ḤAḴMAH 1 (Wisdom 1)

1 Love righteousness, you that are rulers of the earth.
Think of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in goodness and seek Him in integrity of heart.

2 For He is found by those who do not try Him,
And reveals Himself to those who do not distrust Him.

3 For perverse thoughts separate from Elohim,
And His power, when it is tried, reproves the unwise.

4 For wisdom does not enter into a malicious being,
Nor dwell in the body that is subject to sin.

5 For the qodesh spirit of discipline flees deceit,
And turns away from thoughts that are without understanding,
And does not remain when unrighteousness comes in.

6 For wisdom is a loving spirit,
But a blasphemer shall not go unpunished for his words.
For Elohim is witness of his kidneys,
And a true watcher of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.

7 For the Ruaḥ of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 fills the world,
And that which sustains all knows what is said.

8 Therefore he who speaks unrighteous words is not hidden,
Nor does vengeance pass him by when it punishes.

9 For a search shall be made into the counsels of the wicked,
And the words of his voice shall come to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to reveal his wicked deeds.

10 For a jealousy ear hears all words,
And the sound of grumbling is not hidden.

11 Therefore beware of grumbling, which is useless,
And keep your tongue from secrecy.
For no secret word is without evil,
And a lying mouth destroys the being.

12 Do not seek death in the straying of your life,
And do not pull destruction upon yourself with the works of your hands.

13 For Elohim did not make death,
Nor does He delight in the destruction of the living.

14 For He created all to have their life;
And the creations of the world were perfect,
And no poison of destruction in them,
Nor the reign of death upon the earth;

15 For righteousness is immortal.

16 But wicked men with their works and words called it to them,
For when they thought to have it their friend, they perished to naught,
And made a covenant with it,
Because they deserve to receive a share in it.