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THE BOOK OF WISDOM: Chapter 12


God's wisdom and mercy in his proceedings with the Chanaanites.

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121O how good and sweet is thy Spirit, O Lord, in all things!bonus enim spiritus tuus est in omnibus
122And therefore thou chastisest them that err, by little and little: and admonishest them, and speakest to them, concerning the things wherein they offend: that leaving their wickedness, they may believe in thee, O Lord.propter quod hos qui exerrant partibus corripis et de quibus peccant admonens adloqueris ut relicta malitia credant in te Domine
123For those ancient inhabitants of thy holy land, whom thou didst abhor,et illos enim antiquos inhabitatores sanctae tuae terrae odiens
124Because they did works hateful to thee by their sorceries, and wicked sacrifices,quoniam odibilia tibi opera faciebant per medicamina et sacrificia iniusta
125And those merciless murderers of their own children, and eaters of men's bowels, and devourers of blood from the midst of thy consecration,et filiorum necatores sine misericordia et comestores viscerum hominum devorationem et sanguinis a medio sacramento tuo
126And those parents sacrificing with their own hands helpless souls, it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our parents,et auctores parentes animarum inauxiliatarum voluisti perdere per manus parentum nostrorum
127That the land which of all is most dear to thee, might receive a worthy colony of the children of God.ut dignam perciperent peregrinationem puerorum Dei quae tibi omnium carior est terra
128Yet even those thou sparedst as men, and didst send wasps forerunners of thy host, to destroy them by little and little.sed et his tamquam hominibus pepercisti et misisti antecessores exercitus tui vespas ut illos paulatim exterminarent
129Not that thou wast unable to bring the wicked under the just by war, or by cruel beasts, or with one rough word to destroy them at once:non quia inpotens eras in bello subicere impios iustis aut bestiis saevis aut verbo duro simul exterminare
1210But executing thy judgments by degrees, thou gavest them place of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a wicked generation, and their malice natural, and that their thought could never be changed.sed partibus iudicans dabas locum paenitentiae non ignorans quoniam nequa est natio illorum et naturalis malitia ipsorum et quoniam non poterat mutari cogitatio illorum in perpetuum
1211For it was a cursed seed from the beginning: neither didst thou for fear of any one give pardon to their sins.semen enim erat maledictum ab initio nec timens aliquem veniam dabas peccatis illorum
1212For who shall say to thee: What hast thou done? or who shall withstand thy judgment? or who shall come before thee to be a revenger of wicked men? or who shall accuse thee, if the nations perish, which thou hast made ?quis enim dicet tibi quid fecisti aut quis stabit contra iudicium tuum aut quis in conspectum tuum veniet vindex iniquorum hominum aut quis tibi inputabit si nationes perierint quas tu fecisti
1213For there is no other God but thou, who hast care of all, that thou shouldst shew that thou dost not give judgment unjustly.nec enim est alius Deus quam tu cuius cura est de omnibus ut ostendas quoniam non iniuste iudicasti
1214Neither shall king, nor tyrant, in thy sight inquire about them whom thou hast destroyed.neque rex neque tyrannus in conspectu tuo inquirent de his quos perdidisti
1215For so much then, as thou art just, thou orderest all things justly: thinking it not agreeable to the power, to condemn him who deserveth not to be punished.cum sis ergo iustus iuste omnia disponis ipsum quoque qui non debet puniri condemnas exterum aestimas a tua virtute
1216For thy power is the beginning of justice: and because thou art Lord of all, thou makest thyself gracious to all.virtus enim tua iustitiae initium est et ob hoc quod omnium Dominus es omnibus te parcere facis
1217For thou shewest thy power, when men will not believe thee to be absolute in power, and thou convincest the boldness of them that know thee not.virtutem enim ostendis tu qui non crederis esse in virtute consummatus et hos qui sciunt audaciam traducis
1218But thou being master of power, judgest with tranquillity, and with great favour disposest of us: for thy power is at hand when thou wilt.tu autem dominator virtutis cum tranquillitate iudicas et cum magna reverentia disponis nos subest enim tibi cum voles posse
1219But thou hast taught thy people by such works, that they must be just and humane, and hast made thy children to be of a good hope: because in judging, thou givest place for repentance for sins.docuisti autem populum tuum per talia opera quoniam oportet iustum esse et humanum et bonae spei fecisti filios tuos quoniam das locum in peccatis paenitentiae
1220For if thou didst punish the enemies of thy servants, and that deserved to die, with so great deliberation, giving them time and place whereby they might be changed from their wickedness:si enim inimicos servorum tuorum et debitos morti cum tanta cruciasti adtentione et liberasti dans tempus et locum per quae possint mutari a malitia
1221With what circumspection hast thou judged thy own children, to whose parents thou hast sworn, and made covenants of good promises?cum quanta diligentia iudicasti filios tuos quorum parentibus iuramenta et conventiones dedisti bonarum promissionum
1222Therefore whereas thou chastisest us, thou scourgest our enemies very many ways, to the end that when we judge we may think on thy goodness: and when we are judged, we may hope for thy mercy.cum ergo nobis disciplinam das inimicos nostros multipliciter flagellas ut bonitatem tuam cogitemus iudicantes et cum de nobis iudicatur speremus misericordiam
1223Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them, who, in their life, have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshipped.unde et illis qui in vita sua insensate et iniuste vixerunt per haec quae coluerunt dedisti summa tormenta
1224For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error, holding those things for gods which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding.etenim in erroris via diutius erraverunt deos aestimantes haec quae in animalibus sunt supervacua infantum insensatorum more viventes
1225Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them, as senseless children, to mock them.propter hoc tamquam pueris insensatis iudicium in derisum dedisti
1226But they that were not amended by mockeries and reprehensions, experienced the worthy judgment of God.qui autem ludibriis increpationis non correpti sunt dignum Dei iudicium experti sunt
1227For seeing, with indignation, that they suffered by those very things which they took for gods, when they were destroyed by the same, they acknowledged him the true God, whom in time past they denied that they knew: for which cause the end also of their condemnation came upon them.in his enim quae patiebantur moleste ferebant in quibus patientes indignabantur per haec quos putabant deos in ipsis cum exterminarentur videntes illum quem olim negabant se nosse Deum verum agnoverunt propter quod et finis condemnationis illis veniet
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