Wisdom of Solomon Chapter 1
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2 To whom God sheweth himselfe, 4 and Wisedome herselfe. 6 An euill speaker can not lie hid. 12 We procure our owne destruction: 13 for God created not death.
Loue righteousnesse, yee that be iudges of the earth: thinke of the Lord with a good (heart) and in simplicitie of heart seeke him.1
For hee will bee found of them that tempt him not: and sheweth himselfe vnto such as doe not distrust him.2
For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power when it is tryed, reprooueth the vnwise.3
For into a malitious soule wisedome shall not enter: nor dwell in the body that is subiect vnto sinne.
For the holy spirit of discipline will flie deceit, & remoue from thoughts that are without vnderstanding: and will not abide when vnrighteousnesse commeth in.5
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.6
For the spirit of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.7
Therefore he that speaketh vnrighteous things, cannot be hid: neither shal vengeance, when it punisheth. passe by him.
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.9
For the eare of iealousie heareth al things: and the noise of murmurings is not hid.
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.11
Seeke not death in the errour of your life: and pull not vpon your selues destruction, with the workes of your hands.12
For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the liuing.
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.
For righteousnesse is immortall.
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.
Wisdom of Solomon Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 1.King.3. 3 esay. 56.1. 13.4.
2 Deut.4. 29.2. chro.
3 Or, maketh manifest.
5 Iere.4.22. , Or, is rebuked, or sheweth it selfe.
6 Gal. 5. 22. , Or, lippes.
7 Or, vpholdeth.
9 Or, reprouing.
11 Or, slandereth.
12 Deut.4. 23.
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