ḤAḴMAH 10 (Wisdom 10)

1 She preserved the first formed father of the world,
Who was created alone, and brought him out from his fall,

2 And gave him power to rule all creatures.

3 But when the unrighteous went away from her in his wrath,
He also perished in the fury with which he murdered his brother.

4 For whose cause the earth being drowned with the flood,
Wisdom again preserved it,
And directed the course of the righteous within a piece of wood of little value.

5 And the nations being confounded in their wicked conspiracy,
She found out the righteous,
And preserved him blameless before Elohim,
And kept him strong despite his tender compassion toward his son.

6 When the wicked perished, she delivered the righteous man,
Who fled from the fire which fell down upon the five cities.

7 Of whose wickedness the smoking wasteland is a witness even to this day,
And plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness;
And a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving being.

8 For not regarding wisdom, they not only received this evil;
That they did not know that which was good;
But also left behind them a remembrance to the world of their foolishness;
So that the matters in which they sinned could not so much as be hidden.

9 But wisdom delivered those who attended to her from pain.

10 When the righteous fled from his brother’s wrath she guided him in right paths,
Showed him the reign of Elohim, and gave him knowledge of qodesh matters,
Made him wealthy in his travels, and multiplied the fruit of his labours.

11 In the covetousness of those who oppressed him she stood by him, and made him wealthy.

12 She defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait,
And in heavy conflict she gave him the deliverance;
That he might know that good is stronger than all.

13 When the righteous was sold, she did not forsake him,
But delivered him from sin:
She went down with him into the pit,

14 And did not leave him in chains, till she brought him the sceptre of the reign,
And power against those who oppressed him:
As for those who had accused him, she showed them to be liars,
And gave him everlasting esteem.

15 She delivered the righteous people and blameless seed from the nation that oppressed them.

16 She entered into the being of the servant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And withstood awesome sovereigns with wonders and signs;

17 Rendered to the righteous a reward for their labours,
Guided them in a marvellous way, and was a cover unto them by day,
And a light by stars in the night time;

18 Brought them through the Sea of Reeds,
And led them through deep waters.

19 But she drowned their enemies,
and threw them up from the depth of the sea.

20 Therefore the righteous plundered the wicked,
And praised Your qodesh Name, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And with one accord exalted Your hand, that fought for them.

21 For wisdom opened the mouth of the dumb,
And taught the tongues of those who could not speak.