Wisdom of Solomon


The righteous live forevermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the Most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand: for with His right hand shall He cover them, and with His arm shall He protect them. And His zeal will take armour, and He will arm His creation for vengeance upon His enemies. He will vest in the armour of truth, and His helmet shall be judgment without respect of persons. He shall take up the invincible shield of holiness; He shall sharpen His wrath for a sword, and the world shall fight with Him against the mad ones. Then shafts of lightning shall strike down from the clouds, as from a bow well aimed, and shall fly to their mark. And hailstones of wrath shall be cast down as stones, and the waters of the sea shall rage against them, and the floods shall drown them terribly. A mighty wind shall rise against them, and like a storm shall blow them away; thus iniquity shall lay waste the whole earth, and ill dealing shall overthrow the thrones of the mighty. Hear, therefore, O ye kings, and understand; learn, ye that be judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, ye that rule the people, and are proud in the multitude of nations: For power is given you from the Lord, and strength cometh of the Highest.

Provided by Priest John Shaw