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Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 21.7

nanHe who is mighty in speech is known from afar;but the sensible man, when he slips, is aware of it.

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1. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 4.10 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4.10. And Moses said unto the LORD: ‘Oh Lord, I am not a man of words, neither heretofore, nor since Thou hast spoken unto Thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.’"
2. Hebrew Bible, Job, 38.5-38.6, 38.25, 38.28, 38.36-38.37, 38.41 (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׃ 38.25. מִי־פִלַּג לַשֶּׁטֶף תְּעָלָה וְדֶרֶךְ לַחֲזִיז קֹלוֹת׃ 38.28. הֲיֵשׁ־לַמָּטָר אָב אוֹ מִי־הוֹלִיד אֶגְלֵי־טָל׃ 38.36. מִי־שָׁת בַּטֻּחוֹת חָכְמָה אוֹ מִי־נָתַן לַשֶּׂכְוִי בִינָה׃ 38.37. מִי־יְסַפֵּר שְׁחָקִים בְּחָכְמָה וְנִבְלֵי שָׁמַיִם מִי יַשְׁכִּיב׃ 38.41. מִי יָכִין לָעֹרֵב צֵידוֹ כִּי־ילדו [יְלָדָיו] אֶל־אֵל יְשַׁוֵּעוּ יִתְעוּ לִבְלִי־אֹכֶל׃ 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," 38.25. Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or a way for the lightning of the thunder;" 38.28. Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?" 38.36. Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the mind?" 38.37. Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven," 38.41. Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, and wander for lack of food?"
3. 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."
4. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 30.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

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׃ 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?"
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, Jeremiah, 1.6 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.6. וָאֹמַר אֲהָהּ אֲדֹנָי יְהֹוִה הִנֵּה לֹא־יָדַעְתִּי דַּבֵּר כִּי־נַעַר אָנֹכִי׃ 1.6. Then said I: ‘Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.’"
7. Anon., 1 Enoch, 14.13 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

14.13. portals blazed with fire. And I entered into that house, and it was hot as fire and cold as ice: there
8. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 5.13, 10.29, 14.5, 16.17, 16.20-16.22, 19.4, 19.13-19.17, 20.18, 20.20, 20.22, 20.24, 20.26, 22.27, 23.2, 28.15, 28.17-28.18, 43.3, 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. 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. 19.4. One who trusts others too quickly is lightminded,and one who sins does wrong to himself. 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. 20.22. A man may lose his life through shame,or lose it because of his foolish look. 20.24. A lie is an ugly blot on a man;it is continually on the lips of the ignorant. 20.26. The disposition of a liar brings disgrace,and his shame is ever with him. 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. 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. 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. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 7.7 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7.7. Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
10. New Testament, 1 Thessalonians, 1.5, 2.13 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.5. and that our gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake. 2.13. For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.
11. New Testament, Acts, 1.8, 10.38, 18.24 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.8. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth. 10.38. even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 18.24. Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He was mighty in the Scriptures.
12. New Testament, Ephesians, 3.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.16. that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
13. New Testament, Galatians, 3.3-3.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.3. Areyou so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed inthe flesh? 3.4. Did you suffer so many things in vain, if it is indeedin vain? 3.5. He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and worksmiracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or byhearing of faith?
14. New Testament, Philippians, 2.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.12. So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
15. New Testament, Romans, 15.14, 15.19 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

15.14. I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others. 15.19. in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God's Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ;
16. New Testament, Luke, 1.17, 1.35, 4.14 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.17. He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 1.35. The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God. 4.14. Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.
17. Ps.-Philo, Biblical Antiquities, 27.10 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

18. Anon., Letter of Aristeas, 266

266. The king praised him and inquired of another, What is the goal of speech? And he replied, 'To convince your opponent by showing him his mistakes in a well-ordered array of arguments. For in this way you will win your hearer, not by opposing him, but by bestowing praise upon him with a view to persuading him. And it is by the power of God that persuasion is accomplished.'

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acrostic,nonalphabetic Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
death Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
fool Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
god Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
heart Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
honor Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
inclusio Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
law of moses Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
neighbors Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
reproof Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
rhetoric,critique of Keener(2005), First-Second Corinthians, 35
rhetoric,pauls use of Keener(2005), First-Second Corinthians, 35
rhetorical delivery' Keener(2005), First-Second Corinthians, 35
rhetorical question Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
shame Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 170
sin/sinners Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159, 170
speech Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159, 170
theodicy Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
trust (between friends) Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159
wisdom/wise Corley (2002), Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship, 159