The Bible – Old Testament Ecclesiastes Chapter 11 1 1 Cast your bread upon the waters; after a long time you may find it again. 2 2 Make seven or eight portions; you know not what misfortune may come upon the earth. 3 When the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth. Whether a… Seguir leyendo Ecclesiastes – Chapter 11
The Bible – Old Testament Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 1 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. 3 A time to kill, and a time… Seguir leyendo Ecclesiastes – Chapter 3
The Bible – Old Testament Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 1 1 The words of David’s son, Qoheleth, king in Jerusalem: 2 2 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity! 3 3 What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? 4 One generation passes and another comes, but… Seguir leyendo Ecclesiastes – Chapter 1
The Bible – Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 21 1 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD; wherever it pleases him, he directs it. 2 All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves hearts. 3 1 To do what… Seguir leyendo Proverbs – Chapter 21
The Bible – Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 3 1 1 My son, forget not my teaching, keep in mind my commands; 2 For many days, and years of life, and peace, will they bring you. 3 Let not kindness and fidelity leave you; bind them around your neck; 4 Then will you win favor and good… Seguir leyendo Proverbs – Chapter 3
The Bible – Old Testament Micah Chapter 5 1 1 But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times. 2 2 (Therefore the Lord will give them up, until… Seguir leyendo Micah – Chapter 5
The Bible – Old Testament
The Book of Wisdom
God of my fathers, LORD of mercy. you who have made all things by your word
And in your wisdom have established man to rule the creatures produced by you,
To govern the world in holiness and justice, and to render judgment in integrity of heart:
Give me Wisdom, the attendant at your throne, and reject me not from among your children;
For I am your servant, the son of your handmaid, a man weak and short-lived and lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws.
Indeed, though one be perfect among the sons of men, if Wisdom, who comes from you, be not with him, he shall be held in no esteem.
You have chosen me king over your people and magistrate for your sons and daughters.
You have bid me build a temple on your holy mountain and an altar in the city that is your dwelling place, a copy of the holy tabernacle which you had established from of old.
Now with you is Wisdom, who knows your works and was present when you made the world; Who understands what is pleasing in your eyes and what is conformable with your commands.
Send her forth from your holy heavens and from your glorious throne dispatch her That she may be with me and work with me, that I may know what is your pleasure.
For she knows and understands all things, and will guide me discreetly in my affairs and safeguard me by her glory;
Thus my deeds will be acceptable, and I shall judge your people justly and be worthy of my father’s throne.
For what man knows God’s counsel, or who can conceive what our LORD intends?
For the deliberations of mortals are timid, and unsure are our plans.
For the corruptible body burdens the soul and the earthen shelter weighs down the mind that has many concerns.
And scarce do we guess the things on earth, and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty; but when things are in heaven, who can search them out?
Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given Wisdom and sent your holy spirit from on high?
And thus were the paths of those on earth made straight, and men learned what was your pleasure, and were saved by Wisdom.
The Bible – Old Testament Sirach Chapter 3 1 1 Children, pay heed to a father’s right; do so that you may live. 2 For the LORD sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons. 3 He who honors his father atones for sins; 4 he stores up… Seguir leyendo Sirach – Chapter 3
The Bible – Old Testament Isaiah Chapter 66 1 Thus says the LORD: The heavens are my throne, the earth is my footstool. What kind of house can you build for me; what is to be my resting place? 2 My hand made all these things when all of them came to be, says the… Seguir leyendo Isaiah – Chapter 66
The Bible – Old Testament Ezekiel Chapter 43 1 Then he led me to the gate which faces the east, 2 and there I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. I heard a sound like the roaring of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 The… Seguir leyendo Ezekiel – Chapter 43