LXX Isaiah 3:10


8 because Ierousalem has been abandoned and Judea has fallen and their tongues are joined with lawlessness, being disobedient toward the things of the Lord; now therefore their glory has been brought low. 9 And the shame of their face has risen up against them; they have proclaimed their sin like that of Sodoma, and they have made it plain. Woe to their soul! Because they have given evil counsel against themselves, 10 saying, “Let us bind the just, for he is a nuisance to us.” Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their works. 11 Woe to the lawless one! Evil things will happen to him according to the works of his hands. 12 O my people, your exactors strip you clean, and your creditors lord it over you. O my people, those who congratulate you mislead you and confuse the path of your feet.

Wisdom of Solomon 2:12


10 Let us oppress the righteous poor man; let us not spare the widow or regard the gray hairs of the aged. 11 But let our might be our law of right, for what is weak proves itself to be useless. 12 "Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the law, and accuses us of sins against our training. 13 He professes to have knowledge of God, and calls himself a child of the Lord. 14 He became to us a reproof of our thoughts;

 Notes and References

"... Virtually a quotation from the LXX version of Isaiah 3:10, where the Hebrew is quite different. It is quoted by many of the Church Fathers, following its citation in Barnabas 6:7, as referring to Christ; compare Justin Martyr Dial. 17; Eusebius PE 13.13; Clement of Alexandria Stromata 5.14 (where Plato's Republic 361 is also quoted: 'The just man will have to endure the lash, the rock, chains, the branding-iron in his eyes, and finally, after every extremity of suffering, he will be crucified'); Augustine City of God 17.20.1: 'In one of these books that is called the Wisdom of Solomon Christ's passion is most clearly prophesied. For surely it is his wicked slayers who are recorded as saying: 'Let us set an ambush for the righteous man ...' The seventeenth-century commentator C. Lapide saw in the 'shameful death' of verse 20 a direct allusion to the cross, and in the word achrestos ('ineffectual') of verse 11 an insulting play on the name Christos ..."

Winston, David The Wisdom of Solomon: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (p. 119) Doubleday, 1979

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