Perennial is his almighty wisdom


#1

In The Book of Sirach, Chapter 42 Verse 21 states:
Perennial is his almighty wisdom;
he is from all eternity one and the same,
with nothing added, nothing taken away;
no need of a counselor for him!

Please explain Perennial is his almighty wisdom.


#2

Perennial means enduring or lasting indefinitely. God is wise for all eternity. He isn’t wise some days and not others or in just a few situations, but universally and forever. Almighty means supreme, above all others. So you could read it as: He is forever supremely wise.


#3

Good example of a time when it can be helpful to consult another translation:

RSVCE:

“He has ordained the splendors of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting. Nothing can be added or taken away, and he needs no one to be his counselor.”


#4

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