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Wisdom 2:12-22

(Wisdom 2:12) Let us therefore lie in wait for the just, because he is not for our turn, and he is contrary to our doings, and upbraideth us with transgressions of the law, and divulgeth against us the sins of our way of life.

(Luke 11:53-54) And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many things, Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might accuse him.

(Wisdom 2:13) He boasteth that he hath the knowledge of God, and calleth himself the son of God.

(John 10:36) Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world: Thou blasphemest; because I said: I am the Son of God?

(Wisdom 2:14) He is become a censurer of our thoughts.

(Matthew 9:4) And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts?

(Wisdom 2:15-22) He is grievous unto us, even to behold: for his life is not like other men's, and his ways are very different. We are esteemed by him as triflers, and he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness, and he preferreth the latter end of the just, and glorieth that he hath God for his father. Let us see then if his words be true, and let us prove what shall happen to him, and we shall know what his end shall be. For if he be the true son of God, he will defend him, and will deliver him from the hands of his enemies. Let us examine him by outrages and tortures, that we may know his meekness and try his patience. Let us condemn him to a most shameful death: for there shall be respect had unto him by his words. These things they thought, and were deceived: for their own malice blinded them. And they knew not the secrets of God, nor hoped for the wages of justice, nor esteemed the honour of holy souls.

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