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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 27.18


nanFor as a man destroys his enemy,so you have destroyed the friendship of your neighbor.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 7.9, 12.22, 14.5, 27.15-27.26, 32.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

7.9. וְיָדַעְתָּ כִּי־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים הָאֵל הַנֶּאֱמָן שֹׁמֵר הַבְּרִית וְהַחֶסֶד לְאֹהֲבָיו וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מצותו [מִצְוֺתָיו] לְאֶלֶף דּוֹר׃ 12.22. אַךְ כַּאֲשֶׁר יֵאָכֵל אֶת־הַצְּבִי וְאֶת־הָאַיָּל כֵּן תֹּאכְלֶנּוּ הַטָּמֵא וְהַטָּהוֹר יַחְדָּו יֹאכְלֶנּוּ׃ 14.5. אַיָּל וּצְבִי וְיַחְמוּר וְאַקּוֹ וְדִישֹׁן וּתְאוֹ וָזָמֶר׃ 27.15. אָרוּר הָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה פֶסֶל וּמַסֵּכָה תּוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי חָרָשׁ וְשָׂם בַּסָּתֶר וְעָנוּ כָל־הָעָם וְאָמְרוּ אָמֵן׃ 27.16. אָרוּר מַקְלֶה אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.17. אָרוּר מַסִּיג גְּבוּל רֵעֵהוּ וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.18. אָרוּר מַשְׁגֶּה עִוֵּר בַּדָּרֶךְ וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.19. אָרוּר מַטֶּה מִשְׁפַּט גֵּר־יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.21. אָרוּר שֹׁכֵב עִם־כָּל־בְּהֵמָה וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.22. אָרוּר שֹׁכֵב עִם־אֲחֹתוֹ בַּת־אָבִיו אוֹ בַת־אִמּוֹ וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.23. אָרוּר שֹׁכֵב עִם־חֹתַנְתּוֹ וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.24. אָרוּר מַכֵּה רֵעֵהוּ בַּסָּתֶר וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.25. אָרוּר לֹקֵחַ שֹׁחַד לְהַכּוֹת נֶפֶשׁ דָּם נָקִי וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 27.26. אָרוּר אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָקִים אֶת־דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה־הַזֹּאת לַעֲשׂוֹת אוֹתָם וְאָמַר כָּל־הָעָם אָמֵן׃ 32.4. כִּי־אֶשָּׂא אֶל־שָׁמַיִם יָדִי וְאָמַרְתִּי חַי אָנֹכִי לְעֹלָם׃ 32.4. הַצּוּר תָּמִים פָּעֳלוֹ כִּי כָל־דְּרָכָיו מִשְׁפָּט אֵל אֱמוּנָה וְאֵין עָוֶל צַדִּיק וְיָשָׁר הוּא׃ 7.9. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God; the faithful God, who keepeth covet and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;" 12.22. Howbeit as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat thereof; the unclean and the clean may eat thereof alike." 14.5. the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the mountain-sheep." 27.15. Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and setteth it up in secret. And all the people shall answer and say: Amen." 27.16. Cursed be he that dishonoureth his father or his mother. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.17. Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.18. Cursed be he that maketh the blind to go astray in the way. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.19. Cursed be he that perverteth the justice due to the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.20. Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he hath uncovered his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say: Amen. ." 27.21. Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.22. Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.23. Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.24. Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour in secret. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.25. Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say: Amen." 27.26. Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say: Amen.’" 32.4. The Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice; A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, Just and right is He. ."
2. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 17.7 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

17.7. וַיִּקְרָא שֵׁם הַמָּקוֹם מַסָּה וּמְרִיבָה עַל־רִיב בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַל נַסֹּתָם אֶת־יְהוָה לֵאמֹר הֲיֵשׁ יְהוָה בְּקִרְבֵּנוּ אִם־אָיִן׃ 17.7. And the name of the place was called Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tried the LORD, saying: ‘Is the LORD among us, or not?’"
3. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 13.8 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

13.8. וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם אֶל־לוֹט אַל־נָא תְהִי מְרִיבָה בֵּינִי וּבֵינֶיךָ וּבֵין רֹעַי וּבֵין רֹעֶיךָ כִּי־אֲנָשִׁים אַחִים אֲנָחְנוּ׃ 13.8. And Abram said unto Lot: ‘Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we are brethren."
4. Hebrew Bible, Hosea, 6.1 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

6.1. לְכוּ וְנָשׁוּבָה אֶל־יְהוָה כִּי הוּא טָרָף וְיִרְפָּאֵנוּ יַךְ וְיַחְבְּשֵׁנוּ׃ 6.1. בְּבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל רָאִיתִי שעריריה [שַׁעֲרוּרִיָּה] שָׁם זְנוּת לְאֶפְרַיִם נִטְמָא יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 6.1. ’Come, and let us return unto the LORD; For He hath torn, and He will heal us, He hath smitten, and He will bind us up."
5. Hebrew Bible, Job, 5.18 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

5.18. כִּי הוּא יַכְאִיב וְיֶחְבָּשׁ יִמְחַץ וידו [וְיָדָיו] תִּרְפֶּינָה׃ 5.18. For He maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and His hands make whole."
6. 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."
7. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 20.13, 27.14 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

20.13. הֵמָּה מֵי מְרִיבָה אֲשֶׁר־רָבוּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת־יְהוָה וַיִּקָּדֵשׁ בָּם׃ 27.14. כַּאֲשֶׁר מְרִיתֶם פִּי בְּמִדְבַּר־צִן בִּמְרִיבַת הָעֵדָה לְהַקְדִּישֵׁנִי בַמַּיִם לְעֵינֵיהֶם הֵם מֵי־מְרִיבַת קָדֵשׁ מִדְבַּר־צִן׃ 20.13. These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and He was sanctified in them." 27.14. because ye rebelled against My commandment in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify Me at the waters before their eyes.’—These are the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.—"
8. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 11.7, 11.13, 20.6, 20.19, 20.30, 24.7, 25.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

11.7. בְּמוֹת אָדָם רָשָׁע תֹּאבַד תִּקְוָה וְתוֹחֶלֶת אוֹנִים אָבָדָה׃ 11.13. הוֹלֵךְ רָכִיל מְגַלֶּה־סּוֹד וְנֶאֱמַן־רוּחַ מְכַסֶּה דָבָר׃ 20.6. רָב־אָדָם יִקְרָא אִישׁ חַסְדּוֹ וְאִישׁ אֱמוּנִים מִי יִמְצָא׃ 20.19. גּוֹלֶה־סּוֹד הוֹלֵךְ רָכִיל וּלְפֹתֶה שְׂפָתָיו לֹא תִתְעָרָב׃ 24.7. רָאמוֹת לֶאֱוִיל חָכְמוֹת בַּשַּׁעַר לֹא יִפְתַּח־פִּיהוּ׃ 25.9. רִיבְךָ רִיב אֶת־רֵעֶךָ וְסוֹד אַחֵר אַל־תְּגָל׃ 11.7. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, And the hope of strength perisheth." 11.13. He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter." 20.6. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find?" 20.19. He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth wide his lips." 20.30. Sharp wounds cleanse away evil; So do stripes that reach the inward parts." 24.7. Wisdom is as unattainable to a fool as corals; He openeth not his mouth in the gate." 25.9. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another;"
9. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 9.19, 147.3 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

9.19. כִּי לֹא לָנֶצַח יִשָּׁכַח אֶבְיוֹן תִּקְוַת ענוים [עֲנִיִּים] תֹּאבַד לָעַד׃ 147.3. הָרֹפֵא לִשְׁבוּרֵי לֵב וּמְחַבֵּשׁ לְעַצְּבוֹתָם׃ 9.19. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever." 147.3. Who healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds."
10. Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings, 5.3 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5.3. עֲשָׂרָה בָקָר בְּרִאִים וְעֶשְׂרִים בָּקָר רְעִי וּמֵאָה צֹאן לְבַד מֵאַיָּל וּצְבִי וְיַחְמוּר וּבַרְבֻּרִים אֲבוּסִים׃ 5.3. לְבַד מִשָּׂרֵי הַנִּצָּבִים לִשְׁלֹמֹה אֲשֶׁר עַל־הַמְּלָאכָה שְׁלֹשֶׁת אֲלָפִים וּשְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת הָרֹדִים בָּעָם הָעֹשִׂים בַּמְּלָאכָה׃ 5.3. ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, beside harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl."
11. Hebrew Bible, 1 Samuel, 29.4 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

29.4. וַיִּקְצְפוּ עָלָיו שָׂרֵי פְלִשְׁתִּים וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ שָׂרֵי פְלִשְׁתִּים הָשֵׁב אֶת־הָאִישׁ וְיָשֹׁב אֶל־מְקוֹמוֹ אֲשֶׁר הִפְקַדְתּוֹ שָׁם וְלֹא־יֵרֵד עִמָּנוּ בַּמִּלְחָמָה וְלֹא־יִהְיֶה־לָּנוּ לְשָׂטָן בַּמִּלְחָמָה וּבַמֶּה יִתְרַצֶּה זֶה אֶל־אֲדֹנָיו הֲלוֹא בְּרָאשֵׁי הָאֲנָשִׁים הָהֵם׃ 29.4. And the princes of the Pelishtim were angry with him; and the princes of the Pelishtim said to him, Make this fellow return, that he may go back to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for with what might he reconcile himself to his master? could it not be with the heads of these men?"
12. Hebrew Bible, 2 Samuel, 2.18 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2.18. וַיִּהְיוּ־שָׁם שְׁלֹשָׁה בְּנֵי צְרוּיָה יוֹאָב וַאֲבִישַׁי וַעֲשָׂהאֵל וַעֲשָׂהאֵל קַל בְּרַגְלָיו כְּאַחַד הַצְּבָיִם אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׂדֶה׃ 2.18. And there were three sons of Żeruya there, Yo᾽av, and Avishay and ῾Asa᾽el: and ῾Asa᾽el was as light of foot as a wild gazelle."
13. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 1.6, 13.14, 30.26, 53.7, 61.1 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.6. מִכַּף־רֶגֶל וְעַד־רֹאשׁ אֵין־בּוֹ מְתֹם פֶּצַע וְחַבּוּרָה וּמַכָּה טְרִיָּה לֹא־זֹרוּ וְלֹא חֻבָּשׁוּ וְלֹא רֻכְּכָה בַּשָּׁמֶן׃ 13.14. וְהָיָה כִּצְבִי מֻדָּח וּכְצֹאן וְאֵין מְקַבֵּץ אִישׁ אֶל־עַמּוֹ יִפְנוּ וְאִישׁ אֶל־אַרְצוֹ יָנוּסוּ׃ 30.26. וְהָיָה אוֹר־הַלְּבָנָה כְּאוֹר הַחַמָּה וְאוֹר הַחַמָּה יִהְיֶה שִׁבְעָתַיִם כְּאוֹר שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים בְּיוֹם חֲבֹשׁ יְהוָה אֶת־שֶׁבֶר עַמּוֹ וּמַחַץ מַכָּתוֹ יִרְפָּא׃ 53.7. נִגַּשׂ וְהוּא נַעֲנֶה וְלֹא יִפְתַּח־פִּיו כַּשֶּׂה לַטֶּבַח יוּבָל וּכְרָחֵל לִפְנֵי גֹזְזֶיהָ נֶאֱלָמָה וְלֹא יִפְתַּח פִּיו׃ 61.1. שׂוֹשׂ אָשִׂישׂ בַּיהוָה תָּגֵל נַפְשִׁי בֵּאלֹהַי כִּי הִלְבִּישַׁנִי בִּגְדֵי־יֶשַׁע מְעִיל צְדָקָה יְעָטָנִי כֶּחָתָן יְכַהֵן פְּאֵר וְכַכַּלָּה תַּעְדֶּה כֵלֶיהָ׃ 61.1. רוּחַ אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה עָלָי יַעַן מָשַׁח יְהוָה אֹתִי לְבַשֵּׂר