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|Love righteousness, you rulers of the earth, |
think of the Lord with uprightness,
and seek him with sincerity of heart;
|WISDOM. The search for justice. Wis.1.1-5|
|because he is found by those who do not put him to the test, |
and manifests himself to those who do not distrust him.
|For perverse thoughts separate men from God, |
and when his power is tested, it convicts the foolish;
|because wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, |
nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin.
|For a holy and disciplined spirit will flee from deceit, |
and will rise and depart from foolish thoughts,
and will be ashamed at the approach of unrighteousness.
|For wisdom is a kindly spirit |
and will not free a blasphemer from the guilt of his words;
because God is witness of his inmost feelings,
and a true observer of his heart,
and a hearer of his tongue.
|God knows Wis.1.6-11|
|Because the Spirit of the Lord has filled the world, |
and that which holds all things together knows what is said;
|therefore no one who utters unrighteous things will escape notice, |
and justice, when it punishes, will not pass him by.
|For inquiry will be made into the counsels of an ungodly man, |
and a report of his words will come to the Lord,
to convict him of his lawless deeds;
|because a jealous ear hears all things, |
and the sound of murmurings does not go unheard.
|Beware then of useless murmuring, |
and keep your tongue from slander;
because no secret word is without result,
and a lying mouth destroys the soul.
|Do not invite death by the error of your life, |
nor bring on destruction by the works of your hands;
|God did not create death. Wis.1.12-16|
|because God did not make death, |
and he does not delight in the death of the living.
|For he created all things that they might exist, |
and the generative forces of the world are wholesome,
and there is no destructive poison in them;
and the dominion of Hades is not on earth.
|For righteousness is immortal.|
|But ungodly men by their words and deeds summoned death; |
considering him a friend, they pined away,
and they made a covenant with him,
because they are fit to belong to his party.
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