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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 39.16-39.35


nanAll things are the works of the Lord, for they are very good,and whatever he commands will be done in his time.


nanNo one can say, "What is this?" "Why is that?" for in Gods time all things will be sought after. At his word the waters stood in a heap,and the reservoirs of water at the word of his mouth.


nanAt his command whatever pleases him is done,and none can limit his saving power.


nanThe works of all flesh are before him,and nothing can be hid from his eyes.
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nanNo one can say, "What is this?" "Why is that?" for everything has been created for its use.


nanHis blessing covers the dry land like a river,and drenches it like a flood.


nanThe nations will incur his wrath,just as he turns fresh water into salt.


nanTo the holy his ways are straight,just as they are obstacles to the wicked.


nanFrom the beginning good things were created for good people,just as evil things for sinners.


nanBasic to all the needs of mans life are water and fire and iron and salt and wheat flour and milk and honey,the blood of the grape, and oil and clothing.


nanAll these are for good to the godly,just as they turn into evils for sinners.


nanThere are winds that have been created for vengeance,and in their anger they scourge heavily;in the time of consummation they will pour out their strength and calm the anger of their Maker.


nanFire and hail and famine and pestilence,all these have been created for vengeance;
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nanthey will rejoice in his commands,and be made ready on earth for their service,and when their times come they will not transgress his word.


nanTherefore from the beginning I have been convinced,and have thought this out and left it in writing:


nanThe works of the Lord are all good,and he will supply every need in its hour.


nanAnd no one can say, "This is worse than that," for all things will prove good in their season.


nanSo now sing praise with all your heart and voice,and bless the name of the Lord.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 7.9, 10.12, 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׃ 10.12. וְעַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל מָה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שֹׁאֵל מֵעִמָּךְ כִּי אִם־לְיִרְאָה אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לָלֶכֶת בְּכָל־דְּרָכָיו וּלְאַהֲבָה אֹתוֹ וְלַעֲבֹד אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל־לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל־נַפְשֶׁךָ׃ 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;" 10.12. And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul;" 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, 30.15 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

30.15. הֶעָשִׁיר לֹא־יַרְבֶּה וְהַדַּל לֹא יַמְעִיט מִמַּחֲצִית הַשָּׁקֶל לָתֵת אֶת־תְּרוּמַת יְהוָה לְכַפֵּר עַל־נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם׃ 30.15. The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of the LORD, to make atonement for your souls."
3. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 1.27, 1.31 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

1.27. וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם׃ 1.31. וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וְהִנֵּה־טוֹב מְאֹד וַיְהִי־עֶרֶב וַיְהִי־בֹקֶר יוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי׃ 1.27. And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." 1.31. And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day."
4. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 10.15, 14.20, 18.23, 22.16, 28.11 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

