- These things says the man to them that trust in God; and I cease.
- For I am the most simple of all men, and there is not in me the
wisdom of men.
- God has taught me wisdom, and I know the knowledge of the holy.
- Who has gone up to heaven, and come down? who has gathered the
winds in his [a] bosom? who has wrapped up
the waters in a garment? who has dominion of all the ends of the
earth? what is his name? or what is the name of his children?
- For all the words of God are tried in the fire, and he defends
those that reverence him.
- Add not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be made a
- Two things I ask of thee; take not favour from me before I
- Remove far from me vanity and falsehood: and give me not wealth
or poverty; but appoint me what is needful and sufficient:
- lest I be filled and become false, and say, Who see me? or be poor
and steal, and swear vainly by the name of God.
- Deliver not a servant into the hands of his master, lest he curse
thee, and thou be utterly destroyed.
- A wicked generation curse their father, and do not bless their
- A wicked generation judge themselves to be just, but do not
cleanse their way.
- A wicked generation have lofty eyes, and exalt themselves with
- A wicked generation have swords for teeth and jaw-teeth
as knives, so as to destroy and devour the lowly from the
earth, and the poor of them from among men.
[a] Or, fold of his robe.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]
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