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Wisdom of Solomon

1611 KJV < < Chapter 4 > > Modern

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.

  

4:1 Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men.

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.

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 ever, having gotten the victory, striving for undefiled rewards.

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

4:3 But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation.

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.

4:4 For though they flourish in branches for a time; yet standing not last, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be rooted out.

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

4:5 The imperfect branches shall be broken off, their fruit unprofitable, not ripe to eat, yea, meet for nothing.

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

4:6 For children begotten of unlawful beds are witnesses of wickedness against their parents in their trial.

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

4:7 But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.

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

4:8 For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years.

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

4:9 But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.

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

4:10 He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated.

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

4:11 Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.

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

4:12 For the bewitching of naughtiness doth obscure things that are honest; and the wandering of concupiscence doth undermine the simple mind.

4:13 He being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time.

4:13 He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time:

4:14 For his soule pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he [to take him away], from among the wicked.

4:14 For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.

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.

4:15 This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.

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.

4:16 Thus the righteous that is dead shall condemn the ungodly which are living; and youth that is soon perfected the many years and old age of the unrighteous.

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.

4:17 For they shall see the end of the wise, and shall not understand what God in his counsel hath decreed of him, and to what end the Lord hath set him in safety.

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.

4:18 They shall see him, and despise him; but God shall laugh them to scorn: and they shall hereafter be a vile carcase, and a reproach among the dead for evermore.

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.

4:19 For he shall rend them, and cast them down headlong, that they shall be speechless; and he shall shake them from the foundation; and they shall be utterly laid waste, and be in sorrow; and their memorial shall perish.

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.

4:20 And when they cast up the accounts of their sins, they shall come with fear: and their own iniquities shall convince them to their face.


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