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Wisdom of Solomon 1:

Chapter 1:16 Verses

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22A-1:1†††† Loue righteousnesse, yee that be iudges of the earth: thinke of the Lord with a good (heart) and in simplicitie of heart seeke him.

22A-1:2†††† For hee will bee found of them that tempt him not: and sheweth himselfe vnto such as doe not distrust him.

22A-1:3†††† For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power when it is tryed, reprooueth the vnwise.

22A-1:4†††† For into a malitious soule wisedome shall not enter: nor dwell in the body that is subiect vnto sinne.

22A-1:5†††† For the holy spirit of discipline will flie deceit, & remoue from thoughts that are without vnderstanding: and will not abide when vnrighteousnesse commeth in.

22A-1:6†††† 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.

22A-1:7†††† For the spirit of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.

22A-1:8†††† Therefore he that speaketh vnrighteous things, cannot be hid: neither shal vengeance, when it punisheth. passe by him.

22A-1:9†††† 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.

22A-1:10††† For the eare of iealousie heareth al things: and the noise of murmurings is not hid.

22A-1:11††† 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.

22A-1:12††† Seeke not death in the errour of your life: and pull not vpon your selues destruction, with the workes of your hands.

22A-1:13††† For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the liuing.

22A-1:14††† 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.

22A-1:15††† For righteousnesse is immortall.

22A-1:16††† 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.





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Wisdom of Solomon 2:

Chapter 2:24 Verses

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22A-2:1†††† For the vngodly said, reasoning with themselues, but not aright: Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedie: neither was there any man knowen to haue returned from the graue.

22A-2:2†††† For wee are borne at all aduenture: & we shalbe heereafter as though we had neuer bene: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a litle sparke in the mouing of our heart.

22A-2:3†††† Which being extinguished, our body shall be turned into ashes, and our spirit shall vanish as the soft aire:

22A-2:4†††† And our name shalbe forgotten in time, and no man shall haue our works in remembrance, and our life shall passe away as the trace of a cloud: and shall be dispersed as a mist that is driuen away with the beames of the Sunne, and ouercome with the heat thereof.

22A-2:5†††† For our time is a very shadow that passeth away: and after our end there is no returning: for it is fast sealed, so that no man commeth againe.

22A-2:6†††† Come on therefore, let vs enioy the good things that are present: and let vs speedily vse the creatures like as in youth.

22A-2:7†††† Let vs fill our selues with costly wine, and ointments: and let no flower of the Spring passe by vs.

22A-2:8†††† Let vs crowne our selues with Rose buds, before they be withered.

22A-2:9†††† Let none of vs goe without his part of our voluptuousnesse: let vs leaue tokens of our ioyfulnesse in euery place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this.

22A-2:10††† Let vs oppresse the poore righteous man, let vs not spare the widow, nor reuerence the ancient gray haires of the aged.

22A-2:11††† Let our strength bee the Lawe of iustice: for that which is feeble is found to be nothing worth.

22A-2:12††† Therefore let vs lye in wait for the righteous: because he is not for our turne, and he is cleane contrary to our doings: he vpbraideth vs with our offending the Law, and obiecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.

22A-2:13††† Hee professeth to haue the knowledge of God: and hee calleth himselfe the childe of the Lord.

22A-2:14††† Hee was made to reprooue our thoughts.

22A-2:15††† Hee is grieuous vnto vs euen to beholde: for his life is not like other mens, his waies are of another fashion.

22A-2:16††† We are esteemed of him as counterfeits: he abstaineth from our wayes as from filthinesse: he pronounceth the end of the iust to be blessed, and maketh his boast that God is his father.

22A-2:17††† Let vs see if his wordes be true: and let vs proue what shall happen in the end of him.

22A-2:18††† For if the iust man be the sonne of God, he will helpe him, and deliuer him from the hand of his enemies.

22A-2:19††† Let vs examine him with despitefulnesse and torrture, that we may know his meekenesse, and prooue his patience.

