
32.Now therefore hearken unto me O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my my ways.
33.Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.
34.Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35.For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
36.But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Proverbs 8 explains wisdom: Read it in the light that Jesus Christ IS WISDOM and it will have a lot more meaning.
struggle with his flesh. His father David also had a weakness for females. This did not take away from the fact that
Solomon is the wisest to live and that God still granted him this wisdom, for Solomon was righteous and loved God and
was given a gift of wisdom, as God gives all of us gifts. We are humans and are flawed. God knows this. Be encouraged.
I have 7 severely marked up Bibles; all KJV. A Strongs Concordance. A Dakes Bible I only use for the lists.
I use Commentaries on this Website and on Google. Google=King James Bible Commentaries to weed out some commentators. You just type in your scripture on Google plus the word "Commentary". ALWAYS run comments under the Holy Spirits scrutiny.
He is our Teacher. We can't rightly divide anything without Him. He should help us pick out all of our books. Some authors I have: Tozer, Andrew Murray, Watchman Nee, Arthur E Bloomfield, Charles Capps.
I don't think it's good to read too many authors. That's just me. I rely heavily on the Holy Spirit to educate me. He's trying to teach us all the time, but we don't get still, and listen.
Keep a journal and date it: things the Holy Spirit teaches or comments on. He will always without fail, Confirm His Word.