Listen up kings and judges! (Wis 6:1-6:3)

“Listen therefore!

O kings!

Understand!

Learn!

O judges of the ends of the earth!

Give ear!

You that rule over multitudes!

You boast of many nations!

Your dominion was given you

From the Lord.

He is your sovereignty

From the Most High.

He will search out your works.

He will inquire into your plans.”

There is a call to kings (βασιλεῖς) and judges (δικασταὶ) to listen, understand, and learn. The most powerful on earth have their sovereignty from the Lord (παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου), the Most High God (παρὰ ῾Υψίστου). Once again, we have the divine right of kings as all power comes from God through the kings. God would search out and inquire about their works and plans.

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