|Wisdom 3 |
1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there no torment shall touch them.
2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, and their departure is taken for misery,1
3 And their going from us to be utter destruction; but they are in peace.
4 For though they are punished in the sight of men, yet their hope is full of immortality.
7 In time they shall be respected. The righteous shall shine and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
9 those who put their trust in him shall understand the truth; and such as are faithful in love shall abide with him for grace and mercy is to his saints, and he cares for his elect.
10 But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations,3 who have neglected righteousness, and forsaken the Lord.
11 For those who reject wisdom and discipline are miserable [without peace], and their hope is vain, and their labors without fruit, and their works unprofitable.
12 Their wives are foolish, and their children are wicked.
13 Their offspring is cursed. Therefore blessed is the barren who is undefiled, who has not known the sinful bed; she shall have fruit in the visitation [by God] of souls.
14 And blessed is the eunuch,4 who has 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.
15 For glorious is the fruit of good labors, and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.
16 As for the children of adulterers, they shall not come to their perfection, and the seed of an unrighteous bed shall be rooted out.
17 For though they live long, yet they shall not be regarded, and their last age shall be without honor.
18 Or, if they die quickly, they have no hope, neither comfort in the day of trial.
19 For horrible is the end of the unrighteous generation.
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1 their (the righteous ones) departure is taken for misery. The Hindus state that Jesus died on the cross because of the bad karma he had collected in his life(s). They call him evil because they believe that the fate of man on earth is determined by his karma, either in this life or in previous ones.
2 the righteous shall have dominion over the people. Life on earth orders the next life. Christ will rule through his saints; his saints will rule, even be bowed down to, by the ungodly in the next life.
3 the ungodly shall be punished according to their imaginations. In the next life, you get the desires of your heart: but in an avalanche of quantity and intensity. Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be satiated with their own desires. Prov 1:31
4 blessed is the eunuch. There is a gift from God to be freed from lust: there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it. Mat 19:12. Paul says he is laboring over the Corinthians that he might present them as chaste virgins to Christ; Jesus said: to enter the Kingdom we must become like little children, innocent of sin. This refers to the 144,000 in Revelation, who are virgins, not defiled by women; Christ changes a person, making them virgins again, the lust removed, the defilement by women removed. Paul speaks in Colossians of presenting every man perfect in Christ Jesus; or as the Amplified says: present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One), Col 1:28. The perfection of the saints is the work of the ministry, till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Eph 4:11-13.
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