Liturgy for Those Who Have the Eyes to See
The Wisdom of Jesus of Sirach:
- 2:29 Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou
- 2:30 Exalt not thyself, lest thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and
so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the
congregation, because thou camest not in truth to the fear of the Lord, but thy
heart is full of deceit.
- 3:25 Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge therefore
that thou hast not.
- 3:28 In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy; for the plant of
wickedness hath taken root in him.
- 4:1 My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the needy eyes to
- 4:11 Wisdom exalteth Her children, and layeth hold of them that seek Her.
- 4:22 Accept no person against thy soul, and let not the reverence of any man
cause thee to fall.
- 4:27 Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept the person
of the mighty.
- 14:20 Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in Wisdom, and that
reasoneth of holy things by his understanding.
- 15:7 But foolish men shall not attain unto Her, and sinners shall not see Her.
- 15:8 For She is far from pride, and men that are liars cannot remember Her.
The Book of Baruch
- 3:12 Thou hast forsaken the fountain of Wisdom.
- 3:13 For if thou hadst walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in
peace for ever.
- 3:14 Learn where is Wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding; that thou
mayest know also where is length of days, and life, where is the light of the
eyes, and peace.
The Wisdom of Solomon
- 6:12 Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, She is easily seen of them
that love Her, and found of such as seek Her.
- 7:6 For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
- 9:6 For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy
Wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.
- 10:8 For regarding not Wisdom, they gat not only this hurt, that they knew not
the things which were good; but also left behind them to the world a memorial of
their foolishness: so that in the things wherein they offended they could not so
much as be hid.
- 10:9 But Wisdom delivered from pain those that attended upon Her.
- 17:8 For they, that promised to drive away terrors and troubles from a sick soul,
were sick themselves of fear, worthy to be laughed at.
- 17:10 They died for fear, denying that they saw the air, which could of no side
- 17:11 For Wickedness, condemned by Her own witness, is very timorous, and being
pressed with conscience, always forecasteth grievous things.
- 17:12 For fear is nothing else but a betraying of the succours which reason
- 17:20 For the whole world shined with clear light, and none were hindered in
- 17:21 Over them only was spread an heavy night, an image of that darkness which
should afterward receive them: but yet were they unto themselves more grievous
than the darkness.