I will make thee discreet, I will point out to thee the way which thou must go, I will fix upon thee mine eye.
O Yahweh! lead me in thy righteousness, because of mine adversaries, Make even, before me, thy way:
Thou wilt cause me to know, the path of life,Fulness of joys before thee, Pleasures at thy right hand evermore.
We know, further, that, unto them who love God, God causeth all things to work together for good,unto them who, according to purpose, are such as he hath called;
How happy the man who hath found wisdom, and the man who draweth forth understanding,
Then will Yahweh guide thee continually, And will satisfy, in scorched regions thine own soul, Yea Shy very bones, will he invigorate,So shall thou become like a garden wellwatered, And like a spring of water whose waters do not deceive;
Do not say, What hath happened, that, the former days, were better than these? for, not wisely, askest thou concerning this.
Hast thou not known, Hast thou not heard, That The God of age-past timeYahweh The Creator of the ends of the earth Fainteth not neither groweth wearyThere is no searching of his understanding:
Do not boast thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Unveil thou mine eyes, that I may discern Wondrous things out of thy law.
Hear counsel, receive correction, that thou mayest be wise in thine after-life.
For, I, will give you a mouth and wisdom, which one-and-all who are setting themselves against, you shall be unable to withstand or gainsay.
How to number our days, so grant us to know, That we may win us a heart that hath wisdom.
With weeping, shall they come in, And with supplications, will I lead them, I will bring them unto rivers of waters By a smooth way, wherein they shall not stumble,For I have become, to Israel, a father, And as for Ephraim, my firstborn, is he!
Yea if, for understanding, thou cry aloud, for knowledge, utter thy voice;
Then, shalt thou understand the reverence of Yahweh, and, the knowledge of God, shalt thou find.
Wicked men, consider not justice, but, they who seek Yahweh, consider everything.
For, he that findeth me, findeth life, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh;
Let no one be deceiving himself:if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;
In the Ancient, is wisdom, and Length of Days, understanding:
With Him, are wisdom and strength, to Him, pertain counsel and understanding.
But, if any of you is sinning short of wisdom, let him be asking of God, Who giveth unto all freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him;
When pride cometh, then cometh contempt, but, with the modest, is wisdom.
1 Then responded Job, and said
2 Of a truth, I know that so it is, But how can a mortal be just with GOD?
3 If he choose to contend with him, he cannot answer him, one of a thousand:
4 Wise in heart, and alert in vigour, What man hath hardened himself against him, and prospered!
But, the wisdom from above, isfirst pure, then peaceable, reasonable, easy to be entreated, fraught with mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.
12 Yet where can, Wisdom, be found? And where is the place of understanding?
13 Mortal knoweth not the way thereof, neither can it be found in the land of the living;
14 The resounding deep, hath said, It is not in me! And, the sea, hath said, It is not with me!
15 Pure gold cannot be given in its stead, neither can silver he weighed as the value thereof;
16 It cannot be put into the scales against the gold of Ophir, with costly onyx, or sapphire;
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can, the exchange thereof, be a vessel of pure gold,
18 Coral or crystal, cannot be mentioned, Yea, a possession, is wisdom, above red coral;
19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it, Against purest gold, can it not be weighed.
20 Whence then cometh, wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?
21 Seeing it hath been hid from the eyes of every living thing, and, from the bird of the heavens, hath it been concealed?
22 Destruction and death, have said, With our ears, have we heard the report thereof!
Do not, then, be anxious for the morrow; for the morrow, will be anxious, for itself: Sufficient for the day, is the evil thereof.
And, as for these four youths, God, gave them, knowledge and skill, in all learning and wisdom,and, Daniel, had discernment, in all visions and dreams.
My Lord Yahweh, hath given unto me the tongue of the instructed, That I should know how to succour the fainting, with discourse,He kept wakeningmorning by morning. He kept wakening mine ear, to hearken as do the instructed;
And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which, indeed, with you as with sons, doth reason:My son! be not slighting the discipline of the Lord, neither be fainting, when by him, thou art reproved;
For, whom the Lord loveth, he doth, discipline, and scourgeth every son whom he doth welcome home.
