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673
Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 9.10-9.16
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nanDo not envy the honors of a sinner,for you do not know what his end will be.


nanDo not delight in what pleases the ungodly;remember that they will not be held guiltless as long as they live.


nanKeep far from a man who has the power to kill,and you will not be worried by the fear of death. But if you approach him, make no misstep,lest he rob you of your life. Know that you are walking in the midst of snares,and that you are going about on the city battlements.


nanAs much as you can, aim to know your neighbors,and consult with the wise.


nanLet your conversation be with men of understanding,and let all your discussion be about the law of the Most High.


nanLet righteous men be your dinner companions,and let your glorying be in the fear of the Lord.


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1. Septuagint, Tobit, 4.18 (10th cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

4.18. Seek advice from every wise man, and do not despise any useful counsel.
2. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 4.6, 4.10, 6.24-6.25, 16.20, 17.12, 18.20, 28.67, 29.5, 31.13 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4.6. וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִׂיתֶם כִּי הִוא חָכְמַתְכֶם וּבִינַתְכֶם לְעֵינֵי הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁמְעוּן אֵת כָּל־הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה וְאָמְרוּ רַק עַם־חָכָם וְנָבוֹן הַגּוֹי הַגָּדוֹל הַזֶּה׃ 6.24. וַיְצַוֵּנוּ יְהוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת־כָּל־הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה לְיִרְאָה אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ לְטוֹב לָנוּ כָּל־הַיָּמִים לְחַיֹּתֵנוּ כְּהַיּוֹם הַזֶּה׃ 6.25. וּצְדָקָה תִּהְיֶה־לָּנוּ כִּי־נִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת־כָּל־הַמִּצְוָה הַזֹּאת לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּנוּ׃ 17.12. וְהָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר־יַעֲשֶׂה בְזָדוֹן לְבִלְתִּי שְׁמֹעַ אֶל־הַכֹּהֵן הָעֹמֵד לְשָׁרֶת שָׁם אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אוֹ אֶל־הַשֹּׁפֵט וּמֵת הָאִישׁ הַהוּא וּבִעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל׃ 28.67. בַּבֹּקֶר תֹּאמַר מִי־יִתֵּן עֶרֶב וּבָעֶרֶב תֹּאמַר מִי־יִתֵּן בֹּקֶר מִפַּחַד לְבָבְךָ אֲשֶׁר תִּפְחָד וּמִמַּרְאֵה עֵינֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר תִּרְאֶה׃ 29.5. לֶחֶם לֹא אֲכַלְתֶּם וְיַיִן וְשֵׁכָר לֹא שְׁתִיתֶם לְמַעַן תֵּדְעוּ כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם׃ 31.13. וּבְנֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָדְעוּ יִשְׁמְעוּ וְלָמְדוּ לְיִרְאָה אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם כָּל־הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם חַיִּים עַל־הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ׃ 4.6. Observe therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that, when they hear all these statutes, shall say: ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’" 4.10. the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me: ‘Assemble Me the people, and I will make them hear My words that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.’" 6.24. And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day." 6.25. And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.’" 16.20. Justice, justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee." 17.12. And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not hearkening unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die; and thou shalt exterminate the evil from Israel." 18.20. But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’" 28.67. In the morning thou shalt say: ‘Would it were even! ’ and at even thou shalt say: ‘Would it were morning! ’ for the fear of thy heart which thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see." 29.5. Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink; that ye might know that I am the LORD your God." 31.13. and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.’"
3. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 14.18, 41.33, 41.39 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

14.18. וּמַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק מֶלֶךְ שָׁלֵם הוֹצִיא לֶחֶם וָיָיִן וְהוּא כֹהֵן לְאֵל עֶלְיוֹן׃ 41.33. וְעַתָּה יֵרֶא פַרְעֹה אִישׁ נָבוֹן וְחָכָם וִישִׁיתֵהוּ עַל־אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם׃ 41.39. וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה אֶל־יוֹסֵף אַחֲרֵי הוֹדִיעַ אֱלֹהִים אוֹתְךָ אֶת־כָּל־זֹאת אֵין־נָבוֹן וְחָכָם כָּמוֹךָ׃ 14.18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was priest of God the Most High." 41.33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt." 41.39. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: ‘Forasmuch as God hath shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou."
4. Hebrew Bible, Hosea, 14.10 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

