||sapientiam omnium antiquorum exquiret et in prophetiis vacabit
The wise man will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients, and will be occupied in the prophets.
||narrationem virorum nominatorum conservabit et in versutias parabolarum simul introibit
He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.
||occulta proverbiorum exquiret et in absconditis parabolarum conversabitur
He will search out the hidden meanings of proverbs, and will be conversant in the secrets of parables.
||in medio magnatorum ministrabit et in conspectu praesidis apparebit
He shall serve among great men, and appear before the governor.
||in terram alienarum gentium pertransiet bona enim et mala in hominibus temptavit
He shall pass into strange countries: for he shall try good and evil among men.
||cor suum tradet ad vigilandum diluculo ad Dominum qui fecit illum et in conspectu Altissimi deprecabitur
He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and he will pray in the sight of the most High.
||aperiet os suum in oratione et pro delictis suis deprecabitur
He will open his mouth in prayer, and will make supplication for his sins.
||si enim Dominus magnus voluerit spiritu intellegentiae replebit illum
For if it shall please the great Lord, he will fill him with the spirit of understanding:
||et ipse tamquam imbres mittet eloquia sapientiae suae et in oratione confitebitur Domino
And he will pour forth the words of his wisdom as showers, and in his prayer he will confess to the Lord.
||ipse diriget consilium eius et disciplinam et in absconditis suis consiliabitur
And he shall direct his counsel, and his knowledge, and in his secrets shall he meditate.
||ipse palam faciet disciplinam doctrinae suae et in lege testamenti Domini gloriabitur
He shall shew forth the discipline he hath learned, and shall glory in the law of the covenant of the Lord.
||conlaudabunt multi sapientiam eius et usque in saeculum non delebitur
Many shall praise his wisdom, and it shall never be forgotten.
||non recedet memoria eius et nomen eius requiretur a generatione in generationem
The memory of him shall not depart away, and his name shall be in request from generation to generation.
||sapientiam eius enarrabunt gentes et laudem eius nuntiabit ecclesia
Nations shall declare his wisdom, and the church shall shew forth his praise.
||si inmanserit nomen derelinquet mille et si requieverit proderit illi
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
||adhuc consiliabor ut enarrem ut furore enim repletus sum
I will yet meditate that I may declare: for I am filled as with a holy transport.
||in voce dicit obaudite me divini fructus et quasi rosa plantata super rivum aquarum fructificate
By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
||quasi libanus odorem suavitatis habete
Give ye a sweet odour as frankincense.
||florete flores quasi lilium date odorem et frondete in gratiam et conlaudate canticum et benedicite Dominum in operibus suis
Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in his works.
||date nomini eius magnificentiam et confitemini illi in voce labiorum vestrorum in canticis labiorum et cinyris et sic dicetis in confessione
Magnify his name, and give glory to him with the voice of your lips, and with the canticles of your mouths, and with harps, and in praising him, you shall say in this manner:
||opera Domini universa bona valde
All the works of the Lord are exceeding good.
||in verbo eius stetit aqua sicut congeries et in sermone oris eius sicut exceptoria aquarum
At his word the waters stood as a heap: and at the words of his mouth the receptacles of waters:
||quoniam in praecepto ipsius placor fit et non est minoratio in salute illius
For at his commandment favour is shewn, and there is no diminishing of his salvation.
||opera omnis carnis coram illo et non est quicquam absconditum ab oculis eius
The works of all flesh are before him, and there is nothing hid from his eyes.
||a saeculo usque in saeculum respicit et nihil est mirabile in conspectu eius
He seeth from eternity to eternity, and there is nothing wonderful before him.
||non est dicere quid est hoc aut quid est illud omnia enim in tempore suo quaerentur
There is no saying: What is this, or what is that? for all things shall be sought in their time.
||benedictio illius quasi fluvius inundavit
His blessing hath overflowed like a river.
||et quomodo cataclysmus aridam inebriavit sic ira ipsius gentes quae non exquisierunt eum hereditabit
And as a flood hath watered the earth; so shall his wrath inherit the nations, that have not sought after him.
||quomodo convertit aquas et siccata est terra et viae illius viis illorum directae sunt sic peccatoribus offensiones in ira eius
Even as he turned the waters into a dry land, and the earth was made dry: and his ways were made plain for their journey: so to sinners they are stumblingblocks in his wrath.
||bona bonis creata sunt ab initio sic nequissimis bona et mala
Good things were created for the good from the beginning, so for the wicked, good and evil things.
||initium necessariae rei vitae hominum aqua ignis et ferrum lac et panis similagineus et mel et botrus uvae et oleum et vestimentum
The principal things necessary for the life of men, are water, fire, and iron, salt, milk, and bread of flour, and honey, and the cluster of the grape, and oil, and clothing.
||haec omnia sanctis in bona sic et impiis et peccatoribus in mala convertentur
All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil.
||sunt spiritus qui ad vindictam creati sunt et in furore suo confirmaverunt tormenta sua
There are spirits that are created for vengeance, and in their fury they lay on grievous torments.
||in tempore consummationis effundent virtutem et furorem eius qui fecit illos confundent
In the time of destruction they shall pour out their force: and they shall appease the wrath of him that made them.
||ignis grando famis et mors omnia haec ad vindictam creata sunt
Fire, hail, famine, and death, all these were created for vengeance.
||bestiarum dentes et scorpii et serpentes et romphea vindicans in exterminium impios
The teeth of beasts, and scorpions, and serpents, and the sword taking vengeance upon the ungodly unto destruction.
||in mandatis eius epulabuntur et super terram in necessitatem praeparabuntur et in temporibus suis non praeterient verbum
In his commandments they shall feast, and they shall be ready upon earth when need is, and when their time is come they shall not transgress his word.
||propterea ab initio confirmatus et consiliatus sum et cogitavi et in scripta dimisi
Therefore from the beginning I was resolved, and I have meditated, and thought on these things and left them in writing,
||omnia opera Domini bona et omne opus hora sua subministrabit
All the works of the Lord are good, and he will furnish every work in due time.
||non est dicere hoc illo nequius est omnia enim in tempore suo conprobabuntur
It is not to be said: This is worse than that: for all shall be well approved in their time.
||et nunc in omni corde et ore conlaudate et benedicite nomen Domini
Now therefore with the whole heart and mouth praise ye him, and bless the name of the Lord.