Every day of your life, keep the Lord our God in mind.
Taking care of the poor is the kind of offering that pleases God in heaven.
Never do to anyone else anything that you would not want someone to do to you.
(Tobit 4:15 / Matthew 7:12)
Take advantage of every opportunity to praise the Lord your God.
What God does should be told everywhere, so that he may be praised and honored.
The things God does should be told to everyone.
While you are on this earth, you must praise the Lord God and give him thanks.
God does not break his promises.
Death awaits those who treat others unjustly.
There is no way that you can understand what is in the depths of a human heart or find out what a person is thinking.
How can you claim to understand God, the Creator?
You must not lay down conditions for the Lord.
You are a God who cares for the humble and helps the oppressed. You give support and protection to people who are weak and helpless; you save those who have lost hope.
The Lord is a warrior who ends war.
The Lord is more pleased with those who obey him than with all the choice meat on the altar, or with all the most fragrant sacrifices.
Turn our misfortune into joy so that we may live to sing your praises. Save us from death so that we can keep on praising you.
(Esther, Greek, C:10)
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:1)
Dishonest thoughts separate a person from God.
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:3)
God knows our feelings and thoughts.
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:6)
Lying will destroy your soul.
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:11)
God did not invent death, and when living creatures die, it gives him no pleasure. He created everything so that it might continue to exist, and everything he created is wholesome and good.
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-14)
God’s justice does not die.
(Wisdom of Solomon 1:15)
When God created us, he did not intend for us to die; he made us like himself.
(Wisdom of Solomon 2:23)
People can be so fascinated by evil that they cannot recognize what is good even when they are looking right at it.
(Wisdom of Solomon 4:12)
Judgment is especially severe on those in power.
(Wisdom of Solomon 6:5)
For all of us, there is one way into life, and there is one way out.
(Wisdom of Solomon 7:6)
No one has ever learned your will, unless you first gave him Wisdom, and sent your holy spirit down to him.
(Wisdom of Solomon 9:17)
Nothing can make a person stronger than serving God.
(Wisdom of Solomon 10:12)
Punishment for sin takes the same form as the sin itself.
(Wisdom of Solomon 11:16-17)
A person who is righteous must also be kind.
(Wisdom of Solomon 12:19)
It is your will that the things you have made by your wisdom be put to use.
(Wisdom of Solomon 14:5)
The worship of idols, whose names should never be spoken, is the beginning and the end, the cause and the result of every evil.
(Wisdom of Solomon 14:27)
Knowing is perfect righteousness.
(Wisdom of Solomon 15:3)
Wickedness is cowardly in itself and stands self-condemned
(Wisdom of Solomon 17:11)
Fear is nothing but failure to use the help that reason gives.
(Wisdom of Solomon 17:12)
The whole nature of the universe was changed by your command.
(Wisdom of Solomon 19:6)
Every nation will be punished if it does not welcome foreigners.
(Wisdom of Solomon 19:15)
Anyone who values learning should be able to help others by what he himself says and writes.
Trust the Lord and he will help you.
The greater you become, the more humble you should be.
Giving to the poor can make up for sin.
Don’t underrate yourself. Humility deserves honor and respect, but a low opinion of yourself leads to sin.
Do not bring on your own ruin by giving up your rights.
Don’t allow yourself to be dominated by someone who is stupid.
Do nothing destructive, whether it seems insignificant or not.
Devote all your time to studying the Lord’s commands and thinking about them.
Be generous to every living soul, and be gracious to the memory of the dead.
Don’t be happy over the death of anyone; remember that all of us must die.
You should not reveal your most private thoughts to anyone.
The Creator never intended for human beings to be arrogant and violent.
Value yourself at your true value.
Before you start criticizing, get your facts straight and think the matter through.
Don’t get into an argument over something that is none of your business.
Everything comes from the Lord.
A selfish man is an evil man; he turns his back on people’s needs
Don’t blame the Lord for your sin.
The Lord is merciful, but he can also become angry. He can be overwhelming in his forgiveness or in his anger.
The Lord is always aware of what people do; there is no way to hide from him.
Human kindness is as precious to him as life itself.
The Lord will allow those who repent to return to him. He always gives encouragement to those who are losing hope.
The Lord shows compassion for all humanity.
It is stupid to be unkind and insulting.
When you have all you want, think what it is like to be hungry, what it is like to be poor.
If you sin, you are hurting yourself.
Don’t believe everything you hear.
Admit when you are wrong.
If you refuse to accept correction you are committing a sin.
He knew everything before he created the world.
No wound is as serious as wounded love. No troubles are as serious as the troubles that women cause.
Every salesman is guilty of sin.
Sin waits for those looking for a chance to sin.
Respect your friends, and keep faith with them.
You yourself are a sinner, and if you won’t forgive another person, you have no right to pray that the Lord will forgive your sins.
The necessities of life are water, food, clothing, and a home where you can have privacy.
Money is a trap for those who are fascinated by it.
Don’t forget tothank your Creator for letting you enjoy so many good things.
Never do anything without thinking it through, and once you have done something, don’t look back and wish you had done something else.
Never, as long as you live, give anyone power over you.
Dreams, divination, and omens are all nonsense. You see in them only what you want to see.
Serve the Lord willingly, and the Lord will accept you.
There is no end to the activities of the Lord.