14.10. Whoso is wise, let him understand these things, Whoso is prudent, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the just do walk in them; But transgressors do stumble therein."
5. Hebrew Bible, Job, 3.25, 32.9, 32.19 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.25. כִּי פַחַד פָּחַדְתִּי וַיֶּאֱתָיֵנִי וַאֲשֶׁר יָגֹרְתִּי יָבֹא לִי׃ 32.9. לֹא־רַבִּים יֶחְכָּמוּ וּזְקֵנִים יָבִינוּ מִשְׁפָּט׃ 32.19. הִנֵּה־בִטְנִי כְּיַיִן לֹא־יִפָּתֵחַ כְּאֹבוֹת חֲדָשִׁים יִבָּקֵעַ׃ 3.25. For the thing which I did fear is come upon me, And that which I was afraid of hath overtaken me." 32.9. It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that discern judgment." 32.19. Behold, mine inwards are as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins which are ready to burst."
6. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 1.5, 1.8, 3.7, 3.11-3.28, 3.32, 3.34, 4.4-4.5, 4.17, 6.20, 8.13, 8.18, 9.5, 9.9, 13.14, 13.20, 16.5, 16.14, 16.21, 17.28, 18.15, 27.1, 31.30 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

1.5. יִשְׁמַע חָכָם וְיוֹסֶף לֶקַח וְנָבוֹן תַּחְבֻּלוֹת יִקְנֶה׃ 1.8. שְׁמַע בְּנִי מוּסַר אָבִיךָ וְאַל־תִּטֹּשׁ תּוֹרַת אִמֶּךָ׃ 3.7. אַל־תְּהִי חָכָם בְּעֵינֶיךָ יְרָא אֶת־יְהוָה וְסוּר מֵרָע׃ 3.11. מוּסַר יְהוָה בְּנִי אַל־תִּמְאָס וְאַל־תָּקֹץ בְּתוֹכַחְתּוֹ׃ 3.12. כִּי אֶת אֲשֶׁר יֶאֱהַב יְהוָה יוֹכִיחַ וּכְאָב אֶת־בֵּן יִרְצֶה׃ 3.13. אַשְׁרֵי אָדָם מָצָא חָכְמָה וְאָדָם יָפִיק תְּבוּנָה׃ 3.14. כִּי טוֹב סַחְרָהּ מִסְּחַר־כָּסֶף וּמֵחָרוּץ תְּבוּאָתָהּ׃ 3.15. יְקָרָה הִיא מפניים [מִפְּנִינִים] וְכָל־חֲפָצֶיךָ לֹא יִשְׁווּ־בָהּ׃ 3.16. אֹרֶךְ יָמִים בִּימִינָהּ בִּשְׂמֹאולָהּ עֹשֶׁר וְכָבוֹד׃ 3.17. דְּרָכֶיהָ דַרְכֵי־נֹעַם וְכָל־נְתִיבוֹתֶיהָ שָׁלוֹם׃ 3.18. עֵץ־חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר׃ 3.19. יְהוָה בְּחָכְמָה יָסַד־אָרֶץ כּוֹנֵן שָׁמַיִם בִּתְבוּנָה׃ 3.21. בְּנִי אַל־יָלֻזוּ מֵעֵינֶיךָ נְצֹר תֻּשִׁיָּה וּמְזִמָּה׃ 3.22. וְיִהְיוּ חַיִּים לְנַפְשֶׁךָ וְחֵן לְגַרְגְּרֹתֶיךָ׃ 3.23. אָז תֵּלֵךְ לָבֶטַח דַּרְכֶּךָ וְרַגְלְךָ לֹא תִגּוֹף׃ 3.24. אִם־תִּשְׁכַּב לֹא־תִפְחָד וְשָׁכַבְתָּ וְעָרְבָה שְׁנָתֶךָ׃ 3.25. אַל־תִּירָא מִפַּחַד פִּתְאֹם וּמִשֹּׁאַת רְשָׁעִים כִּי תָבֹא׃ 3.26. כִּי־יְהוָה יִהְיֶה בְכִסְלֶךָ וְשָׁמַר רַגְלְךָ מִלָּכֶד׃ 3.27. אַל־תִּמְנַע־טוֹב מִבְּעָלָיו בִּהְיוֹת לְאֵל ידיך [יָדְךָ] לַעֲשׂוֹת׃ 3.28. אַל־תֹּאמַר לרעיך [לְרֵעֲךָ ] לֵךְ וָשׁוּב וּמָחָר אֶתֵּן וְיֵשׁ אִתָּךְ׃ 3.32. כִּי תוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה נָלוֹז וְאֶת־יְשָׁרִים סוֹדוֹ׃ 3.34. אִם־לַלֵּצִים הוּא־יָלִיץ ולעניים [וְלַעֲנָוִים] יִתֶּן־חֵן׃ 4.4. וַיֹּרֵנִי וַיֹּאמֶר לִי יִתְמָךְ־דְּבָרַי לִבֶּךָ שְׁמֹר מִצְוֺתַי וֶחְיֵה׃ 4.5. קְנֵה חָכְמָה קְנֵה בִינָה אַל־תִּשְׁכַּח וְאַל־תֵּט מֵאִמְרֵי־פִי׃ 4.17. כִּי לָחֲמוּ לֶחֶם רֶשַׁע וְיֵין חֲמָסִים יִשְׁתּוּ׃ 8.13. יִרְאַת יְהוָה שְׂנֹאת רָע גֵּאָה וְגָאוֹן וְדֶרֶךְ רָע וּפִי תַהְפֻּכוֹת שָׂנֵאתִי׃ 8.18. עֹשֶׁר־וְכָבוֹד אִתִּי הוֹן עָתֵק וּצְדָקָה׃ 9.5. לְכוּ לַחֲמוּ בְלַחֲמִי וּשְׁתוּ בְּיַיִן מָסָכְתִּי׃ 9.9. תֵּן לְחָכָם וְיֶחְכַּם־עוֹד הוֹדַע לְצַדִּיק וְיוֹסֶף לֶקַח׃ 13.14. תּוֹרַת חָכָם מְקוֹר חַיִּים לָסוּר מִמֹּקְשֵׁי מָוֶת׃ 16.5. תּוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה כָּל־גְּבַהּ־לֵב יָד לְיָד לֹא יִנָּקֶה׃ 16.14. חֲמַת־מֶלֶךְ מַלְאֲכֵי־מָוֶת וְאִישׁ חָכָם יְכַפְּרֶנָּה׃ 16.21. לַחֲכַם־לֵב יִקָּרֵא נָבוֹן וּמֶתֶק שְׂפָתַיִם יֹסִיף לֶקַח׃ 17.28. גַּם אֱוִיל מַחֲרִישׁ חָכָם יֵחָשֵׁב אֹטֵם שְׂפָתָיו נָבוֹן׃ 18.15. לֵב נָבוֹן יִקְנֶה־דָּעַת וְאֹזֶן חֲכָמִים תְּבַקֶּשׁ־דָּעַת׃ 27.1. רֵעֲךָ ורעה [וְרֵעַ] אָבִיךָ אַל־תַּעֲזֹב וּבֵית אָחִיךָ אַל־תָּבוֹא בְּיוֹם אֵידֶךָ טוֹב שָׁכֵן קָרוֹב מֵאָח רָחוֹק׃ 27.1. אַל־תִּתְהַלֵּל בְּיוֹם מָחָר כִּי לֹא־תֵדַע מַה־יֵּלֶד יוֹם׃ 1.5. That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, And the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels;" 1.8. Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the teaching of thy mother;" 3.7. Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear the LORD, and depart from evil;" 3.11. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD, Neither spurn thou His correction;" 3.12. For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth, Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth." 3.13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that obtaineth understanding." 3.14. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, And the gain thereof than fine gold." 3.15. She is more precious than rubies; And all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her." 3.16. Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honour." 3.17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace." 3.18. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, And happy is every one that holdest her fast." 3.19. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens." 3.20. By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew." 3.21. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion;" 3.22. So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck." 3.23. Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, And thou shalt not dash thy foot." 3.24. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet." 3.25. Be not afraid of sudden terror, Neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;" 3.26. For the LORD will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being caught." 3.27. Withhold not good from him to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it. 3.28. Say not unto thy neighbour: ‘Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give’; when thou hast it by thee." 3.32. For the perverse is an abomination to the LORD; But His counsel is with the upright." 3.34. If it concerneth the scorners, He scorneth them, But unto the humble He giveth grace." 4.4. And he taught me, and said unto me: ‘Let thy heart hold fast my words, Keep my commandments, and live;" 4.5. Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;" 4.17. For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence." 6.20. My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the teaching of thy mother;" 8.13. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the froward mouth, do I hate." 8.18. Riches and honour are with me; Yea, enduring riches and righteousness." 9.5. 'Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled." 9.9. Give to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning." 13.14. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To depart from the snares of death." 13.20. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it." 16.5. Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; My hand upon it! he shall not be unpunished." 16.14. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it." 16.21. The wise in heart is called a man of discernment; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning." 17.28. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; And he that shutteth his lips is esteemed as a man of understanding." 18.15. The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge." 27.1. Boast not thyself of to- morrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." 31.30. Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
7. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 15.2, 15.4, 37.7, 112.1, 119.63 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

