When a righteous man fled from his brother's wrath, she guided him on straight paths; she showed him the kingdom of God, and gave him knowledge of holy things; she prospered him in his labors, and increased the fruit of his toil.
When his oppressors were covetous, she stood by him and made him rich.
She protected him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those who lay in wait for him; in his arduous contest she gave him the victory, so that he might learn that godliness is more powerful than anything else.
When a righteous man was sold, wisdom did not desert him, but delivered him from sin. She descended with him into the dungeon,
and when he was in prison she did not leave him, until she brought him the scepter of a kingdom and authority over his masters. Those who accused him she showed to be false, and she gave him everlasting honor.
A holy people and blameless race wisdom delivered from a nation of oppressors.
She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord, and withstood dread kings with wonders and signs.
She gave to holy people the reward of their labors; she guided them along a marvelous way, and became a shelter to them by day, and a starry flame through the night.
She brought them over the Red Sea, and led them through deep waters;
but she drowned their enemies, and cast them up from the depth of the sea.
Therefore the righteous plundered the ungodly; they sang hymns, O Lord, to your holy name, and praised with one accord your defending hand;