10 Wisdoma protected the first-formed father of the world, when he alone had been created;
she delivered him from his transgression,
he perished because in rage he killed his brother.
steering the righteous man by a paltry piece of wood.
5 Wisdomb also, when the nations in wicked agreement had been put to confusion,
recognized the righteous man and preserved him blameless before God,
and kept him strong in the face of his compassion for his child.
6 Wisdomc rescued a righteous man when the ungodly were perishing;
he escaped the fire that descended on the Five Cities.d
a continually smoking wasteland,
plants bearing fruit that does not ripen,
and a pillar of salt standing as a monument to an unbelieving soul.
they not only were hindered from recognizing the good,
but also left for humankind a reminder of their folly,
so that their failures could never go unnoticed.
she guided him on straight paths;
she showed him the kingdom of God,
and gave him knowledge of holy things;
she prospered him in his labors,
and increased the fruit of his toil.
she stood by him and made him rich.
and kept him safe from those who lay in wait for him;
in his arduous contest she gave him the victory,
so that he might learn that godliness is more powerful than anything else.
13 When a righteous man was sold, wisdome did not desert him,
but delivered him from sin.
She descended with him into the dungeon,
until she brought him the scepter of a kingdom
and authority over his masters.
Those who accused him she showed to be false,
and she gave him everlasting honor.
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