Wisdom of Solomon 3:1–3, often quoted as supporting “immortality,” must be read in the context of 1:16–3:9. The speech of “the wicked” (2:1–20) is intended as a classic statement of the pagan denial of resurrection; 3:7–9 is the answer. At the moment, the righteous souls are in God’s hand, but a new day is coming in which they will rule the world.