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Wisdom of Solomon

1611 KJV < < Chapter 7 > > Modern

7:1 I my selfe also am a mortall man, like to all, and the ofspring of him that was first made of the earth,

  

7:1 I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,

7:2 And in my mothers wombe was fashioned to be flesh in the time of tenne moneths being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleepe.

7:2 And in my mother's womb was fashioned to be flesh in the time of ten months, being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleep.

7:3 And when I was borne, I drew in the common aire, and fell vpon the earth which is of like nature, and the first voice which I vttered, was crying as all others doe.

7:3 And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.

7:4 I was nursed in swadling clothes, and that with cares.

7:4 I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and that with cares.

7:5 For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.

7:5 For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.

7:6 For all men haue one entrance vnto life, and the like going out.

7:6 For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.

7:7 Wherefore I prayed, and vnderstanding was giuen mee: I called [vpon God], and the spirit of wisedome came to me.

7:7 Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.

7:8 I preferred her before scepters, and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.

7:8 I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.

7:9 Neither compared I vnto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and siluer shalbe counted as clay before her.

7:9 Neither compared I unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her.

7:10 I loued her aboue health and beautie, and chose to haue her in stead of light: for the light that commeth from her neuer goeth out.

7:10 I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light: for the light that cometh from her never goeth out.

7:11 All good things together came to me with her, and innumerable riches in her hands.

7:11 All good things together came to me with her, and innumerable riches in her hands.

7:12 And I reioyced in [them] all, because wisedome goeth before them: and I knew not that shee was the mother of them.

7:12 And I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom goeth before them: and I knew not that she was the mother of them.

7:13 I learned diligently, and doe communicate [her] liberally: I doe not hide her riches.

7:13 I learned diligently, and do communicate her liberally: I do not hide her riches.

7:14 For shee is a treasure vnto men that neuer faileth: which they that vse, become the friends of God: being commended for the gifts that come from learning.

7:14 For she is a treasure unto men that never faileth: which they that use become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts that come from learning.

7:15 God hath granted me to speake as I would, and to conceiue as is meet for the things that are giuen mee: because it is hee that leadeth vnto wisedome, and directeth the wise.

7:15 God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.

7:16 For in his hand are both we and our wordes: all wisedome also and knowledge of workemanship.

7:16 For in his hand are both we and our words; all wisdom also, and knowledge of workmanship.

7:17 For hee hath giuen mee certaine knowledge of the things that are, namely to know how the world was made, & the operation of the elements:

7:17 For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements:

7:18 The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning [of the Sunne], and the change of seasons:

7:18 The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons:

7:19 The circuits of yeres, and the positions of starres:

7:19 The circuits of years, and the positions of stars:

7:20 The natures of liuing creatures, and the furies of wilde beasts: the violence of windes, and the reasonings of men: the diuersities of plants, and the vertues of rootes:

7:20 The natures of living creatures, and the furies of wild beasts: the violence of winds, and the reasonings of men: the diversities of plants and the virtues of roots:

7:21 And all such things as are either secret or manifest: them I know.

7:21 And all such things as are either secret or manifest, them I know.

7:22 For wisedome which is the worker of all things, taught mee: for in her is an vnderstanding spirit holy, one onely, manifold, subtile, liuely, cleare, vndefiled, plaine, not subiect to hurt, louing the thing that is good, quicke, which canot be letted, ready to do good:

7:22 For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good,

7:23 Kinde to man, stedfast, sure, free from care, hauing all power, ouerseeing all things, and going through all vnderstanding, pure, and most subtile spirits.

7:23 Kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtil, spirits.

7:24 For wisedome is more moouing then any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her purenesse.

7:24 For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness.

7:25 For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no vndefiled thing fall into her.

7:25 For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her.

7:26 For shee is the brightnesse of the euerlasting light: the vnspotted mirrour of the power of God, and the Image of his goodnesse.

7:26 For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.

7:27 And being but one she can doe all things: and remayning in her selfe, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entring into holy soules, she maketh them friends of God, & Prophets.

7:27 And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets.

7:28 For God loueth none but him, that dwelleth with wisedome.

7:28 For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.

7:29 For she is more beautiful then the Sunne, and aboue all the order of starres, being compared with the light, she is found before it.

7:29 For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.

7:30 For after this commeth night: but vice shall not preuaile against wisdome.

7:30 For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom.


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