Words for the kings (Wis 6:9-6:11)

“To you then!

O monarchs!

My words are directed.

Thus you may learn wisdom.

Thus you may not transgress.

They will be made holy

Who observe holy things in holiness.

Those who have been taught them

Will find a defense.

Therefore set your desire

On my words.

Long for them!

You will be instructed.”

God wants the monarchs or tyrants (ὦ τύραννοι) to follow his words (οἱ λόγοι μου) and learn his wisdom (μάθητε σοφία). They should not transgress these words, but be made holy by observing them. They have to desire to be instructed about his word (λόγων μου). You cannot learn anything unless you want to learn.

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