0 SAB Wisdom 3

They were thirsty, and they called upon thee, and water was given them out of the high rock, and a refreshment of their thirst out of the hard stone. 11:4

Trivia: In the first plague of Egypt, what did God force the Egyptians to drink?



Just people never die (It just looks that way)

1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them.

Just people never die. 

2In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery:

It only seems like they do to foolish people.

3 And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace.

4 And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.

5 Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.

6 As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them.

7The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.

Just people shine, and run to and fro.

8 They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.

9 They that trust in him, shall understand the truth: and they that are faithful in love shall rest in him: for grace and peace is to his elect.

Foolish wives and cursed children
InjusticeWomenFamily Values Absurdity 3:10-19

10But the wicked shall be punished according to their own devices: who have neglected the just, and have revolted from the Lord.

But wicked people will be punished.

11 For he that rejecteth wisdom, and discipline, is unhappy: and their hope is vain, and their labours without fruit, and their works unprofitable.

Men who reject wisdom have foolish wives and wicked children.

12Their wives are foolish, and their children wicked.

13Their offspring is cursed: for happy is the barren: and the undefiled, that hath not known bed in sin: she shall have fruit in the visitation of holy souls.

Their children are cursed.

Barren women and virgins are happy. They will have fruit when holy souls visit.

14And the eunuch, that hath not wrought iniquity with his hands, nor thought wicked things against God: for the precious gift of faith shall be given to him, and a most acceptable lot in the temple of God.

Eunuchs have the git of faith, and have a good seat in the temple of God.

15 For the fruit of good labours is glorious, and the root of wisdom never faileth.

16 But the children of adulterers shall not come to perfection, and the seed of the unlawful bed shall be rooted out.

But the children of adulterers will be destroyed.

17 And if they live long, they shall be nothing regarded, and their last old age shall be without honour.

If they live long, they will be have no value, and they will not be honored in their old age.

18 And if they die quickly, they shall have no hope, nor speech of comfort in the day of trial.

If they die quickly, they shall have no hope, and no one will comfort them.

19 For dreadful are the ends of a wicked race.

The the end of the wicked is dreadful.

VegetableEMPEROR2 months ago

Wow, this is ominous. Just when I was thinking perhaps this book could be a bit redeeming, here we have more awful atonement by children for the acts of their parents.

What's a little odd is that in verse 16, "the seed of the unlawful bed shall be rooted out," or, one could say, "eliminated," but in the next verse, it seems that those children could make it to old age. Which is it? Are they going to be destroyed or are they going to live a long life?


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