10.15. הוֹן עָשִׁיר קִרְיַת עֻזּוֹ מְחִתַּת דַּלִּים רֵישָׁם׃ 18.23. תַּחֲנוּנִים יְדַבֶּר־רָשׁ וְעָשִׁיר יַעֲנֶה עַזּוֹת׃ 22.16. עֹשֵׁק דָּל לְהַרְבּוֹת לוֹ נֹתֵן לְעָשִׁיר אַךְ־לְמַחְסוֹר׃ 28.11. חָכָם בְּעֵינָיו אִישׁ עָשִׁיר וְדַל מֵבִין יַחְקְרֶנּוּ׃ 10.15. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty." 14.20. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour; But the rich hath many friends. ." 18.23. The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth impudently." 22.16. One may oppress the poor, yet will their gain increase; One may give to the rich, yet will want come." 28.11. The rich man is wise in his own eyes; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him through."
5. Hebrew Bible, 2 Samuel, 12.1-12.4 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12.1. וְעַתָּה לֹא־תָסוּר חֶרֶב מִבֵּיתְךָ עַד־עוֹלָם עֵקֶב כִּי בְזִתָנִי וַתִּקַּח אֶת־אֵשֶׁת אוּרִיָּה הַחִתִּי לִהְיוֹת לְךָ לְאִשָּׁה׃ 12.1. וַיִּשְׁלַח יְהוָה אֶת־נָתָן אֶל־דָּוִד וַיָּבֹא אֵלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ שְׁנֵי אֲנָשִׁים הָיוּ בְּעִיר אֶחָת אֶחָד עָשִׁיר וְאֶחָד רָאשׁ׃ 12.2. לְעָשִׁיר הָיָה צֹאן וּבָקָר הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד׃ 12.2. וַיָּקָם דָּוִד מֵהָאָרֶץ וַיִּרְחַץ וַיָּסֶךְ וַיְחַלֵּף שמלתו [שִׂמְלֹתָיו] וַיָּבֹא בֵית־יְהוָה וַיִּשְׁתָּחוּ וַיָּבֹא אֶל־בֵּיתוֹ וַיִּשְׁאַל וַיָּשִׂימוּ לוֹ לֶחֶם וַיֹּאכַל׃ 12.3. וַיִּקַּח אֶת־עֲטֶרֶת־מַלְכָּם מֵעַל רֹאשׁוֹ וּמִשְׁקָלָהּ כִּכַּר זָהָב וְאֶבֶן יְקָרָה וַתְּהִי עַל־רֹאשׁ דָּוִד וּשְׁלַל הָעִיר הוֹצִיא הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד׃ 12.3. וְלָרָשׁ אֵין־כֹּל כִּי אִם־כִּבְשָׂה אַחַת קְטַנָּה אֲשֶׁר קָנָה וַיְחַיֶּהָ וַתִּגְדַּל עִמּוֹ וְעִם־בָּנָיו יַחְדָּו מִפִּתּוֹ תֹאכַל וּמִכֹּסוֹ תִשְׁתֶּה וּבְחֵיקוֹ תִשְׁכָּב וַתְּהִי־לוֹ כְּבַת׃ 12.4. וַיָּבֹא הֵלֶךְ לְאִישׁ הֶעָשִׁיר וַיַּחְמֹל לָקַחַת מִצֹּאנוֹ וּמִבְּקָרוֹ לַעֲשׂוֹת לָאֹרֵחַ הַבָּא־לוֹ וַיִּקַּח אֶת־כִּבְשַׂת הָאִישׁ הָרָאשׁ וַיַּעֲשֶׂהָ לָאִישׁ הַבָּא אֵלָיו׃ 12.1. And the Lord sent Natan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor." 12.2. The rich man had very many flocks and herds:" 12.3. but the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own bread, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was like a daughter to him." 12.4. And there came a traveller to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to prepare it for the wayfaring man that was come to him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and prepared it for the man that was come to him."
6. Theognis, Elegies, 3 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Aristobulus Cassandreus, Fragments, 5, 4 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

8. Dead Sea Scrolls, Community Rule, 5.24-5.25 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Hebrew Bible, Daniel, 6.19 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

