Wisdom of Solomon 3:1


1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. 2 In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be a disaster, 3 and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. 4 For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. 5 Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; 6 like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them. 7 In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble.

1 Enoch 1:8


7 The earth will be completely torn apart, and everything on it will perish, and there will be judgment upon all people. 8 But with the righteous, He will establish peace. He will protect the chosen, and mercy will be upon them. They will all belong to God, prosper, and be blessed. He will aid them, and light will shine for them, and He will make peace with them.

 Notes and References

"... 1 Enoch 1:8 ... The cluster of terms in this verse is partly paralleled in Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; and the whole of Wisdom of Solomon 3-4, with its alternation between blessing and curse in the context of a coming judgment, could reflect parts of 1 Enoch 1-5 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 1-36, 81-108 (p. 148) Fortress Press, 2001

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