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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 20.24


nanA lie is an ugly blot on a man;it is continually on the lips of the ignorant.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Job, 38.5-38.6, 38.36 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

38.5. מִי־שָׂם מְמַדֶּיהָ כִּי תֵדָע אוֹ מִי־נָטָה עָלֶיהָ קָּו׃ 38.6. עַל־מָה אֲדָנֶיהָ הָטְבָּעוּ אוֹ מִי־יָרָה אֶבֶן פִּנָּתָהּ׃ 38.36. מִי־שָׁת בַּטֻּחוֹת חָכְמָה אוֹ מִי־נָתַן לַשֶּׂכְוִי בִינָה׃ 38.5. Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?" 38.6. Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof," 38.36. Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the mind?"
2. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 19.17 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19.17. לֹא־תִשְׂנָא אֶת־אָחִיךָ בִּלְבָבֶךָ הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת־עֲמִיתֶךָ וְלֹא־תִשָּׂא עָלָיו חֵטְא׃ 19.17. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbour, and not bear sin because of him."
3. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 11.7, 30.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

11.7. בְּמוֹת אָדָם רָשָׁע תֹּאבַד תִּקְוָה וְתוֹחֶלֶת אוֹנִים אָבָדָה׃ 30.4. מִי עָלָה־שָׁמַיִם וַיֵּרַד מִי אָסַף־רוּחַ בְּחָפְנָיו מִי צָרַר־מַיִם בַּשִּׂמְלָה מִי הֵקִים כָּל־אַפְסֵי־אָרֶץ מַה־שְּׁמוֹ וּמַה־שֶּׁם־בְּנוֹ כִּי תֵדָע׃ 11.7. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, And the hope of strength perisheth." 30.4. Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou knowest?"
4. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 9.19 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

9.19. כִּי לֹא לָנֶצַח יִשָּׁכַח אֶבְיוֹן תִּקְוַת ענוים [עֲנִיִּים] תֹּאבַד לָעַד׃ 9.19. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever."
5. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 40.12-40.14, 41.2, 41.26 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

40.12. מִי־מָדַד בְּשָׁעֳלוֹ מַיִם וְשָׁמַיִם בַּזֶּרֶת תִּכֵּן וְכָל בַּשָּׁלִשׁ עֲפַר הָאָרֶץ וְשָׁקַל בַּפֶּלֶס הָרִים וּגְבָעוֹת בְּמֹאזְנָיִם׃ 40.13. מִי־תִכֵּן אֶת־רוּחַ יְהוָה וְאִישׁ עֲצָתוֹ יוֹדִיעֶנּוּ׃ 40.14. אֶת־מִי נוֹעָץ וַיְבִינֵהוּ וַיְלַמְּדֵהוּ בְּאֹרַח מִשְׁפָּט וַיְלַמְּדֵהוּ דַעַת וְדֶרֶךְ תְּבוּנוֹת יוֹדִיעֶנּוּ׃ 41.2. לְמַעַן יִרְאוּ וְיֵדְעוּ וְיָשִׂימוּ וְיַשְׂכִּילוּ יַחְדָּו כִּי יַד־יְהוָה עָשְׂתָה זֹּאת וּקְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּרָאָהּ׃ 41.2. מִי הֵעִיר מִמִּזְרָח צֶדֶק יִקְרָאֵהוּ לְרַגְלוֹ יִתֵּן לְפָנָיו גּוֹיִם וּמְלָכִים יַרְדְּ יִתֵּן כֶּעָפָר חַרְבּוֹ כְּקַשׁ נִדָּף קַשְׁתּוֹ׃ 41.26. מִי־הִגִּיד מֵרֹאשׁ וְנֵדָעָה וּמִלְּפָנִים וְנֹאמַר צַדִּיק אַף אֵין־מַגִּיד אַף אֵין מַשְׁמִיעַ אַף אֵין־שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵיכֶם׃ 40.12. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, And meted out heaven with the span, And comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, And weighed the mountains in scales, And the hills in a balance?" 40.13. Who hath meted out the spirit of the LORD? Or who was His counsellor that he might instruct Him?" 40.14. With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, And taught Him in the path of right, And taught Him knowledge, And made Him to know the way of discernment?" 41.2. Who hath raised up one from the east, At whose steps victory attendeth? He giveth nations before him, And maketh him rule over kings; His sword maketh them as the dust, His bow as the driven stubble." 41.26. Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? And beforetime, that we may say that he is right? Yea, there is none that declareth, Yea, there is none that announceth, Yea, there is none that heareth your utterances."
6. Hebrew Bible, Lamentations, 3.29 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.29. יִתֵּן בֶּעָפָר פִּיהוּ אוּלַי יֵשׁ תִּקְוָה׃ 3.29. Let him put his mouth in the dust, If so be there may be hope."
7. Hebrew Bible, Zechariah, 9.12 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9.12. שׁוּבוּ לְבִצָּרוֹן אֲסִירֵי הַתִּקְוָה גַּם־הַיּוֹם מַגִּיד מִשְׁנֶה אָשִׁיב לָךְ׃ 9.12. Return to the stronghold, Ye prisoners of hope; Even to-day do I declare That I will render double unto thee."
8. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 4.10, 5.13, 7.1-7.9, 7.11-7.14, 7.16-7.19, 7.24-7.25, 7.27, 7.32, 7.34, 10.29, 11.7-11.9, 11.14, 11.17-11.19, 11.21-11.28, 14.5, 16.17, 16.20-16.22, 19.3-19.4, 19.9, 19.13-19.17, 20.5-20.7, 20.18, 20.20, 20.22, 20.26-20.27, 20.29, 21.7, 22.27, 23.2, 23.7-23.11, 27.18, 28.12-28.15, 28.17-28.18, 28.25, 38.21, 39.11, 41.2, 44.1, 44.3-44.7, 44.10-44.15, 46.19 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

5.13. Glory and dishonor come from speaking,and a mans tongue is his downfall. 5.13. Keep yourself far from your enemies,and be on guard toward your friends. 7.1. Do no evil, and evil will never befall you. 7.1. Do not be fainthearted in your prayer,nor neglect to give alms. 7.2. Stay away from wrong, and it will turn away from you. 7.2. Do not abuse a servant who performs his work faithfully,or a hired laborer who devotes himself to you. 7.3. My son, do not sow the furrows of injustice,and you will not reap a sevenfold crop. 7.3. With all your might love your Maker,and do not forsake his ministers. 7.4. Do not seek from the Lord the highest office,nor the seat of honor from the king. 7.5. Do not assert your righteousness before the Lord,nor display your wisdom before the king. 7.6. Do not seek to become a judge,lest you be unable to remove iniquity,lest you be partial to a powerful man,and thus put a blot on your integrity. 7.7. Do not offend against the public,and do not disgrace yourself among the people. 7.8. Do not commit a sin twice;even for one you will not go unpunished. 7.9. Do not say, "He will consider the multitude of my gifts,and when I make an offering to the Most High God he will accept it. 7.11. Do not ridicule a man who is bitter in soul,for there is One who abases and exalts. 7.12. Do not devise a lie against your brother,nor do the like to a friend. 7.13. Refuse to utter any lie,for the habit of lying serves no good. 7.14. Do not prattle in the assembly of the elders,nor repeat yourself in your prayer. 7.16. Do not count yourself among the crowd of sinners;remember that wrath does not delay. 7.17. Humble yourself greatly,for the punishment of the ungodly is fire and worms. 7.18. Do not exchange a friend for money,or a real brother for the gold of Ophir. 7.19. Do not deprive yourself of a wise and good wife,for her charm is worth more than gold. 7.24. Do you have daughters? Be concerned for their chastity,and do not show yourself too indulgent with them. 7.25. Give a daughter in marriage; you will have finished a great task. But give her to a man of understanding. 7.27. With all your heart honor your father,and do not forget the birth pangs of your mother. 7.32. Stretch forth your hand to the poor,so that your blessing may be complete. 7.34. Do not fail those who weep,but mourn with those who mourn. 10.29. Who will justify the man that sins against himself?And who will honor the man that dishonors his own life? 10.29. Do not bring every man into your home,for many are the wiles of the crafty. 14.5. If a man is mean to himself, to whom will he be generous?He will not enjoy his own riches. 16.17. Do not say, "I shall be hidden from the Lord,and who from on high will remember me?Among so many people I shall not be known,for what is my soul in the boundless creation? 16.21. Like a tempest which no man can see,so most of his works are concealed. 16.22. Who will announce his acts of justice?Or who will await them? For the covet is far off. 19.3. Decay and worms will inherit him,and the reckless soul will be snatched away. 19.3. A mans attire and open-mouthed laughter,and a mans manner of walking, show what he is. 19.4. One who trusts others too quickly is lightminded,and one who sins does wrong to himself. 19.9. for some one has heard you and watched you,and when the time comes he will hate you. 19.13. Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it;but if he did anything, so that he may do it no more. 19.14. Question a neighbor, perhaps he did not say it;but if he said it, so that he may not say it again. 19.15. Question a friend, for often it is slander;so do not believe everything you hear. 19.16. A person may make a slip without intending it. Who has never sinned with his tongue? 19.17. Question your neighbor before you threaten him;and let the law of the Most High take its course. 20.5. There is one who by keeping silent is found wise,while another is detested for being too talkative. 20.6. There is one who keeps silent because he has no answer,while another keeps silent because he knows when to speak. 20.7. A wise man will be silent until the right moment,but a braggart and fool goes beyond the right moment. 20.22. A man may lose his life through shame,or lose it because of his foolish look. 20.26. The disposition of a liar brings disgrace,and his shame is ever with him. 20.27. He who speaks wisely will advance himself,and a sensible man will please great men. 20.29. Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise;like a muzzle on the mouth they avert reproofs. 21.7. He who is mighty in speech is known from afar;but the sensible man, when he slips, is aware of it. 22.27. O that a guard were set over my mouth,and a seal of prudence upon my lips,that it may keep me from falling,so that my tongue may not destroy me!Sir.23 22.27. Those who survive her will recognize that nothing is better than the fear of the Lord,and nothing sweeter than to heed the commandments of the Lord. 27.18. For as a man destroys his enemy,so you have destroyed the friendship of your neighbor. 28.12. If you blow on a spark, it will glow;if you spit on it, it will be put out;and both come out of your mouth. 28.13. Curse the whisperer and deceiver,for he has destroyed many who were at peace. 28.14. Slander has shaken many,and scattered them from nation to nation,and destroyed strong cities,and overturned the houses of great men. 28.15. Slander has driven away courageous women,and deprived them of the fruit of their toil. 28.17. The blow of a whip raises a welt,but a blow of the tongue crushes the bones. 28.18. Many have fallen by the edge of the sword,but not so many as have fallen because of the tongue. 28.25. make balances and scales for your words,and make a door and a bolt for your mouth. 38.21. Do not forget, there is no coming back;you do the dead no good, and you injure yourself. 39.11. if he lives long, he will leave a name greater than a thousand,and if he goes to rest, it is enough for him. 41.2. and of silence, before those who greet you;of looking at a woman who is a harlot 44.1. Let us now praise famous men,and our fathers in their generations. 44.1. But these were men of mercy,whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten; 44.3. There were those who ruled in their kingdoms,and were men renowned for their power,giving counsel by their understanding,and proclaiming prophecies; 44.4. leaders of the people in their deliberations and in understanding of learning for the people,wise in their words of instruction; 44.5. those who composed musical tunes,and set forth verses in writing; 44.6. rich men furnished with resources,living peaceably in their habitations -- 44.7. all these were honored in their generations,and were the glory of their times. 44.11. their prosperity will remain with their descendants,and their inheritance to their childrens children. 44.12. Their descendants stand by the covets;their children also, for their sake. 44.13. Their posterity will continue for ever,and their glory will not be blotted out. 44.14. Their bodies were buried in peace,and their name lives to all generations. 44.15. Peoples will declare their wisdom,and the congregation proclaims their praise. 46.19. Before the time of his eternal sleep,Samuel called men to witness before the Lord and his anointed:"I have not taken any ones property,not so much as a pair of shoes." And no man accused him.
9. Hermas, Mandates, 8.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Hermas, Visions, 1.2.4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Nag Hammadi, The Sentences of Sextus, 159, 158 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adversity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
animal imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
caution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
children Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
death Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188, 215
demon Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
desire Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
enemies Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188, 215
enkrateia Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
faithfulness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
fool Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
garrulousness Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 188; Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
good Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
good name Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
grief Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
honor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 215
hope Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
law of moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 188
like seeking like Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
masculinity Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
neighbors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170
poor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
prosperity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
quarreling Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
reproof Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 188
rhetorical question Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170
rich Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
secrets/confidences, keeping/betraying Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188, 215
self Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
shame Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 215
sin/sinners Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170
son Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 170, 188; Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
teacher Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
testing Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
vision Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 215
worthy' Harkins and Maier, Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas (2022) 60
wound Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188, 215