22A-2:20††† Let vs condemne him with a shamefull death: for by his owne saying, he shall be respected.

22A-2:21††† Such things they did imagine, and were deceiued: for their owne wickednesse hath blinded them.

22A-2:22††† As for the mysteries of God, they knew them not: neither hoped they for the wages of righteousnesse: nor discerned a reward for blamelesse soules.

22A-2:23††† For God created man to bee immortall, and made him to be an image of his owne eternitie.

22A-2:24††† Neuerthelesse through enuie of the deuill came death into the world: and they that doe holde of his side doe finde it.





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Wisdom of Solomon 3:

Chapter 3:19 Verses

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22A-3:1†††† But the soules of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.

22A-3:2†††† In the sight of the vnwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery,

22A-3:3†††† And their going from vs to be vtter destruction: but they are in peace.

22A-3:4†††† For though they bee punished in the sight of men: yet is their hope full of immortalitie.

22A-3:5†††† And hauing bene a little chastised, they shalbe greatly rewarded: for God proued them, and found them worthy for himselfe.

22A-3:6†††† As gold in the furnace hath hee tried them, and receiued them as a burnt offering.

22A-3:7†††† And in the time of their visitation, they shall shine and runne to and fro, like sparkes among the stubble.

22A-3:8†††† They shall iudge the nations, and haue dominion ouer the people, and their Lord shall raigne for euer.

22A-3:9†††† They that put their trust in him, shall vnderstand the trueth: and such as be faithfull in loue, shall abide with him: for grace & mercy is to his saints, and he hath care for his elect.

22A-3:10††† But the vngodly shalbe punished according to their owne imaginations, which haue neglected the righteous, and forsaken the Lord.

22A-3:11††† For who so despiseth wisedome, and nurture, he is miserable, and their hope is vaine, their labours vnfruitfull, and their works vnprofitable.

22A-3:12††† Their wiues are foolish, and their children wicked.

22A-3:13††† Their of-spring is cursed: wherefore blessed is the barren that is vndefiled, which hath not knowen the sinfull bed: she shall haue fruit in the visitation of soules.

22A-3:14††† And blessed is the Eunuch which with his hands hath wrought no iniquitie: nor imagined wicked things against God: for vnto him shall be giuen the speciall gift of faith, and an inheritance in the Temple of the Lord more acceptable to his minde.

22A-3:15††† For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisedom shall neuer fall away.

22A-3:16††† As for the children of adulterers, they shall not come to their perfection, and the seed of an vnrighteous bed shal be rooted out.

22A-3:17††† For though they liue long, yet shall they bee nothing regarded: and their last age shall be without honour.

22A-3:18††† Or if they die quickly, they haue no hope, neither comfort in the day of triall.

22A-3:19††† For horrible is the end of the vnrighteous generation.





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Wisdom of Solomon 4:

Chapter 4:20 Verses

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22A-4:1†††† Better it is to haue no children, and to haue vertue: for the memoriall thereof is immortal: because it is knowen with God and with men.

22A-4:2†††† When it is present, men take example at it, and when it is gone they desire it: it weareth a crown, and triumpheth for euer, hauing gotten the victorie, striuing for vndefiled rewards.

22A-4:3†††† But the multiplying brood of the vngodly shall not thriue, nor take deepe rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation.

22A-4:4†††† For though they flourish in branches for a time: yet standing not fast, they shall be shaken with the winde: and through the force of windes they shall be rooted out.

22A-4:5†††† The vnperfect branches shall bee broken off, their fruit vnprofitable, not ripe to eate: yea meet for nothing.

22A-4:6†††† For children begotten of vnlawfull beds, are witnesses of wickednes against their parents in their triall.

22A-4:7†††† But though the righteous be preuented with death: yet shal he be in rest.

22A-4:8†††† For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of yeeres.

22A-4:9†††† But wisedome is the gray haire vnto men, & an vnspotted life is old age.

22A-4:10††† He pleased God, and was beloued of him: so that liuing amongst sinners, he was translated.

