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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 22.16


nanA wooden beam firmly bonded into a building will not be torn loose by an earthquake;so the mind firmly fixed on a reasonable counsel will not be afraid in a crisis.


nanTwo sorts of men multiply sins,and a third incurs wrath. The soul heated like a burning fire will not be quenched until it is consumed;a man who commits fornication with his near of kin will never cease until the fire burns him up.


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1. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.30, 2.1-2.2, 3.31, 4.2-4.3, 4.6, 4.17, 6.2, 6.4, 6.8-6.9, 6.17, 6.26, 7.11, 7.17, 9.2, 10.29, 12.11, 16.17, 17.2, 18.21, 19.3-19.4, 19.9, 19.17, 20.22, 21.2, 22.10, 22.12-22.13, 22.15, 22.22-22.23, 23.6-23.11, 23.18-23.19, 23.26, 24.1, 25.2, 26.14-26.15, 27.16, 29.15, 31.6, 31.19-31.20, 31.28-31.29, 33.31, 34.6, 34.15, 37.4, 37.8-37.9, 37.12, 37.19, 37.22, 37.26-37.28, 38.13, 38.16, 39.1, 40.23, 40.29, 41.11, 44.14, 45.23 (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? 2.2. Set your heart right and be steadfast,and do not be hasty in time of calamity. 3.31. Whoever requites favors gives thought to the future;at the moment of his falling he will find support. 4.2. Do not grieve the one who is hungry,nor anger a man in want. 4.2. Observe the right time, and beware of evil;and do not bring shame on yourself. 4.3. Do not add to the troubles of an angry mind,nor delay your gift to a beggar. 4.3. Do not be like a lion in your home,nor be a faultfinder with your servants. 4.6. for if in bitterness of soul he calls down a curse upon you,his Creator will hear his prayer. 4.17. For at first she will walk with him on tortuous paths,she will bring fear and cowardice upon him,and will torment him by her discipline until she trusts him,and she will test him with her ordices. 7.11. Do not ridicule a man who is bitter in soul,for there is One who abases and exalts. 7.17. Humble yourself greatly,for the punishment of the ungodly is fire and worms. 9.2. Do not give yourself to a woman so that she gains mastery over your strength. 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. 12.11. Even if he humbles himself and goes about cringing,watch yourself, and be on your guard against him;and you will be to him like one who has polished a mirror,and you will know that it was not hopelessly tarnished. 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? 17.2. He gave to men few days, a limited time,but granted them authority over the things upon the earth. 17.2. Their iniquities are not hidden from him,and all their sins are before the Lord. 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. 19.4. 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. 19.17. 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. 21.2. Flee 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. 21.2. A fool raises his voice when he laughs,but a clever man smiles quietly. 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. 22.22. If you have opened your mouth against your friend,do not worry, for reconciliation is possible;but as for reviling, arrogance, disclosure of secrets, or a treacherous blow -- in these cases any friend will flee. 22.22. So it is with a woman who leaves her husband and provides an heir by a stranger. 22.23. Gain the trust of your neighbor in his poverty,that you may rejoice with him in his prosperity;stand by him in time of affliction,that you may share with him in his inheritance. 22.23. For first of all, she has disobeyed the law of the Most High;second, she has committed an offense against her husband;and third, she has committed adultery through harlotry and brought forth children by another man. 24.1. Wisdom will praise herself,and will glory in the midst of her people. 24.1. In the holy tabernacle I ministered before him,and so I was established in Zion. 25.2. My soul hates three kinds of men,and I am greatly offended at their life:a beggar who is proud, a rich man who is a liar,and an adulterous old man who lacks good sense. 26.14. A silent wife is a gift of the Lord,and there is nothing so precious as a disciplined soul. 26.15. A modest wife adds charm to charm,and no balance can weigh the value of a chaste soul. 27.16. Whoever betrays secrets destroys confidence,and he will never find a congenial friend. 29.15. Do not forget all the kindness of your surety,for he has given his life for you. 31.6. Many have come to ruin because of gold,and their destruction has met them face to face. 31.19. How ample a little is for a well-disciplined man!He does not breathe heavily upon his bed. 31.28. Wine drunk in season and temperately is rejoicing of heart and gladness of soul. 31.29. Wine drunk to excess is bitterness of soul,with provocation and stumbling. 33.31. If you have a servant, treat him as a brother,for as your own soul you will need him. 34.6. Unless they are sent from the Most High as a visitation,do not give your mind to them. 34.15. Blessed is the soul of the man who fears the Lord!To whom does he look? And who is his support? 37.4. Some companions rejoice in the happiness of a friend,but in time of trouble are against him. 37.8. Be wary of a counselor,and learn first what is his interest -- for he will take thought for himself -- lest he cast the lot against you 37.9. and tell you, "Your way is good," and then stand aloof to see what will happen to you. 37.12. But stay constantly with a godly man whom you know to be a keeper of the commandments,whose soul is in accord with your soul,and who will sorrow with you if you fail. 37.19. A man may be shrewd and the teacher of many,and yet be unprofitable to himself. 37.22. A man may be wise to his own advantage,and the fruits of his understanding may be trustworthy on his lips. 37.26. He who is wise among his people will inherit confidence,and his name will live for ever. 37.27. My son, test your soul while you live;see what is bad for it and do not give it that. 37.28. For not everything is good for every one,and not every person enjoys everything. 38.13. There is a time when success lies in the hands of physicians 38.16. My son, let your tears fall for the dead,and as one who is suffering grievously begin the lament. Lay out his body with the honor due him,and do not neglect his burial. 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; 39.1. Nations will declare his wisdom,and the congregation will proclaim his praise; 40.23. A friend or a companion never meets one amiss,but a wife with her husband is better than both. 40.29. When a man looks to the table of another,his existence cannot be considered as life. He pollutes himself with another mans food,but a man who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that. 41.11. The mourning of men is about their bodies,but the evil name of sinners will be blotted out. 44.14. Their bodies were buried in peace,and their name lives to all generations. 45.23. Phinehas the son of Eleazar is the third in glory,for he was zealous in the fear of the Lord,and stood fast, when the people turned away,in the ready goodness of his soul,and made atonement for Israel.


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belial Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
body-soul Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
corpse Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
death Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198; Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
dualism Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
eternity Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 347
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
flesh Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
fool Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
friendship Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 347
heart Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
helping friends Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
idols Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
illness Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 347
knowledge Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
law Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
light, sons of Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
link word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
living creature Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123
lot Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
morality Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
mortal Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
mortality Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
peace Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
physical Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
secrets/confidences, keeping/betraying Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
self Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123
shame Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198; Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123
slander Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
sons of light Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 170
soul Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123, 170
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
spirit Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123
temporal Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
temptation Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123
wicked Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 114
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 198
woman' Garcia, On Human Nature in Early Judaism: Creation, Composition, and Condition (2021) 123