The O Antiphons: December 17 ~ O Sapientia (O Wisdom)

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae

In the Book of the Prophet Isaiah We read the following:

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears” 

Isaiah 11:2-3 NIV

All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent. 

Isaiah 28:29 NIV

For the Christian hearer this prophecy is important part of Christian doctrine coming from the first chapter of the Gospel of St. John describing the Incarnate Word of God, Jesus.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

John 1:1-5 NIV
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