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LXX2012: Septuagint in American English 2012 - Wisdom

Wisdom 9

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1O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who have made all things with your word,
2And ordained man through your wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which you have made,
3And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart:
4Give me wisdom, that sits by your throne; and reject me not from among your children:
5For I your servant and son of your handmaid am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the understanding of judgment and laws.
6For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if your wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.
7You have chosen me to be a king of your people, and a judge of your sons and daughters:
8You have commanded me to build a temple upon your holy mount, and an altar in the city wherein you dwell, a resemblance of the holy tabernacle, which you have prepared from the beginning.
9And wisdom was with you: which knows your works, and was present when you made the world, and knew what was acceptable in your sight, and right in your commandments.
10O send her out of your holy heavens, and from the throne of your glory, that being present she may labor with me, that I may know what is pleasing to you.
11For she knows and understands all things, and she shall lead me soberly in my doings, and preserve me in her power.
12So shall my works be acceptable, and then shall I judge your people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my father's seat.
13For what man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is?
14For the thoughts of mortal men are miserable, and our devices are but uncertain.
15For the corruptible body presses down the soul, and the earthy tabernacle weighs down the mind that muses upon many things.
16And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labor do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who has searched out?
17And your counsel who has known, except you give wisdom, and send your Holy Spirit from above?
18For so the ways of them which lived on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing to you, and were saved through wisdom.