Alas! for them who are going down to Egypt for help, On horses, would rely,And have trustedIn chariotsbecause they are many, and In horsemen, because they are very bold, But have not looked unto the Holy One of Israel, And onto Yahweh, have not sought.
But, he also, is wise, and hath brought in calamity, And his own words, hath he not set aside,Therefore will he rise up, Against the house of evil-doers, and Against the help of the workers of iniquity.
Be taking heed, therefore, exactly how ye are walking,not as unwise, but as wise,
Buying out for yourselves the opportunity, because, the days, are evil;
The reverence of Yahweh, is the correction of wisdom, and, before honour, is humility.
He that acquireth sense, loveth his own soul, he that guardeth understanding, shall find blessing.
A wise man, will hear, and will increase learning, and a, discreet man, wise counsels, will acquire,
For, higher, are the heavens than the earth,So, higher, are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Only by pride, doth one cause contention, but, with the well-advised, is wisdom.
Whatsoever ye may be doing, from the soul, be working at it, as unto the Lord, and not unto men,-
Knowing that, from the Lord, ye shall duly receive the recompense of the inheritance,unto the Lord Christ, are ye in service;
The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and reverence of Yahweh;
So will he find fragrance, in the reverence of Yahweh, And not, by the sight of his eyes, will he judge, Nor by the hearing of his ears, will he decide;
The queen of the south, will arise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn itbecause she came out of the ends of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo! something greater than Solomon, here.
Yahweh, in wisdom, founded the earth, establishing the heavens with understanding;
Unto a God, wise alone, through Jesus Christ, unto whom be the glory, unto the ages. Amen.
For, a protection, is wisdom, and, a protection, is silver,but, the advantage of knowledge, is, that, wisdom, giveth life to the possessors thereof.
He hath told thee, O son of earth, what is good,what then is, Yahweh, seeking of thee, but, to do justice, to delight in lovingkindness, and humbly to walk with thy God?
Even this, from Yahweh of hosts, cometh forth,Who hath bestowed distinction upon counsel, And magnified sound wisdom.
For, Yahweh, giveth wisdom, out of his mouth, knowledge and understanding;
May he guide patient wronged-ones to be righted, and teach such oppressed-ones his way.
The wise in heart, will accept commandments, but, he that is foolish with his lips, shall be thrust away.
Even a fool, holding his peace, is accounted, wise,He that closeth his lips,
Plansby counsel, shalt thou establish, and, with concerted measures, make thou war.
Let me hear, in the morning, thy lovingkindness, for, in thee, have, I trusted,Let me know the way in which I should walk, for, unto thee, have I uplifted my soul.
The way of the foolish, is right in his own eyes, but, he that hearkeneth to counsel, is wise.
How thy works abound, O Yahweh! All of themin wisdom, hast thou made, The earth is full of thy possession:
Thus will I lead the blind, by a way they know not, In paths they know not, will I guide them,I will make the place that was dark before them to be, light. And crooked ways, to be, straight, These things, have I done unto them, And have not forsaken them.
Thy ways, O Yahweh, let me know, Thy paths, teach thou me:
Guide me into thy truth and teach me, for, thou, art my delivering God, For thee, have I waited all the day:
Trust thou in Yahweh, with all thy heart, and, unto thine own understanding, do not lean:
In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and, he, will make straight thy paths.
For, my thoughts, are not, your thoughts, Nor, your ways, my ways,Declareth Yahweh.
Do not become wise in thine own eyes, revere Yahweh, and avoid evil:
In wisdom, be walking towards them who are without,the opportunity, buying out for yourselves,
Your discourse being always with benefit, with salt, seasoned,that ye may know how it behoveth you, unto each one, to be making answer.
The mouth of a righteous man, softly uttereth wisdom, and, his tongue, speaketh justice:
Oh! the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments! and untraceable his ways!
NUN. A lamp to my feet, is thy word, and a light to my path.