עֲנָוִים שְׁלָחַנִי לַחֲבֹשׁ לְנִשְׁבְּרֵי־לֵב לִקְרֹא לִשְׁבוּיִם דְּרוֹר וְלַאֲסוּרִים פְּקַח־קוֹחַ׃ 1.6. From the sole of the foot even unto the head There is no soundness in it; But wounds, and bruises, and festering sores: They have not been pressed, neither bound up, Neither mollified with oil." 13.14. And it shall come to pass, that as the chased gazelle, And as sheep that no man gathereth, They shall turn every man to his own people, And shall flee every man to his own land." 30.26. Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of the seven days, In the day that the LORD bindeth up the bruise of His people, And healeth the stroke of their wound." 53.7. He was oppressed, though he humbled himself And opened not his mouth; As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, And as a sheep that before her shearers is dumb; Yea, he opened not his mouth." 61.1. The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; Because the LORD hath anointed me To bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the eyes to them that are bound;"
14. 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."
15. Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel, 34.4, 34.16 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

34.4. אֶת־הַנַּחְלוֹת לֹא חִזַּקְתֶּם וְאֶת־הַחוֹלָה לֹא־רִפֵּאתֶם וְלַנִּשְׁבֶּרֶת לֹא חֲבַשְׁתֶּם וְאֶת־הַנִּדַּחַת לֹא הֲשֵׁבֹתֶם וְאֶת־הָאֹבֶדֶת לֹא בִקַּשְׁתֶּם וּבְחָזְקָה רְדִיתֶם אֹתָם וּבְפָרֶךְ׃ 34.16. אֶת־הָאֹבֶדֶת אֲבַקֵּשׁ וְאֶת־הַנִּדַּחַת אָשִׁיב וְלַנִּשְׁבֶּרֶת אֶחֱבֹשׁ וְאֶת־הַחוֹלָה אֲחַזֵּק וְאֶת־הַשְּׁמֵנָה וְאֶת־הַחֲזָקָה אַשְׁמִיד אֶרְעֶנָּה בְמִשְׁפָּט׃ 34.4. The weak have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought back that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force have ye ruled over them and with rigour." 34.16. I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; and the fat and the strong I will destroy, I will feed them in justice."
16. Theognis, Elegies, 4 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

17. 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."
18. Xenophon, The Education of Cyrus, 8.7.13 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8.7.13. As for you, Cambyses, you must also know His words of counsel—(1) to Cambyses; that it is not this golden sceptre that maintains your empire; but faithful friends are a monarch’s truest and surest sceptre. But do not think that man is naturally faithful; else all men would find the same persons faithful, just as all find the other properties of nature the same. But every one must create for himself faithfulness in his friends; and the winning of such friends comes in no wise by compulsion, but by kindness.
19. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.15, 1.30, 3.1-3.15, 4.10, 5.14, 6.6-6.7, 6.9, 6.14-6.16, 7.1-7.9, 7.11-7.14, 7.16-7.19, 7.24-7.25, 7.27, 7.32, 7.34, 9.10-9.12, 9.14-9.16, 11.7-11.9, 11.14, 11.17-11.19, 11.21-11.28, 13.15-13.20, 15.20, 16.22, 19.3, 19.8-19.10, 19.13-19.17, 19.20, 20.5-20.7, 20.18, 20.20, 20.24, 20.26-20.27, 20.29, 22.19, 22.22-22.23, 23.7-23.11, 24.1-24.34, 25.1-25.11, 26.28, 27.16-27.17, 27.21, 28.2, 28.12-28.15, 28.17-28.18, 28.25, 33.1, 38.21, 39.11, 40.18-40.20, 40.23-40.27, 41.2-41.3, 42.1, 44.1, 44.3-44.7, 44.10-44.15, 44.20 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.15. she fills their whole house with desirable goods,and their storehouses with her produce. 3.1. Listen to me your father, O children;and act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety. 3.1. Do not glorify yourself by dishonoring your father,for your fathers dishonor is no glory to you. 3.2. For the Lord honored the father above the children,and he confirmed the right of the mother over her sons. 3.2. For great is the might of the Lord;he is glorified by the humble. 3.3. Whoever honors his father atones for sins 3.3. Water extinguishes a blazing fire:so almsgiving atones for sin. 3.4. and whoever glorifies his mother is like one who lays up treasure. 3.5. Whoever honors his father will be gladdened by his own children,and when he prays he will be heard. 3.6. Whoever glorifies his father will have long life,and whoever obeys the Lord will refresh his mother; 3.7. he will serve his parents as his masters. 3.8. Honor your father by word and deed,that a blessing from him may come upon you. 3.9. For a fathers blessing strengthens the houses of the children,but a mothers curse uproots their foundations. 3.11. For a mans glory comes from honoring his father,and it is a disgrace for children not to respect their mother. 3.12. O son, help your father in his old age,and do not grieve him as long as he lives; 3.13. even if he is lacking in understanding, show forbearance;in all your strength do not despise him. 3.14. For kindness to a father will not be forgotten,and against your sins it will be credited to you; 3.15. in the day of your affliction it will be remembered in your favor;as frost in fair weather, your sins will melt away. 5.14. Do not be called a slanderer,and do not lie in ambush with your tongue;for shame comes to the thief,and severe condemnation to the double-tongued. 5.14. A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter:he that has found one has found a treasure. 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. 9.11. Do not envy the honors of a sinner,for you do not know what his end will be. 9.12. Do not delight in what pleases the ungodly;remember that they will not be held guiltless as long as they live. 9.14. As much as you can, aim to know your neighbors,and consult with the wise. 9.15. Let your conversation be with men of understanding,and let all your discussion be about the law of the Most High. 9.16. Let righteous men be your dinner companions,and let your glorying be in the fear of the Lord. 13.15. Every creature loves its like,and every person his neighbor; 13.16. all living beings associate by species,and a man clings to one like himself. 13.17. What fellowship has a wolf with a lamb?No more has a sinner with a godly man. 13.18. What peace is there between a hyena and a dog?And what peace between a rich man and a poor man? 13.19. Wild asses in the wilderness are the prey of lions;likewise the poor are pastures for the rich. 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. 19.8. With friend or foe do not report it,and unless it would be a sin for you, do not disclose it; 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. 20.24. 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. 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. 22.19. A man who pricks an eye will make tears fall,and one who pricks the heart makes it show feeling. 22.19. His fear is confined to the eyes of men,and he does not realize that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun;they look upon all the ways of men,and perceive even the hidden places. 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. 24.2. In the assembly of the Most High she will open her mouth,and in the presence of his host she will glory: 24.2. For the remembrance of me is sweeter than honey,and my inheritance sweeter than the honeycomb. 24.3. I came forth from the mouth of the Most High,and covered the earth like a mist. 24.3. I went forth like a canal from a river and like a water channel into a garden. 24.4. I dwelt in high places,and my throne was in a pillar of cloud. 24.5. Alone I have made the circuit of the vault of heaven and have walked in the depths of the abyss. 24.6. In the waves of the sea, in the whole earth,and in every people and nation I have gotten a possession. 24.7. Among all these I sought a resting place;I sought in whose territory I might lodge. 24.8. Then the Creator of all things gave me a commandment,and the one who created me assigned a place for my tent. And he said, `Make your dwelling in Jacob,and in Israel receive your inheritance. 24.9. From eternity, in the beginning, he created me,and for eternity I shall not cease to exist. 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. 24.19. Come to me, you who desire me,and eat your fill of my produce. 24.21. Those who eat me will hunger for more,and those who drink me will thirst for more. 24.22. Whoever obeys me will not be put to shame,and those who work with my help will not sin. 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. 24.25. It fills men with wisdom, like the Pishon,and like the Tigris at the time of the first fruits. 24.26. It makes them full of understanding, like the Euphrates,and like the Jordan at harvest time. 24.27. It makes instruction shine forth like light,like the Gihon at the time of vintage. 24.28. Just as the first man did not know her perfectly,the last one has not fathomed her; 24.29. for her thought is more abundant than the sea,and her counsel deeper than the great abyss. 24.31. I said, "I will water my orchard and drench my garden plot";and lo, my canal became a river,and my river became a sea. 24.32. I will again make instruction shine forth like the dawn,and I will make it shine afar; 24.33. I will again pour out teaching like prophecy,and leave it to all future generations. 24.34. Observe that I have not labored for myself alone,but for all who seek instruction. 25.1. My soul takes pleasure in three things,and they are beautiful in the sight of the Lord and of men;agreement between brothers, friendship between neighbors,and a wife and a husband who live in harmony. 25.1. How great is he who has gained wisdom!But there is no one superior to him who fears the Lord. 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. 25.3. You have gathered nothing in your youth;how then can you find anything in your old age? 25.4. What an attractive thing is judgment in gray-haired men,and for the aged to possess good counsel! 25.7. With nine thoughts I have gladdened my heart,and a tenth I shall tell with my tongue:a man rejoicing in his children;a man who lives to see the downfall of his foes; 25.8. happy is he who lives with an intelligent wife,and he who has not made a slip with his tongue,and he who has not served a man inferior to himself; 25.9. happy is he who has gained good sense,and he who speaks to attentive listeners. 25.11. The fear of the Lord surpasses everything;to whom shall be likened the one who holds it fast? 26.28. At two things my heart is grieved,and because of a third anger comes over me:a warrior in want through poverty,and intelligent men who are treated contemptuously;a man who turns back from righteousness to sin -- the Lord will prepare him for the sword! 27.16. Whoever betrays secrets destroys confidence,and he will never find a congenial friend. 27.17. Love your friend and keep faith with him;but if you betray his secrets, do not run after him. 27.21. For a wound may be bandaged,and there is reconciliation after abuse,but whoever has betrayed secrets is without hope. 28.2. Forgive your neighbor the wrong he has done,and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray. 28.2. for its yoke is a yoke of iron,and its fetters are fetters of bronze; 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. 33.1. No evil will befall the man who fears the Lord,but in trial he will deliver him again and again. 33.1. All men are from the ground,and Adam was created of the dust. 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. 40.18. Life is sweet for the self-reliant and the worker,but he who finds treasure is better off than both. 40.19. Children and the building of a city establish a mans name,but a blameless wife is accounted better than both. 40.23. A friend or a companion never meets one amiss,but a wife with her husband is better than both. 40.24. Brothers and help are for a time of trouble,but almsgiving rescues better than both. 40.25. Gold and silver make the foot stand sure,but good counsel is esteemed more than both. 40.26. Riches and strength lift up the heart,but the fear of the Lord is better than both. There is no loss in the fear of the Lord,and with it there is no need to seek for help. 40.27. The fear of the Lord is like a garden of blessing,and covers a man better than any glory. 41.2. and of silence, before those who greet you;of looking at a woman who is a harlot 42.1. of the following things do not be ashamed,and do not let partiality lead you to sin: 42.1. while a virgin, lest she be defiled or become pregt in her fathers house;or having a husband, lest she prove unfaithful,or, though married, lest she be barren. 42.1. The pride of the heavenly heights is the clear firmament,the appearance of heaven in a spectacle of glory. 42.1. At the command of the Holy One they stand as ordered,they never relax in their watches. 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.
20. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 2.141 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.141. that he will be perpetually a lover of truth, and propose to himself to reprove those that tell lies; that he will keep his hands clear from theft, and his soul from unlawful gains; and that he will neither conceal anything from those of his own sect, nor discover any of their doctrines to others, no, not though anyone should compel him so to do at the hazard of his life.
21. Josephus Flavius, Against Apion, 2.207 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.207. It does not give leave to conceal any thing from our friends, because that is not true friendship which will not commit all things to their fidelity: it also forbids the revelation of secrets even though an enmity arise between them. If any judge takes bribes, his punishment is death: he that overlooks one that offers him a petition, and this when he is able to relieve him, he is a guilty person.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abigail Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21
acrostic, alphabetic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24
acrostic, nonalphabetic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 178, 179, 180
adversity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11
advisors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24
alliteration Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 31, 32, 177, 178
animal imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11, 21, 176, 178, 183, 184, 185, 186, 188
antiochus iii Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111
antithesis Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 178, 183, 186
assonance Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 31, 32, 177, 178
banquets Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 179
ben sira Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
brothers/sisters Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 217
caution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11
chiasm Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 177
courts, royal Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111, 217
creation Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 23, 203
david Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 4, 7, 185
death Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 111, 180, 187, 188, 203
decalogue Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 217
deuteronomic theology Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 217
didactic poem Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 155, 173
enemies Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11, 175, 176, 178, 183, 188
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7, 179, 180, 184, 203
faith Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
faithfulness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 9, 176, 177, 181, 182, 187, 188, 217
fear of god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 25, 111, 217
financial imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 182
fool Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11
god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 25, 111, 178, 185, 187, 188, 217
good Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 9, 23, 187, 188, 217
good name Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 181
grandson of ben sira Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 32, 34
heart Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11, 185, 187
hellenism/hellenization Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7
historical setting Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2
honor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 175, 203
hope Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 174, 176, 177, 178, 181, 186, 187, 188
hunting Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 183, 185, 186
hymn of praise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 179
inclusio Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 173, 174, 180
israel/israelite Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7, 21, 186, 187, 217
jerusalem Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111, 185
jews Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111
justice Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 111
key word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 155
law of moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 25, 31, 111, 173, 180, 181, 188, 217
life Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 9, 179, 185, 217
like seeking like Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 9, 184
link word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 180
loans Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 179, 182, 183
neighbors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 180, 187, 203
numerical proverb Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 176
parallelism Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 32, 177, 183, 186, 203
patriarchal society Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21
peace Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
poor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 30
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 188
prophets Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 185
quarreling Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 176, 178, 179, 186, 187, 188
qumran Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7, 30, 181
reconciliation Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 176, 181, 186, 187, 203; Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
repetition Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 155, 177
reproof Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 23, 155, 173, 188, 217
rhyme, final Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 174, 178
rhyme, internal Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 174, 177
rhyme Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 32, 174, 177, 178
rich Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 30
rulers Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111
sapiential (wisdom) literature Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 182
saul Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 185
scribe Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
secrets/confidences, keeping/betraying Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 24, 111, 155, 173, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 203, 217
seleucids Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 7
shame Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111, 175, 181, 182, 184, 186, 203, 217
silence Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 182
simile Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 178
sin/sinners Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 180
slander Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 23, 155, 180, 181, 184
social justice/ethics Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21
social relationships Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 11, 179, 181, 184
socrates Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 9
song Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
soul Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 23, 30, 155, 180, 188, 203
temple, herodian' Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 251
testing Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 9, 11, 27, 175, 176, 182, 187
theodicy Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2
treachery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 187, 203
virtue Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 179, 180, 182
wife Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 24, 185
wine Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 179
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 11, 21, 23, 111, 179, 182, 184, 217
word-pairs Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 32
wound Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 176, 180, 186, 187, 188, 203