15.2. הוֹלֵךְ תָּמִים וּפֹעֵל צֶדֶק וְדֹבֵר אֱמֶת בִּלְבָבוֹ׃ 15.4. נִבְזֶה בְּעֵינָיו נִמְאָס וְאֶת־יִרְאֵי יְהוָה יְכַבֵּד נִשְׁבַּע לְהָרַע וְלֹא יָמִר׃ 37.7. דּוֹם לַיהוָה וְהִתְחוֹלֵל לוֹ אַל־תִּתְחַר בְּמַצְלִיחַ דַּרְכּוֹ בְּאִישׁ עֹשֶׂה מְזִמּוֹת׃ 112.1. רָשָׁע יִרְאֶה וְכָעָס שִׁנָּיו יַחֲרֹק וְנָמָס תַּאֲוַת רְשָׁעִים תֹּאבֵד׃ 112.1. הַלְלוּ יָהּ אַשְׁרֵי־אִישׁ יָרֵא אֶת־יְהוָה בְּמִצְוֺתָיו חָפֵץ מְאֹד׃ 119.63. חָבֵר אָנִי לְכָל־אֲשֶׁר יְרֵאוּךָ וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי פִּקּוּדֶיךָ׃ 15.2. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart;" 15.4. In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honoureth them that fear the LORD; He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;" 37.7. Resign thyself unto the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass." 112.1. Hallelujah. Happy is the man that feareth the LORD, That delighteth greatly in His commandments." 119.63. I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that observe Thy precepts."
8. Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings, 3.12 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.12. הִנֵּה עָשִׂיתִי כִּדְבָרֶיךָ הִנֵּה נָתַתִּי לְךָ לֵב חָכָם וְנָבוֹן אֲשֶׁר כָּמוֹךָ לֹא־הָיָה לְפָנֶיךָ וְאַחֲרֶיךָ לֹא־יָקוּם כָּמוֹךָ׃ 3.12. behold, I have done according to thy word: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there hath been none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee."
9. Hebrew Bible, 1 Samuel, 16.20, 25.18 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

25.18. וַתְּמַהֵר אבוגיל [אֲבִיגַיִל] וַתִּקַּח מָאתַיִם לֶחֶם וּשְׁנַיִם נִבְלֵי־יַיִן וְחָמֵשׁ צֹאן עשוות [עֲשׂוּיֹת] וְחָמֵשׁ סְאִים קָלִי וּמֵאָה צִמֻּקִים וּמָאתַיִם דְּבֵלִים וַתָּשֶׂם עַל־הַחֲמֹרִים׃ 16.20. And Yishay took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Sha᾽ul." 25.18. Then Avigayil made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready prepared, and five measures of parched corn, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses."
10. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 5.12, 24.17 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5.12. וְהָיָה כִנּוֹר וָנֶבֶל תֹּף וְחָלִיל וָיַיִן מִשְׁתֵּיהֶם וְאֵת פֹּעַל יְהוָה לֹא יַבִּיטוּ וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדָיו לֹא רָאוּ׃ 24.17. פַּחַד וָפַחַת וָפָח עָלֶיךָ יוֹשֵׁב הָאָרֶץ׃ 5.12. And the harp and the psaltery, the tabret and the pipe, And wine, are in their feasts; But they regard not the work of the LORD, Neither have they considered the operation of His hands." 24.17. Terror, and the pit, and the trap, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth."
11. Hebrew Bible, Jeremiah, 48.43 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

48.43. פַּחַד וָפַחַת וָפָח עָלֶיךָ יוֹשֵׁב מוֹאָב נְאֻם־יְהוָה׃ 48.43. Terror, and the pit, and the trap, Are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, Saith the LORD."
12. Theognis, Elegies, 3 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13. Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes, 7.19, 7.26, 9.7, 9.10-9.12, 11.2, 11.5 (5th cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

7.19. הַחָכְמָה תָּעֹז לֶחָכָם מֵעֲשָׂרָה שַׁלִּיטִים אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ בָּעִיר׃ 7.26. וּמוֹצֶא אֲנִי מַר מִמָּוֶת אֶת־הָאִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר־הִיא מְצוֹדִים וַחֲרָמִים לִבָּהּ אֲסוּרִים יָדֶיהָ טוֹב לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים יִמָּלֵט מִמֶּנָּה וְחוֹטֵא יִלָּכֶד בָּהּ׃ 9.7. לֵךְ אֱכֹל בְּשִׂמְחָה לַחְמֶךָ וּשֲׁתֵה בְלֶב־טוֹב יֵינֶךָ כִּי כְבָר רָצָה הָאֱלֹהִים אֶת־מַעֲשֶׂיךָ׃ 9.11. שַׁבְתִּי וְרָאֹה תַחַת־הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ כִּי לֹא לַקַּלִּים הַמֵּרוֹץ וְלֹא לַגִּבּוֹרִים הַמִּלְחָמָה וְגַם לֹא לַחֲכָמִים לֶחֶם וְגַם לֹא לַנְּבֹנִים עֹשֶׁר וְגַם לֹא לַיֹּדְעִים חֵן כִּי־עֵת וָפֶגַע יִקְרֶה אֶת־כֻּלָּם׃ 9.12. כִּי גַּם לֹא־יֵדַע הָאָדָם אֶת־עִתּוֹ כַּדָּגִים שֶׁנֶּאֱחָזִים בִּמְצוֹדָה רָעָה וְכַצִּפֳּרִים הָאֲחֻזוֹת בַּפָּח כָּהֵם יוּקָשִׁים בְּנֵי הָאָדָם לְעֵת רָעָה כְּשֶׁתִּפּוֹל עֲלֵיהֶם פִּתְאֹם׃ 11.2. תֶּן־חֵלֶק לְשִׁבְעָה וְגַם לִשְׁמוֹנָה כִּי לֹא תֵדַע מַה־יִּהְיֶה רָעָה עַל־הָאָרֶץ׃ 11.5. כַּאֲשֶׁר אֵינְךָ יוֹדֵעַ מַה־דֶּרֶךְ הָרוּחַ כַּעֲצָמִים בְּבֶטֶן הַמְּלֵאָה כָּכָה לֹא תֵדַע אֶת־מַעֲשֵׂה הָאֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה אֶת־הַכֹּל׃ 7.19. Wisdom is a stronghold to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city." 7.26. and I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands; whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her." 9.7. Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, And drink thy wine with a merry heart; For God hath already accepted thy works." 9.10. Whatsoever thy hand attaineth to do by thy strength, that do; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." 9.11. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." 9.12. For man also knoweth not his time; as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them." 11.2. Divide a portion into seven, yea, even into eight; For thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth." 11.5. As thou knowest not what is the way of the wind, Nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; Even so thou knowest not the work of God Who doeth all things."
14. Septuagint, Tobit, 4.18 (4th cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

4.18. Seek advice from every wise man, and do not despise any useful counsel.
15. Septuagint, 1 Maccabees, 8.17 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