From Yahweh, are the steps of a man made firm, When, with his way, he is well pleased:
23 Whereas, we, proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified,unto Jews, indeed, an occasion of stumbling, and, unto Gentiles, foolishness;
24 But, unto the called themselvesboth Jews and Greeks, Christ, Gods power, and, Gods wisdom.
25 Because, Gods foolish thing, is, wiser than men, and, Gods weak thing, mightier than men.
He that watcheth his mouth, guardeth his soul, He that openeth wide his lips,
He that made the earth by his power, That established the world by his wisdom,And by his understanding stretched out the heavens,
Surely, with concerted measures, shalt thou make for thyself war, and, success, lieth in the greatness of the counsellor.
I know O Yahweh, That not to a son of earth, pertaineth his own path,Not, to the man who walketh, also to direct his own steps.
Unto the, O God of my fathers, do I render thanks and praise, in that, wisdom and might, thou hast given unto me,yea, already, hast thou made known to me that which we desired of thee, for, the matter of the king, hast thou made known unto us.
A dullard, delighteth not, in understanding, in nothing save the exposing of his own heart.
and said unto the judges, See what, ye, are doing, inasmuch as, not for man, must ye judge, but for Yahweh,who will be with you, in the word of justice.
Daniel responded, and said, Let the name of God be blessed from age to age,in that wisdom and might, to him belong;
To man, belong the preparations of the heart, but, from Yahweh, cometh the answer of the tongue.
For, to a man who is good before him, hath he given wisdom and knowledge and gladness,whereas, to the sinner, he hath given employment, to gather and heap up, to give to one who is good before God, even this, was vanity, and a feeding on wind.
Great is our Lord, and of abounding strength, And, his knowledge, cannot be expressed.
the heart of the intelligent, acquireth knowledge, yea, the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge.
By thy counsel, wilt thou guide me, And, afterwards, unto glory, wilt thou take me.
Men who are not versed in the morrowof what sort your life ; for ye are, a vapourfor a little, appearing, then, just disappearing!
In order that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, even unto all the riches of the full assurance of their understanding, unto a personal knowledge of the sacred secret of God,Christ:
In whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden away.
One slow to anger, hath great understanding, but, the hasty in spirit, exalteth folly.
To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver!
Yea, rest thy delight on Yahweh, that he may give thee the requests of thy heart.
Now, unto him who is able to do, above all things, exceeding abundantly above the things which we ask or conceive,according to the power which doth energise itself within us,
Unto him, be the glory, in the assembly, and in Christ Jesusunto all the generations of the age of ages; Amen:
This third time, am I coming unto you:at the mouth of two witnesses, or three, shall every matter be established.
When thou walkest abroad, it shall guide thee, when thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee, when thou wakest, it shall speak to thee:
Who is wise and well-instructed-among you? Let him show, out of his comely behaviour, his works, in meekness of wisdom.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, with thy might, do,for there is no work nor calculation nor knowledge nor wisdom, in hades, whither, thou, art going.
Wisdom, however, we do speak, among the full-grown,wisdom, indeed, not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are to come to nought;
But we speak, Gods, wisdom, in a sacred secret, that hidden , which God marked out beforehand, before the ages, for our glory,
BOOK THE FIRST How happy the man, who hath not walked in the counsel of the lawless,and, in the way of sinners, hath not stood, and, in the seat of scoffers, hath not sat;
But, in the law of Yahweh, is his delight,and, in his law, doth he talk with himself day and night.
The opening of thy words, sheddeth light, Giving understanding to the simple.
Be not judging according to appearance, but, just judgment, be judging,
A mans heart, deviseth his way, but, Yahweh, directeth his steps.
Teach me to do thy good pleasure, for, thou, art my God,Thy spirit, is good, thou wilt set me down to rest in a level land.
For the sake of thy Name, O Yahweh, wilt thou give unto me life, In thy righteousness, wilt thou bring forth, out of distress, my soul;
Let, the word of the Christ, dwell within you richly,in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude, raising song with your hearts unto God:
Point out to me, O Yahweh, thy way,And guide me in a level path, because of mine adversaries.
Every one, therefore, who heareth these my words, and doeth them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.