22A-4:11††† Yea, speedily was he taken away, lest that wickednes should alter his vnderstanding, or deceit beguile his soule.

22A-4:12††† For the bewitching of naughtines doth obscure things that are honest: and the wandring of concupiscence, doth vndermine the simple mind.

22A-4:13††† He being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time.

22A-4:14††† For his soule pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away, from among the wicked.

22A-4:15††† This the people saw, and vnderstood it not: neither laid they vp this in their mindes, That his grace and mercie is with his Saints, and that he hath respect vnto his chosen.

22A-4:16††† Thus the righteous that is dead, shall condemne the vngodly, which are liuing, and youth that is soone perfected, the many yeeres and old age of the vnrighteous.

22A-4:17††† For they shall see the end of the wise, & shall not vnderstand what God in his counsell hath decreed of him, and to what end the Lord hath set him in safetie.

22A-4:18††† They shal see him and despise him, but God shall laugh them to scorne, and they shal hereafter be a vile carkeis, and a reproch among the dead for euermore.

22A-4:19††† For he shall rend them, and cast them downe headlong, that they shalbe speechles: and he shal shake them from the foundation: and they shall bee vtterly laid waste, and be in sorow: and their memoriall shall perish.

22A-4:20††† And when they cast vp the accounts of their sinnes, they shall come with feare: and their owne iniquities shall conuince them to their face.





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Wisdom of Solomon 5:

Chapter 5:23 Verses

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22A-5:1†††† Then shal the righteous man stand in great boldnesse, before the face of such as haue afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.

22A-5:2†††† When they see it, they shalbe troubled with terrible feare, & shall be amazed at the strangenesse of his saluation, so farre beyond all that they looked for.

22A-5:3†††† And they repenting, and groning for anguish of spirit, shall say within themselues, This was he whom wee had sometimes in derision, and a prouerbe of reproch.

22A-5:4†††† We fooles accounted his life madnes, and his end to be without honour.

22A-5:5†††† How is hee numbred among the children of God, and his lot is among the Saints?

22A-5:6†††† Therefore haue wee erred from the way of trueth, and the light of righteousnesse hath not shined vnto vs, and the Sunne of righteousnesse rose not vpon vs.

22A-5:7†††† We wearied ourselues in the way of wickednesse, and destruction: yea, we haue gone through deserts, where there lay no way: but as for the way of the Lord, we haue not knowen it.

22A-5:8†††† What hath pride profited vs? or what good hath riches with our vaunting brought vs?

22A-5:9†††† All those things are passed away like a shadow, and as a Poste that hasted by.

22A-5:10††† And as a ship that passeth ouer the waues of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot bee found: neither the path way of the keele in the waues.

22A-5:11††† Or as when a bird hath flowen thorow the aire, there is no token of her way to be found, but the light aire being beaten with the stroke of her wings, and parted with the violent noise and motion of them, is passed thorow, and therin afterwards no signe where she went, is to be found.

22A-5:12††† Or like as when an arrow is shot at a marke, it parteth the aire, which immediatly commeth together againe: so that a man cannot know where it went thorow:

22A-5:13††† Euen so we in like maner, assoone as we were borne, began to draw to our end, and had no signe of vertue to shew: but were consumed in our owne wickednesse.

22A-5:14††† For the hope of the vngodly is like dust that is blowen away with ye wind, like a thinne froth that is driuen away with ye storme: like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest, and passeth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarieth but a day.

22A-5:15††† But ye righteous liue for euermore, their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High.

22A-5:16††† Therfore shall they receiue a glorious kingdome, & a beautiful crowne from the Lords hande: for with his right hand shall he couer them, and with his arme shall he protect them.

22A-5:17††† He shall take to him his ielousie for coplete armour, & make the creature his weapon for the reuenge of his enemies.

22A-5:18††† He shal put on righteousnesse as a brestplate, and true iudgement in stead of an helmet.

22A-5:19††† He shall take holinesse for an inuincible shield.

22A-5:20††† His seuere wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him against the vnwise.

22A-5:21††† Then shal the right-aiming thunder bolts goe abroad, and from the cloudes, as from a well-drawen bow, shall they flie to the marke.

22A-5:22††† And hailestones full of wrath shal be cast as out of a stonebow, and the water of the Sea shall rage against them, & the floods shall cruelly drowne them.

22A-5:23††† Yea a mightie wind shall stand vp against them, & like a storme shall blow them away: thus iniquity shal lay wast the whole earth, and ill dealing shall ouerthrow the thrones of the mightie.





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Wisdom of Solomon 6:

Chapter 6:25 Verses

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22A-6:1†††† Heare therefore, O yee kings, and vnderstand, learne yee that be iudges of the ends of the earth.

22A-6:2†††† Giue eare you that rule the people, and glory in the multitude of nations.

22A-6:3†††† For power is giuen you of the Lord, & soueraigntie from the Highest, who shall try your workes; and search out your counsels.

22A-6:4†††† Because being Ministers of his kingdome, you haue not iudged aright, nor kept the law, nor walked after the counsell of God,

22A-6:5†††† Horribly and speedily shall he come vpon you: for a sharpe iudgement shall be to them that be in high places.

22A-6:6†††† For mercy will soone pardon the meanest: but mighty men shall be mightily tormented.

22A-6:7†††† For he which is Lord ouer all, shall feare no mans person: neither shall he stand in awe of any mans greatnesse: for he hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike.

22A-6:8†††† But a sore triall shall come vpon the mighty.

22A-6:9†††† Unto you therefore, O kings, doe I speake, that yee may learne wisedome, and not fall away.

22A-6:10††† For they that keepe holinesse holily, shall be iudged holy: and they that haue learned such things, shall find what to answere.

22A-6:11††† Wherefore set your affection vpon my words, desire them, and yee shall be instructed.

22A-6:12††† Wisedome is glorious and neuer fadeth away: yea she is easily seene of them that loue her, and found of such as seeke her.

22A-6:13††† She preuenteth them that desire her, in making herselfe first knowen vnto them.

22A-6:14††† Whoso seeketh her earely, shall haue no great trauaile: for he shall find her sitting at his doores.

22A-6:15††† To thinke therefore vpon her is perfection of wisedome: and who so watcheth for her, shall quickly be without care.

22A-6:16††† For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her, sheweth herselfe fauourably vnto them in the wayes, and meeteth them in euery thought.

22A-6:17††† For the very true beginning of her, is the desire of discipline, and the care of discipline is loue:

22A-6:18††† And loue is the keeping of her lawes; and the giuing heed vnto her lawes, is the assurance of incorruption.

22A-6:19††† And incorruption maketh vs neere vnto God.

22A-6:20††† Therefore the desire of wisedome bringeth to a kingdome.

22A-6:21††† If your delight be then in thrones and scepters, O ye kings of the people, honour wisedome that yee may raigne for euermore.

22A-6:22††† As for wisedome what she is, and how she came vp, I will tell you, and will not hide mysteries from you: but will seeke her out from the beginning of her natiuity, & bring the knowledge of her into light, and will not passe ouer the trueth.

22A-6:23††† Neither will I goe with consuming enuy: for such a man shall haue no fellowship with wisedome.

22A-6:24††† But the multitude of the wise is the welfare of the world: and a wise king is the vpholding of the people.

22A-6:25††† Receiue therefore instruction thorough my words, and it shall doe you good.





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Wisdom of Solomon 7:

Chapter 7:30 Verses

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22A-7:1†††† I my selfe also am a mortall man, like to all, and the ofspring of him that was first made of the earth,

22A-7:2†††† And in my mothers wombe was fashioned to be flesh in the time of tenne moneths being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleepe.

22A-7:3†††† And when I was borne, I drew in the common aire, and fell vpon the earth which is of like nature, and the first voice which I vttered, was crying as all others doe.

22A-7:4†††† I was nursed in swadling clothes, and that with cares.

22A-7:5†††† For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.

22A-7:6†††† For all men haue one entrance vnto life, and the like going out.

22A-7:7†††† Wherefore I prayed, and vnderstanding was giuen mee: I called vpon God, and the spirit of wisedome came to me.

22A-7:8†††† I preferred her before scepters, and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.

22A-7:9†††† Neither compared I vnto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and siluer shalbe counted as clay before her.

22A-7:10††† I loued her aboue health and beautie, and chose to haue her in stead of light: for the light that commeth from her neuer goeth out.

22A-7:11††† All good things together came to me with her, and innumerable riches in her hands.

22A-7:12††† And I reioyced in them all, because wisedome goeth before them: and I knew not that shee was the mother of them.

22A-7:13††† I learned diligently, and doe communicate her liberally: I doe not hide her riches.

22A-7:14††† For shee is a treasure vnto men that neuer faileth: which they that vse, become the friends of God: being commended for the gifts that come from learning.

22A-7:15††† God hath granted me to speake as I would, and to conceiue as is meet for the things that are giuen mee: because it is hee that leadeth vnto wisedome, and directeth the wise.

22A-7:16††† For in his hand are both we and our wordes: all wisedome also and knowledge of workemanship.

22A-7:17††† For hee hath giuen mee certaine knowledge of the things that are, namely to know how the world was made, & the operation of the elements:

22A-7:18††† The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the Sunne, and the change of seasons:

22A-7:19††† The circuits of yeres, and the positions of starres:

22A-7:20††† The natures of liuing creatures, and the furies of wilde beasts: the violence of windes, and the reasonings of men: the diuersities of plants, and the vertues of rootes:

22A-7:21††† And all such things as are either secret or manifest: them I know.

22A-7:22††† For wisedome which is the worker of all things, taught mee: for in her is an vnderstanding spirit holy, one onely, manifold, subtile, liuely, cleare, vndefiled, plaine, not subiect to hurt, louing the thing that is good, quicke, which canot be letted, ready to do good:

22A-7:23††† Kinde to man, stedfast, sure, free from care, hauing all power, ouerseeing all things, and going through all vnderstanding, pure, and most subtile spirits.

22A-7:24††† For wisedome is more moouing then any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her purenesse.

22A-7:25††† For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no vndefiled thing fall into her.

22A-7:26††† For shee is the brightnesse of the euerlasting light: the vnspotted mirrour of the power of God, and the Image of his goodnesse.

22A-7:27††† And being but one she can doe all things: and remayning in her selfe, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entring into holy soules, she maketh them friends of God, & Prophets.

22A-7:28††† For God loueth none but him, that dwelleth with wisedome.

22A-7:29††† For she is more beautiful then the Sunne, and aboue all the order of starres, being compared with the light, she is found before it.

22A-7:30††† For after this commeth night: but vice shall not preuaile against wisdome.





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Wisdom of Solomon 8:

Chapter 8:21 Verses

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22A-8:1†††† Wisdome reacheth from one ende to another mightily: and sweetly doeth she order all things.

22A-8:2†††† I loued her and sought her out, from my youth I dedesired to make her my spouse, and I was a louer of her beautie.

22A-8:3†††† In that she is conuersant with God, she magnifieth her nobilitie: yea, the Lord of all things himselfe loued her.

22A-8:4†††† For she is priuy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a louer of his workes.

22A-8:5†††† If riches be a possession to be desired in this life: what is richer then wisedome that worketh all things?

22A-8:6†††† And if prudence worke; who of all that are, is a more cunning workeman then she?

22A-8:7†††† And if a man loue righteousnesse, her labours are vertues: for she teacheth temperance and prudence: iustice and fortitude, which are such things as men can haue nothing more profitable in their life.

22A-8:8†††† If a man desire much experience: she knoweth things of old, and coniectureth aright what is to come: shee knoweth the subtilties of speaches, and can expound darke sentences: she foreseeth signes and wonders, and the euents of seasons and times.