8.17. So Judas chose Eupolemus the son of John, son of Accos, and Jason the son of Eleazar, and sent them to Rome to establish friendship and alliance
16. Septuagint, 2 Maccabees, 4.11 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

4.11. He set aside the existing royal concessions to the Jews, secured through John the father of Eupolemus, who went on the mission to establish friendship and alliance with the Romans; and he destroyed the lawful ways of living and introduced new customs contrary to the law.'
17. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.26, 1.27, 2.1, 3.21, 3.22, 3.29, 3.30, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.14, 6.15, 6.16, 6.18, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 6.26, 6.27, 6.28, 6.29, 6.30, 6.31, 6.32, 6.33, 6.34, 6.35, 6.36, 6.37, 7.3, 7.7, 7.8, 7.10, 7.14, 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18, 7.24, 7.25, 7.27, 7.28, 7.29, 7.30, 7.31, 7.32, 7.34, 8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.9, 8.13, 8.18, 8.19, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, 9.11, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.15, 9.16, 9.17, 9.18, 10, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 10.16, 10.17, 10.18, 10.19, 10.22, 10.23, 10.30, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 11.10, 11.12, 11.14, 11.17, 11.18, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21, 11.22, 11.24, 11.25, 11.26, 11.27, 11.28, 12.1, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.10, 12.11, 12.12, 12.14, 12.16, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 13.6, 13.7, 13.9, 13.10, 13.11, 13.12, 13.13, 13.15, 13.16, 13.17, 13.18, 13.19, 13.20, 13.21, 13.22, 13.23, 14.3, 14.5, 14.8, 14.9, 14.10, 14.11, 14.16, 14.17, 14.20, 14.20-15.10, 15.3, 15.7, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.4, 18.1, 18.3, 19.13, 19.14, 19.15, 19.16, 19.17, 19.20, 21.11, 22.22, 22.23, 23.23, 23.27, 24.1, 24.2, 24.3, 24.4, 24.5, 24.6, 24.7, 24.8, 24.9, 24.10, 24.11, 24.12, 24.13, 24.14, 24.15, 24.16, 24.17, 24.18, 24.19, 24.20, 24.21, 24.22, 24.23, 24.24, 24.25, 24.26, 24.27, 24.28, 24.29, 24.30, 24.31, 24.32, 24.33, 24.34, 25.5, 25.6, 25.9, 25.10, 26.29, 27.6, 27.16, 27.17, 27.18, 27.21, 28.6, 28.7, 31.5, 31.6, 31.7, 31.12, 31.12-32.13, 31.19, 31.23, 31.24, 31.27, 31.30, 32.2, 32.3, 32.4, 32.5, 32.6, 32.7, 32.8, 33, 33.3, 33.20, 33.21, 34.9, 34.10, 34.11, 34.12, 34.13, 35.10, 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, 37.12, 38.24, 38.24-39.11, 38.25, 38.31, 38.32, 38.33, 38.34, 39.1, 39.2, 39.3, 39.4, 39.5, 39.6, 39.7, 39.8, 39.9, 39.10, 39.11, 39.16, 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, 40.17, 40.23, 41.3, 41.4, 41.8, 41.18, 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 42.12, 42.15-43.33, 42.21, 44.20, 49.4, 49.9 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.1. All wisdom comes from the Lord and is with him for ever. 1.1. The fear of the Lord delights the heart,and gives gladness and joy and long life.
18. Mishnah, Avot, 1.4, 1.10 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.4. Yose ben Yoezer (a man) of Zeredah and Yose ben Yoha [a man] of Jerusalem received [the oral tradition] from them [i.e. Shimon the Righteous and Antigonus]. Yose ben Yoezer used to say: let thy house be a house of meeting for the Sages and sit in the very dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst." 1.10. Shemaiah and Abtalion received [the oral tradition] from them. Shemaiah used to say: love work, hate acting the superior, and do not attempt to draw near to the ruling authority."
19. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 15.33 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