6.19. אֱדַיִן אֲזַל מַלְכָּא לְהֵיכְלֵהּ וּבָת טְוָת וְדַחֲוָן לָא־הַנְעֵל קָדָמוֹהִי וְשִׁנְתֵּהּ נַדַּת עֲלוֹהִי׃ 6.19. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were diversions brought before him; and his sleep fled from him."
10. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.12, 2.1, 2.15, 2.16, 4.17, 6.7, 6.9, 6.14, 6.15, 6.16, 6.32, 6.33, 6.34, 6.35, 6.36, 6.37, 7.29, 7.30, 9.10, 9.11, 9.12, 9.14, 9.15, 9.16, 10.30, 13.3, 13.15, 13.16, 13.17, 13.18, 13.19, 13.20, 13.21, 13.22, 13.23, 17.2, 17.3, 18.1, 18.3, 25.9, 27.17, 30.14, 31.3, 31.4, 32.3, 32.4, 32.5, 32.6, 32.7, 32.8, 33.7, 33.8, 33.9, 33.10, 33.11, 33.12, 33.13, 33.14, 33.15, 35.17, 36.1, 36.2, 36.3, 36.4, 36.5, 36.6, 36.7, 36.8, 36.9, 36.10, 36.11, 36.12, 36.13, 36.14, 36.15, 36.16, 36.17, 36.18, 36.19, 36.20, 36.21, 36.22, 39.1, 39.2, 39.3, 39.12, 39.13, 39.14, 39.15, 39.17, 39.18, 39.19, 39.20, 39.21, 39.22, 39.23, 39.24, 39.25, 39.26, 39.27, 39.28, 39.29, 39.30, 39.31, 39.32, 39.33, 39.34, 39.35, 40.18, 40.20, 40.23, 40.24, 40.25, 40.26, 41.8, 41.9, 42.15-43.33, 44, 45, 45.5, 45.17, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51.1, 51.2, 51.3, 51.4, 51.5, 51.6, 51.7, 51.8, 51.9, 51.10, 51.11, 51.12, 51.30 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.12. To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;she is created with the faithful in the womb.
11. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 6.7, 14.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6.7. For the Lord of all will not stand in awe of any one,nor show deference to greatness;because he himself made both small and great,and he takes thought for all alike. 14.3. but it is thy providence, O Father, that steers its course,because thou hast given it a path in the sea,and a safe way through the waves
12. Septuagint, 4 Maccabees, 9.24, 13.19, 17.22 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

9.24. Fight the sacred and noble battle for religion. Thereby the just Providence of our ancestors may become merciful to our nation and take vengeance on the accursed tyrant. 13.19. You are not ignorant of the affection of brotherhood, which the divine and all-wise Providence has bequeathed through the fathers to their descendants and which was implanted in the mother's womb. 17.22. And through the blood of those devout ones and their death as an expiation, divine Providence preserved Israel that previously had been afflicted.
13. Septuagint, 3 Maccabees, 4.21, 5.30 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

4.21. But this was an act of the invincible providence of him who was aiding the Jews from heaven.
14. Aristobulus Milesius, Fragments, 5, 4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation For The Gospel, 13.12.4, 13.12.12 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
antithesis Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
aristoboulus Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
banquets Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
ben sira Carr, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2004) 211; Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
caution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
charismatic endowment Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
commandment Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
creation Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 357; Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214, 218
decalogue Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
didactic poem Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
eternity Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 363
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
exercises, student Carr, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2004) 211
faithfulness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214, 218
fear of god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 218
festivals Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 363
god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146, 214, 218
gods, philo of alexandria on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
good Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214, 218
hellenism/hellenization Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
honor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
hybridity Carr, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2004) 211
hymn of praise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
injustice Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
inspiration Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
israel/israelite Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214, 218
jew/jewish, literature/ authors Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
judaism Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
judgment Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 384
justice Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
like seeking like Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
literature Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
moses (mosaic) Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
necessity ἀνάγκη, philo of alexandria on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72
neighbors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
parallelism Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
philo of alexandria, and hellenistic judaism Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
philo of alexandria, and stoicism Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
philo of alexandria, on god Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
philo of alexandria, on providence (πρόνοια) Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
philo of alexandria Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
poor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22; Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
predestination (προόρισις), in the septuagint Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72
predestination (προόρισις), in wisdom of sirach Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72, 73
predestination (προόρισις), philo on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
priestly tradition Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
rich Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
sapiential (wisdom) literature Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
school Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
septuagint Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 72
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146
spirit, effects of, knowledge/understanding Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
spirit, modes of presence, endowment Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
stoics/stoicism, philo and Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 73
testing Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 218
time Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 383, 384
torah focus' Carr, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2004) 211
treachery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 214
vocation Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 119
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146, 218
word-pairs Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 146