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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 7.1-7.9


nanDo no evil, and evil will never befall you.


nanDo not be fainthearted in your prayer,nor neglect to give alms.


nanStay away from wrong, and it will turn away from you.


nanDo not abuse a servant who performs his work faithfully,or a hired laborer who devotes himself to you.


nanMy son, do not sow the furrows of injustice,and you will not reap a sevenfold crop.


nanWith all your might love your Maker,and do not forsake his ministers.


nanDo not seek from the Lord the highest office,nor the seat of honor from the king.


nanDo not assert your righteousness before the Lord,nor display your wisdom before the king.


nanDo 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.


nanDo not offend against the public,and do not disgrace yourself among the people.


nanDo not commit a sin twice;even for one you will not go unpunished.


nanDo 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.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 15.4, 26.1, 28.11, 30.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

15.4. אֶפֶס כִּי לֹא יִהְיֶה־בְּךָ אֶבְיוֹן כִּי־בָרֵךְ יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן־לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ׃ 26.1. וְהָיָה כִּי־תָבוֹא אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה וִירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּ בָּהּ׃ 26.1. וְעַתָּה הִנֵּה הֵבֵאתִי אֶת־רֵאשִׁית פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר־נָתַתָּה לִּי יְהוָה וְהִנַּחְתּוֹ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתָ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ׃ 28.11. וְהוֹתִרְךָ יְהוָה לְטוֹבָה בִּפְרִי בִטְנְךָ וּבִפְרִי בְהַמְתְּךָ וּבִפְרִי אַדְמָתֶךָ עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ׃ 30.9. וְהוֹתִירְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכֹל מַעֲשֵׂה יָדֶךָ בִּפְרִי בִטְנְךָ וּבִפְרִי בְהֶמְתְּךָ וּבִפְרִי אַדְמָתְךָ לְטוֹבָה כִּי יָשׁוּב יְהוָה לָשׂוּשׂ עָלֶיךָ לְטוֹב כַּאֲשֶׁר־שָׂשׂ עַל־אֲבֹתֶיךָ׃ 15.4. Howbeit there shall be no needy among you—for the LORD will surely bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it—" 26.1. And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and dost possess it, and dwell therein;" 28.11. And the LORD will make thee over-abundant for good, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers to give thee." 30.9. And the LORD thy God will make thee over-abundant in all the work of thy hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good; for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as He rejoiced over thy fathers;"
2. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 2.15-2.22, 18.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2.15. וַיִּשְׁמַע פַּרְעֹה אֶת־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וַיְבַקֵּשׁ לַהֲרֹג אֶת־מֹשֶׁה וַיִּבְרַח מֹשֶׁה מִפְּנֵי פַרְעֹה וַיֵּשֶׁב בְּאֶרֶץ־מִדְיָן וַיֵּשֶׁב עַל־הַבְּאֵר׃ 2.16. וּלְכֹהֵן מִדְיָן שֶׁבַע בָּנוֹת וַתָּבֹאנָה וַתִּדְלֶנָה וַתְּמַלֶּאנָה אֶת־הָרְהָטִים לְהַשְׁקוֹת צֹאן אֲבִיהֶן׃ 2.17. וַיָּבֹאוּ הָרֹעִים וַיְגָרְשׁוּם וַיָּקָם מֹשֶׁה וַיּוֹשִׁעָן וַיַּשְׁקְ אֶת־צֹאנָם׃ 2.18. וַתָּבֹאנָה אֶל־רְעוּאֵל אֲבִיהֶן וַיֹּאמֶר מַדּוּעַ מִהַרְתֶּן בֹּא הַיּוֹם׃ 2.19. וַתֹּאמַרְןָ אִישׁ מִצְרִי הִצִּילָנוּ מִיַּד הָרֹעִים וְגַם־דָּלֹה דָלָה לָנוּ וַיַּשְׁקְ אֶת־הַצֹּאן׃ 2.21. וַיּוֹאֶל מֹשֶׁה לָשֶׁבֶת אֶת־הָאִישׁ וַיִּתֵּן אֶת־צִפֹּרָה בִתּוֹ לְמֹשֶׁה׃ 2.22. וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן וַיִּקְרָא אֶת־שְׁמוֹ גֵּרְשֹׁם כִּי אָמַר גֵּר הָיִיתִי בְּאֶרֶץ נָכְרִיָּה׃ 18.9. וַיִּחַדְּ יִתְרוֹ עַל כָּל־הַטּוֹבָה אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂה יְהוָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר הִצִּילוֹ מִיַּד מִצְרָיִם׃ 2.15. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well." 2.16. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock." 2.17. And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock." 2.18. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said: ‘How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?’" 2.19. And they said: ‘An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.’" 2.20. And he said unto his daughters: ‘And where is he? Why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.’" 2.21. And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter." 2.22. And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said: ‘I have been a stranger in a strange land.’" 18.9. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, in that He had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians."
3. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 2.10, 3.16, 11.7 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.16. אֹרֶךְ יָמִים בִּימִינָהּ בִּשְׂמֹאולָהּ עֹשֶׁר וְכָבוֹד׃ 11.7. בְּמוֹת אָדָם רָשָׁע תֹּאבַד תִּקְוָה וְתוֹחֶלֶת אוֹנִים אָבָדָה׃ 2.10. For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul;" 3.16. Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honour." 11.7. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, And the hope of strength perisheth."
4. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 9.19, 121.3 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

