Solomon, fully King Solomon, aka Jedidiah

Solomon, fully King Solomon, aka Jedidiah
1033 B.C.
975 B.C.

Jewish King of Israel, Prophet, Son of David, Builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem

Author Quotes

Therefore, whereas thou dost chasten us, thou scourgest our enemies a thousand times more, to the intent that, when we judge, we should carefully think of thy goodness, and when we ourselves are judged, we should look for mercy. Wherefore, whereas men have lived dissolutely and unrighteously, thou hast tormented them with their own abominations. For they went astray very far in the ways of error, and held them for Gods, which even among the beasts of their enemies were despised, being deceived, as children of no understanding. Therefore unto them, as to children without the use of reason, thou didst send a judgment to mock them. But they that would not be reformed by that correction, wherein he dallied with them, shall feel a judgment worthy of God. For, look, for what things they grudged, when they were punished, that is, for them whom they thought to be Gods; now being punished in them, when they saw it, they acknowledged him to be the true God, whom before they denied to know: and therefore came extreme damnation upon them.

Those who are right with God are remembered with honor, but the name of the sinful will waste away.

Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

There is a time to get (win) and a time to lose.

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

Therefore by the like were they punished worthily, and by the multitude of beasts tormented. Instead of which punishment, dealing graciously with thine own people, thou preparedst for them meat of a strange taste, even quails to stir up their appetite: to the end that they, desiring food, might for the ugly sight of the beasts sent among them lothe even that, which they must needs desire; but these, suffering penury for a short space, might be made partakers of a strange taste.

Therefore even with blindness were these stricken, as those were at the doors of the righteous man: when, being compassed about with horrible great darkness, every one sought the passage of his own doors. For the elements were changed in themselves by a kind of harmony, like as in a psaltery notes change the name of the tune, and yet are always sounds; which may well be perceived by the sight of the things that have been done. For earthly things were turned into watery, and the things, that before swam in the water, now went upon the ground.

The wise in heart will receive teaching, but a fast talking fool will become nothing.

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labors. When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for. And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach: We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honor: How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints! Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.

Then suddenly visions of horrible dreams troubled them sore, and terrors came upon them unlooked for. And one thrown here, and another there, half dead, shewed the cause of his death. For the dreams that troubled them did foreshew this, lest they should perish, and not know why they were afflicted. Yea, the tasting of death touched the righteous also, and there was a destruction of the multitude in the wilderness: but the wrath endured not long. For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant.

The whorish woman is a grave threat to every man that wants to be wise and righteous. She will reduce him to a piece of bread and seek to destroy his life. Solomon knew by experience, and he considered her worse than death. Only a few ever recover from her wiles, and then only by God's grace. Get far away from her now!

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

The strange woman is any woman you have not married, which makes her an alien and foreigner to your bed. Instead of this fatally dangerous woman, a man should be satisfied and ravished with his wife's body and love, and together they should build a legitimate and happy family, for God closely watches such.

The tongue of those who are right with God is like fine silver, but the heart of the sinful is not worth much.

The virtuous woman is honored, loved, blessed, and praised. Husband and children adore her. She loves them dearly, creates a perfect home, and contributes to a prosperous family estate. She outworks her peers, and her accomplishments enhance her husband's reputation and declare her superiority to all.

The way of the Lord is a strong-place to those who are faithful, but it destroys those who do wrong.

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

The riches of a rich man are his strength, but the need of the poor is what destroys them.

The righteous eat to their hearts? content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

The pay earned by those who are right with God is life, but the sinful are paid by being punished.

The perfect woman to marry can be found. Ignore beauty and favors of women to seek one spiritual and one natural trait. Great women exist, and one properly selected will provide lifelong blessing and influence future generations. Here are two fool-proof traits, and both sexes should learn them well.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.

The mouth of the one who is right with God is a well of life, but the mouth of the sinful hides trouble.

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First Name
Solomon, fully King Solomon, aka Jedidiah
Birth Date
1033 B.C.
Death Date
975 B.C.
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Jewish King of Israel, Prophet, Son of David, Builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem