Wisdom of Solomon 14:26
24 they no longer keep either their lives or their marriages pure, but they either treacherously kill one another, or grieve one another by adultery, 25 and all is a raging riot of blood and murder, theft and deceit, corruption, faithlessness, tumult, perjury, 26 confusion over what is good, forgetfulness of favors, defiling of souls, sexual perversion, disorder in marriages, adultery, and debauchery. 27 For the worship of idols not to be named is the beginning and cause and end of every evil. 28 For their worshipers either rave in exultation, or prophesy lies, or live unrighteously, or readily commit perjury;
24 Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, 27 and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
Notes and References
"... There is also some evidence in New Testament texts of awareness of the theological themes of the Apocrypha. Romans 1:20–29 may reflect knowledge of Wisdom of Solomon (Wis 13:5, 8; 14:24, 27), and other parallels have been suggested. But these are vague and could be simply resonances of teachings that were gaining in popularity. Soon, however, early Christian authors began quoting the Apocrypha explicitly. First Clement 3:4, 27:5 quotes Wis 2:24 and 12:12, and at 55:4–6 it puts Judith forward as a positive example. Epistle of Barnabas 12:1 quotes 2 Esdras (4 Ezra) as “another of the prophets.” ..."
Wills, Lawrence M. Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles (pp. 12-13) Yale University Press, 2021
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