Wisdom of Solomon 5:16


15 But the righteous live forever, and their reward is with the Lord; the Most High takes care of them. 16 Therefore they will receive a glorious crown and a beautiful diadem from the hand of the Lord, because with his right hand he will cover them, and with his arm he will shield them. 17 The Lord will take his zeal as his whole armor, and will arm all creation to repel his enemies; 18 he will put on righteousness as a breastplate, and wear impartial justice as a helmet; 19 he will take holiness as an invincible shield, 20 and sharpen stern wrath for a sword, and creation will join with him to fight against his frenzied foes.

2 Timothy 4:8

New Testament

5 You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. 7 I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! 8 Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day—and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.

 Notes and References

"... The principle of Daniel 7:22 shows the King of Kings brings judgment in favor of the holy ones of the Most High so the holy ones may assume kingship. The structure of this verse is a vertical parallelism which connects the Sons of God with divine kingship. Apocalyptic literature connects heaven and earth as is done in liturgical temple and church practice. The concept of an enthroned wisdom teacher is from Wisdom 5:16; 6:18 and 2 Timothy 4:8. The teaching which comes from Wisdom 2:16, 2:20, 3:8-9 is also located in John 5:18, 15:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:2; Matthew 19:28, 27:43. In Tobit 12:15 and Rev 8:2, Seven Angels are to praise the Holy One ..."

Roberts, Tom The Prefiguring and Exaltation of Wisdom in the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha (p. 24) Hellenic Orthodox University, 2016

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