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13 because God did not make death,
and he does not delight in the death of the living.
14 For he created all things that they might exist,
and the generative forces[a] of the world are wholesome,
and there is no destructive poison in them;
and the dominion[b] of Hades is not on earth.
15 For righteousness is immortal.

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Footnotes

  1. Wisdom 1:14 Or the creatures
  2. Wisdom 1:14 Or palace

23 for God created man for incorruption,
and made him in the image of his own eternity,[a]
24 but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,
and those who belong to his party experience it.

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Footnotes

  1. Wisdom 2:23 Other ancient authorities read nature