9.19. כִּי לֹא לָנֶצַח יִשָּׁכַח אֶבְיוֹן תִּקְוַת ענוים [עֲנִיִּים] תֹּאבַד לָעַד׃ 121.3. אַל־יִתֵּן לַמּוֹט רַגְלֶךָ אַל־יָנוּם שֹׁמְרֶךָ׃ 9.19. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever." 121.3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber."
5. 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."
6. 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."
7. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.12-1.13, 2.1-2.6, 2.9-2.10, 4.10, 6.6-6.9, 6.17, 7.2-7.9, 7.11-7.14, 7.16-7.19, 7.24-7.25, 7.27, 7.32, 7.34, 11.7-11.9, 11.14, 11.17-11.19, 11.21-11.28, 13.21, 15.13, 16.22, 17.22-17.23, 19.3, 19.9, 19.13-19.17, 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, 27.18, 28.12-28.15, 28.17-28.18, 28.25, 35.24, 38.21, 39.11, 41.2, 41.8-41.9, 44.1, 44.3-44.7, 44.10-44.15 (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. 1.13. She made among men an eternal foundation,and among their descendants she will be trusted. 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. 2.3. Cleave to him and do not depart,that you may be honored at the end of your life. 2.4. Accept whatever is brought upon you,and in changes that humble you be patient. 2.5. For gold is tested in the fire,and acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation. 2.6. Trust in him, and he will help you;make your ways straight, and hope in him. 2.9. you who fear the Lord, hope for good things,for everlasting joy and mercy. 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. 13.21. When a rich man totters, he is steadied by friends,but when a humble man falls, he is even pushed away by friends. 15.13. The Lord hates all abominations,and they are not loved by those who fear him. 16.22. Who will announce his acts of justice?Or who will await them? For the covet is far off. 17.22. A mans almsgiving is like a signet with the Lord and he will keep a persons kindness like the apple of his eye. 17.23. Afterward he will arise and requite them,and he will bring their recompense on their heads. 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. 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. 27.18. For as a man destroys his enemy,so you have destroyed the friendship of your neighbor. 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. 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. 41.2. and of silence, before those who greet you;of looking at a woman who is a harlot 41.8. Woe to you, ungodly men,who have forsaken the law of the Most High God! 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.
8. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 7.1-7.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7.1. I also am mortal, like all men,a descendant of the first-formed child of earth;and in the womb of a mother I was molded into flesh 7.2. within the period of ten months, compacted with blood,from the seed of a man and the pleasure of marriage. 7.3. And when I was born, I began to breathe the common air,and fell upon the kindred earth,and my first sound was a cry, like that of all.
9. Augustine, De Dono Perseverantiae, 52 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

10. Augustine, De Praedestinatione Sanctorum., 7 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acrostic, nonalphabetic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
adversity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40
alliteration Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40
anima/soul Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
animal imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
antithesis Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40, 206
assonance Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40
augustines works, persev. Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
augustines works, praed. Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
augustines works, simpl. Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
chiasm Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
coepi Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
death Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 85, 188
deuteronomic theology Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
enemies Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40, 188, 210
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206, 210
faith/belief, as gods gift Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
faith/belief, initium fidei Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
faith/belief Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
faithfulness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40, 188, 206
fear of god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 85
financial imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 85, 92, 188, 206
good Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188, 206
gossip Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 210
helping friends Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206, 210
hope Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
inclusio Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 40, 92
inheritance Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
israel/israelite Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
key word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 92
land Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 210
law of moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 85, 188
life Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206, 210
moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
neighbors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
parallelism Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40, 206
pelagians/pelagianism Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
poor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92, 206
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
pride Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
prosperity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
quarreling Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
repetition Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 40
reproof Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
retribution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 206
rhetoric' Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non-free Free Will": A Comprehensive Methodology (2018) 8
rhyme, final Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 85
rhyme, internal Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 40
rhyme Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
rich Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92, 206
rulers Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
scribe Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
secrets/confidences, keeping/betraying Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
shame Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 40, 210
sin/sinners Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92, 210
social relationships Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
song Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188
trust (in god) Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92, 206
wound Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 188