22A-8:9†††† Therefore I purposed to take her to me to liue with mee, knowing that shee would be a counsellour of good things, and a comfort in cares & griefe.

22A-8:10††† For her sake I shall haue estimation among the multitude, and honour with the Elders, though I be yong.

22A-8:11††† I shall be found of a quicke conceit in iudgement, and shall be admired in the sight of great men.

22A-8:12††† When I hold my tongue they shal bide my leisure, and when I speake they shall giue good eare vnto me: if I talke much, they shall lay their handes vpon their mouth.

22A-8:13††† Moreouer, by the meanes of her, I shall obtaine immortalitie, and leaue behind me an euerlasting memoriall to them that come after me.

22A-8:14††† I shall set the people in order, and the nations shalbe subiect vnto me.

22A-8:15††† Horrible tyrants shall be afraide when they doe but heare of me, I shall be found good among the multitude, and valiant in warre.

22A-8:16††† After I am come into mine house, I will repose my selfe with her: for her conuersation hath no bitternes, and to liue with her, hath no sorrow, but mirth and ioy.

22A-8:17††† Now when I considered these things in my selfe, and pondered them in mine heart, how that to be allyed vnto wisedome, is immortalitie,

22A-8:18††† And great pleasure it is to haue her friendship, and in the workes of her hands are infinite riches, and in the exercise of conference with her, prudence: and in talking with her a good report: I went about seeking how to take her to me.

22A-8:19††† For I was a wittie child, and had a good spirit.

22A-8:20††† Yea rather being good, I came into a body vndefiled.

22A-8:21††† Neuerthelesse when I perceiued that I could not otherwise obtaine her, except God gaue her me (and that was a point of wisdome also to know whose gift she was) I prayed vnto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said:





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Wisdom of Solomon 9:

Chapter 9:18 Verses

22A Wisdom of Solomon

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22A-9:1†††† O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word,

22A-9:2†††† And ordained man through thy wisedome, that he should haue dominion ouer the creatures, which thou hast made,

22A-9:3†††† And order the world according to equitie and righteousnesse, and execute iudgement with an vpright heart:

22A-9:4†††† Giue me wisedome that sitteth by thy Throne, and reiect me not from among thy children:

22A-9:5†††† For I thy seruant and sonne of thine handmaide, am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the vnderstanding of iudgement and lawes.

22A-9:6†††† For though a man be neuer so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisedome be not with him, hee shall be nothing regarded.

22A-9:7†††† Thou hast chosen me to be a king of thy people, and a Iudge of thy sons and daughters:

22A-9:8†††† Thou hast commaunded me to build a Temple vpon thy holy mount, and an Altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resemblance of the holy Tabernacle which thou hast prepared from the beginning:

22A-9:9†††† And wisedome was with thee: which knoweth thy workes, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy Commaundements.

22A-9:10††† O send her out of thy holy heauens, and from the Throne of thy glory, that being present shee may labour with mee, that I may know what is pleasing vnto thee.

22A-9:11††† For she knoweth and vnderstandeth all things, and shee shall leade me soberly in my doings, and preserue me in her power.

22A-9:12††† So shall my workes be acceptable, and then shall I iudge thy people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my fathers seate.

22A-9:13††† For what man is hee that can know the counsell of God? Or who can thinke what the will of the Lord is?

22A-9:14††† For the thoughts of mortall men are miserable, and our deuices are but vncertaine.

22A-9:15††† For the corruptible body presseth downe the soule, and the earthy tabernacle weigheth downe the minde that museth vpon many things.

22A-9:16††† And hardly doe we gesse aright at things that are vpon earth, and with labour doe wee find the things that are before vs: but the things that are in heauen, who hath searched out?

22A-9:17††† And thy counsell who hath knowen, except thou giue wisedome, and send thy holy spirit from aboue?

22A-9:18††† For so the wayes of them which liued on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing vnto thee, and were saued through wisedome.





