Context: My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. (KJV) Variant translations and selections: Happy is the man that has found wisdom, and the man that gets discernment, for having it as gain is better than having silver as gain and having it as produce than gold itself. It is more precious than corals, and all other delights of yours cannot be made equal to it. Length of days is in its right hand; in its left hand there are riches and glory. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its roadways are peace. It is a tree of life to those taking hold of it, and those keeping fast hold of it are to be called happy. Proverbs 3:13-18; New World Translation http://www.watchtower.org/e/bible/pr/chapter_003.htm#bk13
Frasi di Salomone
Data di nascita: 1011 a.C.
Data di morte: 931 a.C.
Altri nomi: Šalamún
Salomone è stato, secondo la Bibbia, il terzo re d'Israele, successore e figlio di Davide.
Il suo regno è datato circa dal 970 al 930 a.C. e fu l'ultimo dei Re del regno unificato di Giuda e Israele. Secondo il racconto biblico era figlio di Davide e Betsabea, che era stata moglie di Uria l'Ittita. Gli succedette il figlio Roboamo, che Salomone aveva avuto dalla moglie ammonita Naama, ma solo sul Regno di Giuda.
Il suo regno viene considerato dagli ebrei come un'età ideale, simile a quella del periodo augusteo a Roma. La sua saggezza, descritta nella Bibbia, è considerata proverbiale.. Durante la sua reggenza venne costruito il Tempio di Salomone, che divenne leggendario per le sue molteplici valenze simboliche. Particolari su vita, opere e saggezza di Salomone sono narrati anche nel Kebra Nagast .
Ecclesiastes, 1:18 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-18.htm, King James Version
„I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.“
Ecclesiastes, 1:13 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-13.htm, New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 19:1 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/proverbs/19/
„Who is like the wise man? Who knows the solution to a problem? A man’s wisdom lights up his face and softens his stern appearance. I say: “Obey the king’s orders out of regard for the oath to God. Do not rush to depart from his presence. Do not take a stand for anything bad; for he can do whatever he pleases, because the word of the king is absolute; who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?“
Ecclesiastes 8:1-4 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/ecclesiastes/8/, NWT
(KJV) Variant translation: Listen to counsel and accept discipline, In order to become wise in your future. Proverbs 19:20 http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/b/r1/lp-e/nwt/E/2013/20/19#h=548:0-549:0
„The insight of a man certainly slows down his anger, and it is beauty on his part to pass over transgression.“
Proverbs 19:11, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
„Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.“
(KJV) Variant translation:
„And also to the alien, who is not of Thy people Israel, but comes from a distant land on account of Thy fame; for hearing of Thy great name and Thy strong hand, and Thine outstretched arm, he comes to this house to pray... do Thou listen in the heavens, the place where Thou dwellest, and perform all that the alien begs of Thee, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Thy name, to fear Thee like Thine own people Israel, and to know that Thy name is proclaimed over this house that I have built.“
I Kings 8:41-43 on the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem