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Wisdom of Solomon

1611 KJV < < Chapter 9 > > Modern

9:1 O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word,

  

9:1 O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word,

9:2 And ordained man through thy wisedome, that he should haue dominion ouer the creatures, which thou hast made,

9:2 And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made,

9:3 And order the world according to equitie and righteousnesse, and execute iudgement with an vpright heart:

9:3 And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart:

9:4 Giue me wisedome that sitteth by thy Throne, and reiect me not from among thy children:

9:4 Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne; and reject me not from among thy children:

9:5 For I thy seruant and sonne of thine handmaide, am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the vnderstanding of iudgement and lawes.

9:5 For I thy servant and son of thine handmaid am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the understanding of judgment and laws.

9:6 For though a man be neuer so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisedome be not with him, hee shall be nothing regarded.

9:6 For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.

9:7 Thou hast chosen me to be a king of thy people, and a Iudge of thy sons and daughters:

9:7 Thou hast chosen me to be a king of thy people, and a judge of thy sons and daughters:

9:8 Thou hast commaunded me to build a Temple vpon thy holy mount, and an Altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resemblance of the holy Tabernacle which thou hast prepared from the beginning:

9:8 Thou hast commanded me to build a temple upon thy holy mount, and an altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resemblance of the holy tabernacle, which thou hast prepared from the beginning.

9:9 And wisedome was with thee: which knoweth thy workes, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy Commaundements.

9:9 And wisdom was with thee: which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments.

9:10 O send her out of thy holy heauens, and from the Throne of thy glory, that being present shee may labour with mee, that I may know what is pleasing vnto thee.

9:10 O send her out of thy holy heavens, and from the throne of thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto thee.

9:11 For she knoweth and vnderstandeth all things, and shee shall leade me soberly in my doings, and preserue me in her power.

9:11 For she knoweth and understandeth all things, and she shall lead me soberly in my doings, and preserve me in her power.

9:12 So shall my workes be acceptable, and then shall I iudge thy people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my fathers seate.

9:12 So shall my works be acceptable, and then shall I judge thy people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my father's seat.

9:13 For what man is hee that can know the counsell of God? Or who can thinke what the will of the Lord is?

9:13 For what man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is?

9:14 For the thoughts of mortall men are miserable, and our deuices are but vncertaine.

9:14 For the thoughts of mortal men are miserable, and our devices are but uncertain.

9:15 For the corruptible body presseth downe the soule, and the earthy tabernacle weigheth downe the minde that museth vpon many things.

9:15 For the corruptible body presseth down the soul, and the earthy tabernacle weigheth down the mind that museth upon many things.

9:16 And hardly doe we gesse aright at things that are vpon earth, and with labour doe wee find the things that are before vs: but the things that are in heauen, who hath searched out?

9:16 And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?

9:17 And thy counsell who hath knowen, except thou giue wisedome, and send thy holy spirit from aboue?

9:17 And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above?

9:18 For so the wayes of them which liued on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing vnto thee, and were saued through wisedome.

9:18 For so the ways of them which lived on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing unto thee, and were saved through wisdom.


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