Wisdom of Solomon Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Chris - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 1 year ago
    Hi Annette. I think you're referring to 2 Esdras & the other Apocryphal books. The apocryphal books were readily available but not allowed into the Scriptures for four centuries after the Church's formation. But they were read previously: some accepted them as part of the Scriptures & others purely for historical value.

    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.
  • Annette Seymour on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 1 year ago
    The book of second as dress and other books that are listed on the King James version that are not in the King James version that we have, what are they and where can they be found? And why were they not added to the King James bible?
  • Jane doe on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 1 year ago
    The sir no longer brings females placing them at my man's feet. Thanks
  • Landon on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 1 year ago
    Bible Study for all of us; essential doctrine for Salvation:

    Mark 16:16,17

    Luke 24:47,48

    John 3:1-6

    Acts 2:38

    1 Peter 3:21

    Acts 19:1-6

    Acts 10:44-48

    Acts 5:32

    1 Corinthians 14:2,22,39

    Acts 2:4

    Acts 1:8

    John 21:15,16
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1:13 - 1 year ago
    Yes, it appears so, & thank you for pointing out those verses to me.
  • Lady Tabor on Wisdom of Solomon 1:13 - 1 year ago
    Is 'Wisdom of Solomon' 1:16 speaking about death? Is it referencing verses 12 & 13?
  • Albert joiner - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    solomon probably didnt repent because god knew already what he did and why he did it and solomon knew that.a
  • Chris - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello Yakima. The Bible doesn't specifically record that Solomon repented of his many sins; but then again, the Bible doesn't always give us every detail of someone's life, especially if the repenter has chosen not to record it or there were no witnesses to it. Only God knew Solomon's heart, as He does each one of us, so whether we stand or fall, we do so before God alone & under His Judgement.

    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.
  • Yakima on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Where in the KJV Bible does King Solomon repent for sins of idolatry?
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Wisdom of Solomon 1:12-13, it seems he's saying when we error in life, maybe possibly "mess up big time" big errors. Don't seek death "suicide" yes I think it could mean anything with your own works, hands that ultimately causing destruction. Wisdom of Solomon 1:16 seems to confirm what you're thinking.

    The HOLY Spirit seems to have already given you that, hopefully it is just helpful confirmation
  • Josie4me on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Verse 12 chapter 1 Solomon. I'm unsure what to make of this. The error of your life. Seek not death understood but error of life what does this mean? In addition put not destruction with the works of your hands meaning don't harm, steal or use to hurt yourselves or others? Is this kind of what verse is trying to deliver to reader?

    Thank you,

    Josephine Delgado
  • Alex - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Hiya Manuel, In my opinion RIGHTEOUSNESS is nothin short OF BEING INCORRUPTIBLE OF SATANS POWERS I.E. OUR CARNAL MINDS IS SATANS SEAT. Ya remember Jesus said outta of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil. And that is y we must be bornagain of an incorruptible seed even by the words of God etc this corruptible is gonna put on incorruption and this mortal is gonna put on immortality ,We are gonna be changed in that instant .
  • Chris - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello Manuel. As far as a dictionary definition is concerned, 'righteousness' is the quality of being morally right or justifiable. However, when it comes to its use in the Bible, we see another type of Righteousness.

    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.
  • Chris - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Others here have given you some lovely Scriptures on Wisdom & advice. However, I suspect that you might be thinking of a biblical book that is not found in the KJV Bible. This would be the Wisdom of Solomon which is what is considered an Apocryphal Book, i.e. a book (of which there are many) that was deemed unworthy to be included in the canon of Scripture.

    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.
  • Angela - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Simply put using the Bible translation of the NLT...

    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.
  • Brad R Marshall - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Proverbs 8 is an excellent chapter regarding wisdom. Jesus said in John 14:6,"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the father but by me." He is truth. He is wisdom. If you want wisdom, ask our Father! Christ is so gracious to answer our prayers!
  • Darla - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Deloris- ON WISDOM read my post below
  • Darla - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Here is a beautiful passage with wisdom speaking This is from the King James Bible. Proverbs Chap9 is about wisdom too

    Wisdom's Call: Proverbs chapter 8.

    Proverbs 8:1-4

    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....

    Proverbs 8:22-36

    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.
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Dolores, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS WISDOM and HIS understanding.

    Proverbs 8 explains wisdom: Read it in the light that Jesus Christ IS WISDOM and it will have a lot more meaning.
  • Dolores Moss on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    I cannot fimd WISDOM in my bible
  • Read the bible on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    The first chapter is a must read for all those seeking truth !
  • Patty - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    To reply to Rev Dr Peter Djabeng Question on Wisdom of Solomon 1: Solomon fell victim to females because of his

    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.
  • Rev Dr Peter Djabeng on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    If Solomon was wise why than he fell in the hands of women.
  • Fred - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    They looked upon each other and new they where naked and thus shame entered in, but don't overlook the greater sin Eve was beguiled but Adam essentially blamed God for his maleficence by stating the woman you have made for me gave the fruit and he did eat
  • Monty B Duke - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    That is what I said, but the other party said that this could have been what Eve tempted Adam with after being tempted by Satan. I said that the original sin was disobeying God and that He had told them not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I have searched the scriptures again and cannot find anything remotely pertaining to Satan tempting Eve in that manner. Thank you.
  • Adam - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Hello, no, Eve didn't have relations with satan. That is nowhere in the Bible and is completely made up. This is a recent falsehood that's been circulating around and ironically it's another lie by satan. It's really sad that people are spreading fake news that doesn't come from the Bible, but comes from people wanting to deceive.
  • Personal Bible Study - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1:2 - 3 years ago
    Others can point you to the right reference books you might enjoy adding to your Bible studies.

    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.

  • Shirley Wilson on Wisdom of Solomon 1:2 - 3 years ago
    How can I get into learning. More about ecclesiasticous
  • Priscilla watson on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    proverbs1320 what does discourse means
  • Adam - In Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 1 - 3 years ago
    Hello, it starts at chapter 10 where the book of Esther ended. Link

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