Wisdom of Solomon 1:7


3 For perverse thoughts separate people from God, and when his power is tested, it exposes the foolish; 4 because wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, or dwell in a body enslaved to sin. 5 For a holy and disciplined spirit will flee from deceit, and will leave foolish thoughts behind, and will be ashamed at the approach of unrighteousness. 6 For wisdom is a kindly spirit, but will not free blasphemers from the guilt of their words; because God is witness of their inmost feelings, and a true observer of their hearts, and a hearer of their tongues. 7 Because the spirit of the Lord has filled the world, and that which holds all things together knows what is said, 8 therefore those who utter unrighteous things will not escape notice, and justice, when it punishes, will not pass them by.

Colossians 1:17

New Testament

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, 16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created in him—all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers—all things were created through him and for him. 17 He himself is before all things, and all things are held together in him. 18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son 20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross—through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

 Notes and References

"... Compare 'In him all things hold together' (Colossians 1:17) with 'And that which holds all things together knows all that is said' (Wisdom of Solomon 1:7). The parallels between Paul and Wisdom prove that Paul had studied the book. Wisdom probably had a wide circulation, since it is the best product of pre-Christian Judaism in Alexandria and combined the best in Hellenism with the national spirit of Judaism. This combination would especially appeal to Paul since he tried to be all things to all men to gain some ..."

Berwick, Phillip W. The Way of Salvation in the Wisdom of Solomon (p. 120) Boston University, 1958

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