* [6:17–20] This type of reasoning approximates the rhetorical sorites, a series of statements in which the predicate of each becomes the subject of the next. 20 the desire for Wisdom thus leads to sovereignty. 21 Therefore if you delight in thrones and scepters, O monarchs over the peoples,honor wisdom, so that you may reign forever.22 I will tell you what wisdom is and how she came to be,and I will hide no secrets from you,but I will trace her course from the beginning of creation,and make knowledge of her clear,and I will not pass by the truth;23 nor will I travel in the company of sickly envy,for envy[b] does not associate with wisdom.24 The multitude of the wise is the salvation of the world,and a sensible king is the stability of any people.25 Therefore be instructed by my words, and you will profit. 4Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you did not judge rightly. Many in our society continue to look outside themselves for this wonderful, elusive potion. The Douay–Rheims Bible (or Rheims–Douai Bible or Douai Bible) is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English made by members of the English College, … New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Chapter 6 – Elixir of Life. 12 Wisdom is radiant and unfading,and she is easily discerned by those who love her,and is found by those who seek her.13 She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her.14 One who rises early to seek her will have no difficulty,for she will be found sitting at the gate.15 To fix one’s thought on her is perfect understanding,and one who is vigilant on her account will soon be free from care,16 because she goes about seeking those worthy of her,and she graciously appears to them in their paths,and meets them in every thought. Daisaku Ikeda's Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness; Chapter 6.6 Be a Shining Presence like the Sun Wisdom Chapter 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16. and those who have been taught them will find a defense. Wisdom. 15For setting your heart on her is the perfection of prudence. 1Hear, therefore, kings, and understand;a. learn, you magistrates* of the earth’s expanse! Chapter 6. for she will be found sitting at the gate. (5. 18then, care for discipline is love of her; To observe her laws is the basis for incorruptibility; 19and incorruptibility makes one close to God; 20thus the desire for Wisdom leads to a kingdom. 5Terribly and swiftly he shall come against you, because severe judgment awaits the exalted—, 6For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercyc. 21 If then thrones and sceptres delight you, monarchs of the nations, honour Wisdom, so that you may reign for ever. When you want to take a test...click on anyone of the tests for that Study Set.) ; Wisdom 6: KJV; Wisdom 6: RSV; Historical References, Commentary and Comparative Texts: VI.15, Stromata, Clement of Alexandria (c 200); Part IV, On the Incarnation, Athanasius (297-373); Contemporary References, Commentary and Comparative Texts: 21If, then, you find pleasure in throne and scepter, you princes of peoples. It is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English. (4. 6 So then, you kings, you rulers the world over, listen to what I say, and learn from it. 6:3. [259] But it would seem that fear, not love, is the beginning of wisdom, because Sirach 1:16 has: ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’. Give ear, ye that rule the people, and glory in the multitude of nations. 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