Wisdom of Solomon 4:16


14 for their souls were pleasing to the Lord, therefore he took them quickly from the midst of wickedness. 15 Yet the peoples saw and did not understand, or take such a thing to heart, that God's grace and mercy are with his elect, and that he watches over his holy ones. 16 The righteous who have died will condemn the ungodly who are living, and youth that is quickly perfected will condemn the prolonged old age of the unrighteous. 17 For they will see the end of the wise, and will not understand what the Lord purposed for them, and for what he kept them safe. 18 The unrighteous will see, and will have contempt for them, but the Lord will laugh them to scorn. After this they will become dishonored corpses, and an outrage among the dead forever;

Matthew 12:41

New Testament

39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. 41 The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it because they repented when Jonah preached to them—and now, something greater than Jonah is here! 42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon—and now, something greater than Solomon is here! 43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it passes through waterless places looking for rest but does not find it.

 Notes and References

"... The final judgment in the Wisdom of Solomon emphasizes the eschatological vindication of the righteous by God. The backdrop is the apparent prosperity of the wicked, who not only abuse the righteous, but mock them for their eschatological hope. Chapter 3 first explains a special judgment, indicating that immediately after death the “souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seem to have died ...” (3:1-2). However, a day of final judgment still awaits (3:7, 18; 5:1) a day when the continuing “hope” (3:4) of the righteous dead will be brought to fulfillment. On this day the righteous dead will be resurrected (3:7-8; 4:16; 5:1, 4) and will confront those among the ungodly who are alive face to face (4:16; 5:1). The Wisdom of Solomon blends trial imagery and warfare imagery in its depiction of the final judgment ..."

Gregg, Brian Han The Historical Jesus and the Final Judgment Sayings in Q (pp. 94-95) University of Notre Dame, 2005

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