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Charles < < Chapter XCIV / Chapter 93 > > Laurence

XCIV

XCIV.1-5. ADMONITIONS TO THE RIGHTEOUS.

1And now I say unto you, my sons, love righteousness and walk therein;
For the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation,
But the paths of unrighteousness shall suddenly be destroyed and vanish.

2And to certain men of a generation shall the paths of violence and of death be revealed,
And they shall hold themselves afar from them,
And shall not follow them.

3And now I say unto you the righteous:
Walk not in the paths of wickedness, nor in the paths of death,
And draw not nigh to them, lest ye be destroyed.

4But seek and choose for yourselves righteousness and an elect life,
And walk in the paths of peace,
And ye shall live and prosper.

5And hold fast my words in the thoughts of your hearts,
And suffer them not to be effaced from your hearts;

For I know that sinners will tempt men to evilly-entreat wisdom,
So that no place may be found for her,
And no manner of temptation may minish.

XCIV.6-11. WOES FOR THE SINNERS.

6Woe to those who build unrighteousness and oppression
And lay deceit as a foundation;
For they shall be suddenly overthrown,
And they shall have no peace.

7Woe to those who build their houses with sin;
For from all their foundations shall they be overthrown,
And by the sword shall they fall.
{And those who acquire gold and silver in judgement suddenly shall perish.}

8Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches,
And from your riches shall ye depart,
Because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days of your riches.

9Ye have committed blasphemy and unrighteousness,
And have become ready for the day of slaughter,
And the day of darkness and the day of the great judgement.

10Thus I speak and declare unto you:
He who hath created you will overthrow you,
And for your fall there shall be no compassion,
And your Creator will rejoice at your destruction.

11And your righteous ones in those days shall be
A reproach to the sinners and the godless.

 

93

93:1 And now let me exhort you, my children, to love righteousness, and to walk in it; for the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation; but the paths of iniquity shall suddenly fail, and be diminished.

93:2 To men of note in their generation the paths of oppression and death are revealed; but they keep far from them, and do not follow them.

93:3 Now, too, let me exhort you [who are] righteous, not to walk in the paths of evil and oppression, nor in the paths of death. Approach them not, that you may not perish; but covet,

93:4 And choose for yourselves righteousness, and a good life.

93:5 Walk in the paths of peace, that you may live, and be found worthy. Retain my words in your inmost thoughts, and obliterate them not from your hearts; for I know that sinners counsel men to commit crime craftily. They are not found in every place, nor does every counsel possess a little of them.

93:6 Woe to those who build iniquity and oppression, and who lay the foundation of fraud; for suddenly shall they be subverted, and never obtain peace.

93:7 Woe to those who build up their houses with crime; for from their very foundations shall their houses be demolished, and by the sword shall they [themselves] fall. Those, too, who acquire gold and silver, shall justly and suddenly perish. Woe to you who are rich, for in your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be removed; because you have not remembered the Most High in the days of your prosperity.

93:8 You have committed blasphemy and iniquity; and are destined to the day of the effusion of blood, to the day of darkness, and to the day of the great judgment.

93:9 This I will declare and point out to you, that he who created you will destroy you.

93:10 When you fall, he will not show you mercy; but your Creator will rejoice in your destruction.

93:11 Let those, then, who shall be righteous among you in those days, detest sinners, and the ungodly.


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