LXX Proverbs 1:17


16 for nets are not without cause spread for birds. 17 For they that are concerned in murder store up evils for themselves; and the overthrow of transgressors is evil. 18 These are the ways of all that perform lawless deeds; for by ungodliness they destroy their own life. 19 Wisdom sings aloud in passages, and in the broad places speaks boldly. 20 And she makes proclamation on the top of the walls, and sits by the gates of princes; and at the gates of the city boldly says,

1 Enoch 50:2


1 And in those days a change shall take place for the holy and elect, and the light of days shall remain upon them, and glory and honor shall turn to the holy, 2 On the day of affliction when evil shall have been stored up against the sinners. And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spirits: And He will cause the others to witness this that they may repent and abandon the works of their hands. 3 They shall have no honor through the name of the Lord of Spirits, yet through His name they shall be saved, and the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them, for His compassion is great.

 Notes and References

"... The exhortation to take the whole armour of God has similar force for it is an exhortation to appropriate both that which God himself wears (compare Isaiah 59:17; Wisdom of Solomon 5:17-20) and which he now supplies to his people114 to enable them to fulfil their role in the cosmic battle. By 'putting on' the armour they will be able to withstand in the evil day. This terminology of the 'evil day' has its background in the apocalyptic concept of the time of climactic tribulation which will immediately precede the end of the world (compare 1 Enoch 50:2; 55:3; 63:8; 96:2; 99:4; Jubilees 23:11; Assumption of Moses 1:18; Testament of Levi 5:5; also 1QM XV, 12; XVIII, 10, 12). Some writers hold that this is the reference here in 6: 13,115 while others believe any day of special temptation is in view116 and still others that the reference is to the whole of the present age. It seems best to take the phrase as an apocalyptic concept which has, in common with other such concepts in this letter, been given a present significance (compare 5:16 - 'the days are evil' and the way in which the interpretation of the armour is orientated towards a present situation) and which yet retains its apocalyptic overtones ..."

Lincoln, Andrew T. Paradise Now and Not yet: Studies in the Role of the Heavenly Dimension in Paul’s Thought with Special Reference to His Eschatology (p. 166) Cambridge University Press, 1981

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