|2. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.26, 3.21-3.23, 19.20, 24.10-24.17, 24.23, 34.1-34.2, 39.1-39.3, 39.27-39.32, 49.8, 50.19 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)
Tagged with subjects: • Ecclesiasticus • Sirach • Sirach, book of • Sirach, on esoteric and exoteric wisdom • Sirach, on universalism and particularism • predestination (προόρισις), in Wisdom of Sirach • wisdom, in Sirach
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1.26 If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments,and the Lord will supply it for you.
3.21 Seek not what is too difficult for you,nor investigate what is beyond your power. 3.22 Reflect upon what has been assigned to you,for you do not need what is hidden. 3.23 Do not meddle in what is beyond your tasks,for matters too great for human understanding have been shown you. 24.11 In the beloved city likewise he gave me a resting place,and in Jerusalem was my dominion. 24.12 So I took root in an honored people,in the portion of the Lord, who is their inheritance. 24.13 "I grew tall like a cedar in Lebanon,and like a cypress on the heights of Hermon. 24.14 I grew tall like a palm tree in En-gedi,and like rose plants in Jericho;like a beautiful olive tree in the field,and like a plane tree I grew tall. 24.15 Like cassia and camels thorn I gave forth the aroma of spices,and like choice myrrh I spread a pleasant odor,like galbanum, onycha, and stacte,and like the fragrance of frankincense in the tabernacle. 24.16 Like a terebinth I spread out my branches,and my branches are glorious and graceful. 24.17 Like a vine I caused loveliness to bud,and my blossoms became glorious and abundant fruit.
24.23 All this is the book of the covet of the Most High God,the law which Moses commanded us as an inheritance for the congregations of Jacob.
34.1 A man of no understanding has vain and false hopes,and dreams give wings to fools.
34.1 He that is inexperienced knows few things,but he that has traveled acquires much cleverness. 34.2 As one who catches at a shadow and pursues the wind,so is he who gives heed to dreams. 34.2 Like one who kills a son before his fathers eyes is the man who offers a sacrifice from the property of the poor.
39.1 Nations will declare his wisdom,and the congregation will proclaim his praise;
39.1 On the other hand he who devotes himself to the study of the law of the Most High will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients,and will be concerned with prophecies; 39.2 From everlasting to everlasting he beholds them,and nothing is marvelous to him. 39.2 he will preserve the discourse of notable men and penetrate the subtleties of parables; 39.3 he will seek out the hidden meanings of proverbs and be at home with the obscurities of parables. 39.3 the teeth of wild beasts, and scorpions and vipers,and the sword that punishes the ungodly with destruction;
39.27 All these are for good to the godly,just as they turn into evils for sinners. 39.28 There are winds that have been created for vengeance,and in their anger they scourge heavily;in the time of consummation they will pour out their strength and calm the anger of their Maker. 39.29 Fire and hail and famine and pestilence,all these have been created for vengeance; 39.31 they will rejoice in his commands,and be made ready on earth for their service,and when their times come they will not transgress his word. 39.32 Therefore from the beginning I have been convinced,and have thought this out and left it in writing:
49.8 It was Ezekiel who saw the vision of glory which God showed him above the chariot of the cherubim.
50.19 And the people besought the Lord Most High in prayer before him who is merciful,till the order of worship of the Lord was ended;so they completed his service.' ' None