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Wisdom of Solomon 10:

Chapter 10:21 Verses

22A Wisdom of Solomon

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22A-10:1††† She preserued the first formed father of the world that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,

22A-10:2††† And gaue him power to rule all things.

22A-10:3††† But when the vnrighteous went away from her in his anger, he perished also in the fury wherwith he murdered his brother.

22A-10:4††† For whose cause the earth being drowned with the flood, Wisedome againe preserued it, & directed the course of the righteous, in a piece of wood, of small value.

22A-10:5††† Moreouer, the nations in their wicked conspiracie being confounded, she found out the righteous, and preserued him blamelesse vnto God, and kept him strong against his tender compassion towards his sonne.

22A-10:6††† When the vngodly perished, shee deliuered the righteous man, who fled from the fire which fell downe vpon the fiue cities.

22A-10:7††† Of whose wickednesse euen to this day the waste land that smoketh, is a testimonie, and plants bearing fruite that neuer come to ripenesse: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an vnbeleeuing soule.

22A-10:8††† For regarding not wisedome, they gate not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good: but also left behind them to the world a memoriall of their foolishnes: so that in the things wherein they offended, they could not so much as be hid.

22A-10:9††† But Wisedome deliuered from paine those that attended vpon her.

22A-10:10†† When the righteous fled from his brothers wrath, she guided him in right paths: shewed him the kingdome of God: and gaue him knowledge of holy things, made him rich in his trauailes, and multiplied the fruit of his labours.

22A-10:11†† In the couetousnesse of such as oppressed him, she stood by him, and made him rich.

22A-10:12†† She defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait, and in a sore conflict she gaue him the victory, that he might knowe that godlinesse is stronger then all.

22A-10:13†† When the righteous was solde, she forsooke him not, but deliuered him from sinne: she went downe with him into the pit,

22A-10:14†† And left him not in bonds till she brought him the scepter of the kingdom and power against those that oppressed him: as for them that had accused him, she shewed them to be liers, and gaue them perpetuall glory.

22A-10:15†† She deliuered the righteous people, and blamelesse seed from the nation that oppressed them.

22A-10:16†† She entred into the soule of the seruant of the Lord, and withstood dreadfull kings in wonders and signes,

22A-10:17†† Rendred to the righteous a reward of their labours, guided them in a marueilous way, and was vnto them for a couer by day, and a light of starres in the night season:

22A-10:18†† Brought them through the red sea, and led them thorow much water.

22A-10:19†† But she drowned their enemies, and cast them vp out of the bottome of the deepe.

22A-10:20†† Therefore the righteous spoiled the vngodly, & praised thy holy Name, O Lord, and magnified with one accord thine hand that fought for them.

22A-10:21†† For wisedome opened the mouth of the dumbe, and made the tongues of them that cannot speake, eloquent.





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Wisdom of Solomon 11:

Chapter 11:26 Verses

22A Wisdom of Solomon

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22A-11:1††† She prospered their works in the hand of the holy Prophet.

22A-11:2††† They went thorough the wildernesse that was not inhabited, and pitched tents in places where there lay no way.

22A-11:3††† They stood against their enemies, and were auenged of their aduersaries.

22A-11:4††† When they were thirsty they called vpon thee, and water was giuen them out of the flinty rocke, and their thirst was quenched out of the hard stone.

22A-11:5††† For by what things their enemies were punished, by the same they in their neede were benefited.

22A-11:6††† For in stead of a fountaine of a perpetuall running riuer, troubled with foule blood,

22A-11:7††† For a manifest reproofe of that commandement, whereby the infants were slaine, thou gauest vnto them abundance of water by a meanes which they hoped not for,

22A-11:8††† Declaring by that thirst then, how thou hadst punished their aduersaries.

22A-11:9††† For when they were tryed, albeit but in mercy chastised, they knew how the vngodly were iudged in wrath and tormented thirsting in another maner then the Iust.

22A-11:10†† For these thou didst admonish, and trie as a father: but the other