The Wisdom of Solomon

Wisdom 1:1

Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth: think of the Lord with a good(heart,) and in simplicity of heart seek him.

Wisdom 2:1

For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave.

Wisdom 3:1

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.

Wisdom 4:1

Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men.

Wisdom 5:1

Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.

Wisdom 6:1

Hear therefore, O ye kings, and understand; learn, ye that be judges of the ends of the earth.


Daniel 4:17

Wisdom 7:1

I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,

Wisdom 8:1

Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things.

Wisdom 9:1

O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word,

Wisdom 10:1

She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,

Wisdom 11:1

She prospered their works in the hand of the holy prophet.

Wisdom 12:1

For thine incorruptible Spirit is in all things.

Wisdom 13:1

Surely 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;

Wisdom 14:1

Again, 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.

Wisdom 15:1

But thou, O God, art gracious and true, longsuffering, and in mercy ordering all things,

Wisdom 16:1

Therefore by the like were they punished worthily, and by the multitude of beasts tormented.

Wisdom 17:1

For great are thy judgments, and cannot be expressed: therefore unnurtured souls have erred.

Wisdom 18:1

Nevertheless 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.

Wisdom 19:1

As for the ungodly, wrath came upon them without mercy unto the end: for he knew before what they would do;