15.33. Don't be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abigail Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21
abraham Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 107
acrostic, alphabetic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24
acrostic, nonalphabetic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 84, 92, 113, 114, 126
acrostic Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 113
advisors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24
afterlife Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 102, 103
alliteration Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 90, 91, 124
almsgiving Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 112
animal imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 108
antiochus iii Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 105, 111
antithesis Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 89, 90, 96, 106, 124, 126
assonance Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 124
banquets Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 22, 97, 98, 112
caution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 105, 216, 221
chiasm Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 89, 90, 91
children Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 101, 110
courts, royal Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 111
covenant Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 95
creation Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 23, 221
david Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 4, 95, 107, 221
death Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 25, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 111
decalogue Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 113, 221
deuteronomic theology Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 100
didactic poem Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22, 24, 113
enemies Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 99
envy Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 86, 88, 90, 94, 99, 100, 101, 103
evil Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 94, 99, 100, 101, 103, 107, 108, 112
exile, exiles Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
faithfulness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 95, 114, 216, 221
fear of god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 10, 17, 25, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 93, 94, 98, 101, 103, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 216, 221
financial imagery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 110
fool Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 109
foreigners Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 108, 114
friendship Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
gerousia Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104, 105
giving Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 100, 112
god Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 10, 17, 25, 85, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 216, 221
good Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10, 23, 104, 112, 113, 221
heart Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 98, 104, 108, 110, 112
hellenism/hellenization Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 96, 98, 104, 105, 114, 221
helping friends Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 99, 124
high priest Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104, 105
historical setting Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2
honor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 93, 95
hunting Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 108
hymn of praise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22
inclusio Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 113, 126
israel/israelite Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 96, 97, 100, 102, 112
jerusalem Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104, 105, 111, 114
jews Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 111
jonathan Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 95, 107
judas maccabeus Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 105
judges Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 100
justice Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 83, 94, 111
key word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 92, 124
land Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 105
law of moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 21, 25, 85, 87, 88, 93, 100, 101, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114
life Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95, 98, 100, 102, 105, 106, 107, 108, 216
like seeking like Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10
link word Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 84, 89, 91, 93, 126
moses Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 112
negative injunction Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
neighbors Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
old age Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 88, 89, 95, 96, 97, 114
palestine Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104
parallelism Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 90, 94, 101, 110, 124
parallelism (stylistic feature) Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
parents Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 97
patriarchal society Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 21
philosophy Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
poor Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 21, 30, 92, 126, 216
potter Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 110
prayer Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 22, 24, 112, 113, 114
pride Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 86, 87, 88, 90, 92, 94, 95, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 115
priesthood Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 100, 103, 104, 105, 107
prophets Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 101, 102
prosperity Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 87, 88, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
ptolemies Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10, 104
qumran Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 30
repetition Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 86, 89, 90, 124
reproof Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 23
retribution Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 96
rhetorical question Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 126
rhyme, final Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 83, 85, 91
rhyme, internal Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 124
rhyme Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 24, 25, 84, 86, 89, 90, 91, 95, 126
rich Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 21, 30, 92, 98, 100, 103, 104, 114, 124, 126
righteousness Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 88, 89, 91, 97, 112, 113, 115, 126
rulers Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 84, 92, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 111, 114, 115
sapiential (wisdom) literature Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10, 17, 21, 22, 100, 104, 105, 109, 216
saul Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 107
school Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 22
scribe Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 25, 105
secrets/confidences, keeping/betraying Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 21, 23, 24, 109, 110, 111, 216
seleucids Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104
shame Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 93, 103, 110, 111, 216
sharing (goods in common) Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 112
silence Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 124
simeon ii (high priest) Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 105
sin/sinners Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 86, 92, 100, 101
slander Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 23
slave Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17
social justice/ethics Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 21
social relationships Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 83, 92, 93, 126
song Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 25, 96, 98
speech Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 21, 23, 30
taxation Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104
teacher Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 108
temple (jerusalem) Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 105
testing Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 10, 20, 27, 110, 216
theodicy Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 102
tobiads Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 104
topos, rhetorical Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
travel Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 17, 110
treachery Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 216
trust (in god) Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 92
utility Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10
virtue Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 10, 89, 113
war Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 87, 95, 103, 104, 107, 216
wife Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 20, 21, 24, 84, 94, 101, 108, 113, 114, 216
wine Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 86, 88, 89, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 112, 216
wisdom/wise Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 2, 10, 17, 21, 23, 83, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 97, 101, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 124, 216
wisdom literature, near eastern wisdom tradition' Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 158
word-pairs Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 89, 101
wordplay Corley, Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (2002) 84, 86, 90, 108