Wisdom of Solomon

Wisdom of Solomon 19 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 19 (KJV)

1As for the ungodly, wrath came upon them without mercy unto the end: for he knew before what they would do; 2How that having given them leave to depart, and sent them hastily away, they would repent and pursue them. 3For whilst they were yet mourning and making lamentation at the graves of the dead, they added another foolish device, and pursued them as fugitives, whom they had intreated to be gone. 4For the destiny, whereof they were worthy, drew them unto this end, and made them forget the things that had already happened, that they might fulfil the punishment…
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Wisdom of Solomon 18 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 18 (KJV)

1Nevertheless thy saints had a very great light, whose voice they hearing, and not seeing their shape, because they also had not suffered the same things, they counted them happy. 2But for that they did not hurt them now, of whom they had been wronged before, they thanked them, and besought them pardon for that they had been enemies. 3Instead whereof thou gavest them a burning pillar of fire, both to be a guide of the unknown journey, and an harmless sun to entertain them honourably. 4For they were worthy to be deprived of light and imprisoned in darkness, who…
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Wisdom of Solomon 17 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 17 (KJV)

1For great are thy judgments, and cannot be expressed: therefore unnurtured souls have erred. 2For when unrighteous men thought to oppress the holy nation; they being shut up in their houses, the prisoners of darkness, and fettered with the bonds of a long night, lay there exiled from the eternal providence. 3For while they supposed to lie hid in their secret sins, they were scattered under a dark veil of forgetfulness, being horribly astonished, and troubled with strange apparitions. 4For neither might the corner that held them keep them from fear: but noises as of waters falling down sounded about…
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Wisdom of Solomon 16 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 16 (KJV)

1Therefore by the like were they punished worthily, and by the multitude of beasts tormented. 2Instead of which punishment, dealing graciously with thine own people, thou preparedst for them meat of a strange taste, even quails to stir up their appetite: 3To the end that they, desiring food, might for the ugly sight of the beasts sent among them lothe even that, which they must needs desire; but these, suffering penury for a short space, might be made partakers of a strange taste. 4For it was requisite, that upon them exercising tyranny should come penury, which they could not avoid:…
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Wisdom of Solomon 15 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 15 (KJV)

1But thou, O God, art gracious and true, longsuffering, and in mercy ordering all things, 2For if we sin, we are thine, knowing thy power: but we will not sin, knowing that we are counted thine. 3For to know thee is perfect righteousness: yea, to know thy power is the root of immortality. 4For neither did the mischievous invention of men deceive us, nor an image spotted with divers colours, the painter's fruitless labour; 5The sight whereof enticeth fools to lust after it, and so they desire the form of a dead image, that hath no breath. 6Both they that…
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Wisdom of Solomon 14 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 14 (KJV)

1Again, one preparing himself to sail, and about to pass through the raging waves, calleth upon a piece of wood more rotten than the vessel that carrieth him. 2For verily desire of gain devised that, and the workman built it by his skill. 3But thy providence, O Father, governeth it: for thou hast made a way in the sea, and a safe path in the waves; 4Shewing that thou canst save from all danger: yea, though a man went to sea without art. 5Nevertheless thou wouldest not that the works of thy wisdom should be idle, and therefore do men…
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Wisdom of Solomon 13 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 13 (KJV)

1Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster; 2But deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the gods which govern the world. 3With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath…
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Wisdom of Solomon 12 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 12 (KJV)

1For thine incorruptible Spirit is in all things. 2Therefore chastenest thou them by little and little that offend, and warnest them by putting them in remembrance wherein they have offended, that leaving their wickedness they may believe on thee, O Lord. 3For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land, 4Whom thou hatedst for doing most odious works of witchcrafts, and wicked sacrifices; 5And also those merciless murderers of children, and devourers of man's flesh, and the feasts of blood, 6With their priests out of the midst of…
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Wisdom of Solomon 11 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 11 (KJV)

1She prospered their works in the hand of the holy prophet. 2They went through the wilderness that was not inhabited, and pitched tents in places where there lay no way. 3They stood against their enemies, and were avenged of their adversaries. 4When they were thirsty, they called upon thee, and water was given them out of the flinty rock, and their thirst was quenched out of the hard stone. 5For by what things their enemies were punished, by the same they in their need were benefited. 6For instead of a perpetual running river troubled with foul blood, 7For a manifest…
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Wisdom of Solomon 10 (KJV)

Wisdom of Solomon 10 (KJV)

1She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall, 2And gave him power to rule all things. 3But when the unrighteous went away from her in his anger, he perished also in the fury wherewith he murdered his brother. 4For whose cause the earth being drowned with the flood, wisdom again preserved it, and directed the course of the righteous in a piece of wood of small value. 5Moreover, the nations in their wicked conspiracy being confounded, she found out the righteous, and preserved him blameless unto God, and…
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