1:1 Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth:Think of the Lord with a good (heart,)And in simplicity of heart seek Him.
1:2 For He will be found of them that tempt Him not;And sheweth Himself unto such as do not distrust Him.
1:3 For froward thoughts separate from God:And His power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise.
1:4 For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter;Nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin.
1:5 For the holy spirit of discipline will flee deceit,And remove from thoughts that are without understanding,And will not abide when unrighteousness cometh in.
1:6 For Wisdom is a loving spirit;And will not acquit a blasphemer of his words:For God is witness of his reins,And a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
1:7 For the Spirit of the Lord filleth the world:And that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.
1:8 Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things cannot be hid:Neither shall vengeance, when it punisheth, pass by him.
1:9 For inquisition shall be made into the counsels of the ungodly:And the sound of his words shall come unto the Lord for the manifestation of his wicked deeds.
1:10 For the ear of jealousy heareth all things:And the noise of murmurings is not hid.
1:11 Therefore beware of murmuring, which is unprofitable;And refrain your tongue from backbiting:For there is no word so secret, that shall go for nought:And the mouth that belieth slayeth the soul.
1:12 Seek not death in the error of your life:And pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of your hands.
1:13 For God made not death:Neither hath He pleasure in the destruction of the living.
1:14 For He created all things, that they might have their being:And the generations of the world were healthful;And there is no poison of destruction in them,Nor the kingdom of death upon the earth:
1:15 (For righteousness is immortal:)
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