And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;
for I will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist.
Let no one deceive himself; if any one does seem to be wise among you in this age -- let him become a fool, that he may become wise,
and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
and the wisdom from above, first, indeed, is pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of kindness and good fruits, uncontentious, and unhypocritical: --
Be not therefore anxious for the morrow, for the morrow shall be anxious for its own things; sufficient for the dayis the evil of it.
and you have forgotten the exhortation that does speak fully with you as with sons, 'My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being reproved by Him,
for whom the Lord does love He does chasten, and He scourges every son whom He receives;'
See, then, how exactly you walk, not as unwise, but as wise,
redeeming the time, because the days are evil;
and all, whatever you may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,
having known that from the Lord you shall receive the recompense of the inheritance -- for the Lord Christ you serve;
'A queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo, a greater than Solomon here!
to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to him be glory to the ages. Amen.
in wisdom walk you toward those without, the time forestalling;
your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behooveth you to answer each one.
O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!
23 also we -- we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness,
24 and to those called -- both Jews and Greeks -- Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God,
25 because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;
who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing;
that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,
in whom are all the treasures of the wisdom and the knowledge hid,
and to Him who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
to Him is the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen.
This third time do I come unto you; on the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every saying be established;
Who is wise and intelligent among you? let him show out of the good behaviour his works in meekness of wisdom,
And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,
judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing each other, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, in grace singing in your hearts to the Lord;
'Therefore, every one who does hear of me these words, and does do them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock;