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Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 21.2

nanFlee from sin as from a snake;for if you approach sin, it will bite you. Its teeth are lions teeth,and destroy the souls of men.

nanA fool raises his voice when he laughs,but a clever man smiles quietly.

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1. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 2.1, 3.17, 4.1, 6.18, 7.17, 18.15, 18.21, 19.3, 19.9, 19.20, 21.9-21.10, 22.12-22.13, 22.15, 27.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

2.1. My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord,prepare yourself for temptation. 2.1. Consider the ancient generations and see:who ever trusted in the Lord and was put to shame?Or who ever persevered in the fear of the Lord and was forsaken?Or who ever called upon him and was overlooked? 3.17. My son, perform your tasks in meekness;then you will be loved by those whom God accepts. 4.1. My son, deprive not the poor of his living,and do not keep needy eyes waiting. 4.1. Be like a father to orphans,and instead of a husband to their mother;you will then be like a son of the Most High,and he will love you more than does your mother. 7.17. Humble yourself greatly,for the punishment of the ungodly is fire and worms. 18.15. My son, do not mix reproach with your good deeds,nor cause grief by your words when you present a gift. 18.21. Before falling ill, humble yourself,and when you are on the point of sinning, turn back. 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. 19.9. for some one has heard you and watched you,and when the time comes he will hate you. 21.9. An assembly of the wicked is like tow gathered together,and their end is a flame of fire. 22.12. Mourning for the dead lasts seven days,but for a fool or an ungodly man it lasts all his life. 22.12. There is an utterance which is comparable to death;may it never be found in the inheritance of Jacob!For all these errors will be far from the godly,and they will not wallow in sins. 22.13. Do not talk much with a foolish man,and do not visit an unintelligent man;guard yourself from him to escape trouble,and you will not be soiled when he shakes himself off;avoid him and you will find rest,and you will never be wearied by his madness. 22.13. Do not accustom your mouth to lewd vulgarity,for it involves sinful speech. 22.15. Sand, salt, and a piece of iron are easier to bear than a stupid man. 22.15. A man accustomed to use insulting words will never become disciplined all his days. 27.13. The talk of fools is offensive,and their laughter is wantonly sinful.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acrostic,nonalphabetic Corley (2002) 159
ben sira Reif (2006) 66
benedictions/blessings Reif (2006) 66
body,views of Keener(2005) 58
catchword Wilson (2012) 286
classical world Reif (2006) 66
corinth,ancient,sexual conduct in Keener(2005) 58
death Corley (2002) 159
decorum Wilson (2012) 286
dissolution Wilson (2012) 286
fool Corley (2002) 159
grief Wilson (2012) 286
health Reif (2006) 66
heart Corley (2002) 159
humor Wilson (2012) 286
hymn Reif (2006) 66
imperturbability Wilson (2012) 286
inclusio Corley (2002) 159; Wilson (2012) 286
joy Wilson (2012) 286
laughter Wilson (2012) 286
living creature Garcia (2021) 123
moderation Wilson (2012) 286
orthodox judaism Reif (2006) 66
pleasures Wilson (2012) 286
pythagoras Wilson (2012) 286
qumran Reif (2006) 66
repentance/penitence Reif (2006) 66
sacrifices/cult Reif (2006) 66
self Garcia (2021) 123
seriousness Wilson (2012) 286
shame Garcia (2021) 123
sin/sinners Corley (2002) 159
sin Wilson (2012) 286
soul Garcia (2021) 123
speech Corley (2002) 159
spirit Garcia (2021) 123
temptation Garcia (2021) 123
theodicy Corley (2002) 159
trust (between friends) Corley (2002) 159
untimeliness' Wilson (2012) 286
wisdom/wise Corley (2002) 159
woman Garcia (2021) 123