Don’t lose yourself in sorrow.
Everything made by the Lord is good.
My children, do as I teach you and live at peace.
It is possible to sin by giving in to other people too much.
The Most High knows everything that can be known.
Everything completes the goodness of something else.
The Lord is everything. How can we find the power to praise him? He is greater than all his creation.
Though you do your best to praise him, he is greater than you can ever express
No one has seen him, no one can describe him, no one can praise him as he deserves.
We know only a fraction of your works.
The Lord gave me a gift for words and I have used it in his praise.
Only the living, O Lord, can offer you praise and acknowledge your justice, even though they may be suffering greatly.
I am the Lord your God, and I will give you’re a desire to know and a mind with which to understand.
No one who puts his trust in the Lord will ever lack strength.
(1 Maccabees 2:61)
May he fill each of you with the desire to worship him and to do his will eagerly with all your heart and soul.
(2 Maccabees 1:3)
It is a serious thing to disregard God’s law.
(2 Maccabees 4:17)
The Lord did not choose his people for the sake of his Temple; he established his Temple for the sake of his people.
(2 Maccabees 5:19)
Whether I live or die I cannot escape Almighty God.
(2 Maccabees 6:26)
I will turn Jerusalem into a graveyard full of Jews.
(2 Maccabees 9:4)
It is right that all mortals should be subject to God and not think that they are his equal.
(2 Maccabees 9:12)
My hope is in God.
(2 Maccabees 9:20)
Lord, you are in need of nothing, yet it has pleased you to place your Temple here and to live among us.
(2 Maccabees 14:35)
He armed all his m en, not by encouraging them to trust in shields and spears, but by inspiring them with courageous words. He also lifted their morale by telling them about his dream, a king of vision that they could trust in.
(2 Maccabees 15:11)
The Lord gives victory to those who deserve it, not to those who have a strong army.
(2 Maccabees 15:21)
A good story skillfully written gives pleasure to those who read it.
(2 Maccabees 15:39)
Women bring honor to men.
(1 Esdras 4:17)
A man will take his sword and go out to attack, rob and steal, and sail the seas and rivers. He may have to face lions or travel in the dark, but when he has robbed, stolen, and plundered, he will bring the loot home to the woman he loves.
(1 Esdras 4:23-24)
Some men are driven out of their minds on account of a woman.
(1 Esdras 4:26)
There is not the slightest injustice in truth.
(1 Esdras 4:36)
Call heaven and earth to witness that I, the living God, have abolished evil and crated good.
(2 Esdras 2:14)
Come to the defense of widows, take the side of the fatherless, give to the poor, protect orphans, give clothing to those who have none, take care of those who are broken and weak, do not make fun of those who are crippled, protect the disabled, and help the blind to catch a vision of my dazzling splendor.
(2 Esdras 2:20-21)
Can a man already worn down by this corrupt world understand the ways of the incorruptible God?
(2 Esdras 4:11)
The people of this world can understand only what goes on in this world, and only heavenly beings can understand what goes on in heaven.
(2 Esdras 4:21)
In the world of the dead, the place where God has stored the souls is like a womb. It is eager to return the souls entrusted to it form the beginning of the world as a woman is to end her labor pains.
(2 Esdras 4:41-42)
I am always troubled whenever I try to think about the ways of God Most High or to understand even a small part of what he does.
(2 Esdras 5:34)
The final judgment can be compared to a circle, and just as a circle has no beginning or end, so those who come early will not be too early, and those who come late will not be too late.
(2 Esdras 5:42)
The creation cannot move faster than the Creator.
(2 Esdras 5:44)
I have made the world like a womb so that it produces human beings at regular intervals.
(2 Esdras 5:48)
The hearts and minds of people on earth will be changed. Evil will be destroyed and deceit eliminated. Faith will grow strong, corruption will be overcome, and truth, which has not produced fruit for so long, will make itself felt again.
(2 Esdras 6:26-28)
The evil impulse within us has grown and it has led us away from God’s ways, brought us to ruin, put us on the way to death and destruction, and taken us far from life.
(2 Esdras 7:48)
God Most High made this world for many people, but the future world for only a few.
(2 Esdras 8:1)
I was brought into this world without my consent, and I will leave it against my will.
(2 Esdras 8:5)
God Most High did not want anyone to perish. He created everyone and prepared life for everyone, but those he created dishonored the name of their Creator and were ungrateful to the one who offered them life.
(2 Esdras 8:59-60)
“Here I am, Lord!”
(2 Esdras 14:2)
As the world grows older and weaker, the evils that will come upon its people will multiply.
(2 Esdras 14:17)
I will hear the plea of all the innocent people who have been murdered and I will take vengeance for what has been done to them.
(2 Esdras 15:9)
God is aware of all those who sin against him.
(2 Esdras 15:26)
When the Lord God sends disaster, no one can hold it back.
(2 Esdras 16:8)
The more possessions people gather, the more they spend on their cities and houses, the more attention they give to their personal appearance, the more angry the Lord will become with them.
(2 Esdras 16:47-48)
Righteousness despises sinfulness, no matter how attractive it may look.
(2 Esdras 16:50)
Your glorious splendor is overwhelming.
The mercy you promise is also greater than we can understand or measure.
You promise forgiveness and salvation to those who repent of their sin against you.
You, O Lord, forgive those who repent.