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In Praise of Wisdom Sirach 1

In Praise of Wisdom 1 All wisdom comes from the Lord and is with him for ever. 2 The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity—who can count them?

 

In Praise of Wisdom

Sirach 1

 

1 All wisdom comes from the Lord and is with him for ever.

2 The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity who can count them?

3 The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth, the abyss, and wisdom who can search them out?


Duties toward God Sirach 2:1-18

Duties toward God Sirach 2:1-18 My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord, remain in justice and in fear, and prepare yourself for temptation.

 

Duties toward God Sirach 2:1-18

 

2:1 My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord, remain in justice and in fear, and prepare yourself for temptation. 

2 Set your heart right and be steadfast, incline your ear, and receive words of understanding, and do not be hasty in time of calamity.

3 Await God’s patience,...

Duties toward Parents Sirach 3:1-16

Duties toward Parents Sirach 3:1-16-3 Listen to me your father, O children; and act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety. 2 For the Lord honored the father above the children, and he confirmed the right of the mother over her sons.

 

Duties toward Parents Sirach 3:1-16

 

3:1 Listen to me your father, O children; and act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety.

2 For the Lord honored the father above the children, and he confirmed the right of the mother over her sons.

3 Whoever honors his father...

Humility Sirach 3:17-28

Humility Sirach 3:17-28-17 My son, perform your tasks in meekness; then you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. 18 The greater you are, the more you must humble yourself; so you will find favor with God.

 

Humility Sirach 3:17-28

 

17 My son, perform your tasks in meekness; then you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.

18 The greater you are, the more you must humble yourself; so you will find favor with God. 

19 There are many who are noble and renowned, but it is to the humble that he reveals his mysteries.....

 

Alms of the Poor Sirach 3:29-30;4:1-10

Alms of the Poor Sirach 3:29-30;4:1-10 29 The mind of the wise man will ponder the words of the wise, and an attentive ear is the wise man’s desire. 30 Water extinguishes a blazing fire: so almsgiving atones for sin.

 

Alms of the Poor Sirach 3:29-30;4:1-10

 

29 The mind of the wise man will ponder the words of the wise, and an attentive ear is the wise man’s desire.

30 Water extinguishes a blazing fire: so almsgiving atones for sin.

31 Whoever repays favors gives thought to the future; at the moment of his falling he will find support.....

The Rewards of Wisdom Sirach 4:11-19

The Rewards of Wisdom-Wisdom breathes life into her sons and gives help to those who seek her. 12 Whoever loves her loves life, and those who seek her early will win the Lord’s good favor.

 

The Rewards of Wisdom

Sirach 4:11-19

 

4:11 Wisdom breathes life into her sons and gives help to those who seek her.

12 Whoever loves her loves life, and those who seek her early will win the Lord’s good favor.

13 Whoever holds her fast will obtain glory, and the Lord will bless the place she  enters.....

Sincerity and Justice Sirach 4:20-31

Sincerity and Justice-Observe the right time, and beware of evil; r and do not bring shame on yourself. 21 For there is a shame which brings sin, and there is a shame which is glory and favor.

 

Sincerity and Justice Sirach 4:20-31

 

6:20 Observe the right time, and beware of evil;  and do not bring shame on yourself.

21 For there is a shame which brings sin, and there is a shame which is glory and favor.

22 Do not show partiality, to your own harm,or deference, to your downfall.....

 

Against Presumption Sirach 5:1-10

Against Presumption-Do not set your heart on your wealth, nor say, “I have enough.” 2 Do not follow your inclination and strength, walking according to the desires of your heart.

 

Against Presumption Sirach 5:1-10

 

5:1 Do not set your heart on your wealth, nor say, “I have enough.”

2 Do not follow your inclination and strength, walking according to the desires of your heart.

3 Do not say, “Who will have power over me?” or “Who will bring me down because of my deeds?” for God will surely punish you....

Sincerity in Speech Sirach 5:11-17;6:1-4

Sincerity in Speech-11 Be quick to hear, and be deliberate in answering. 12 If you have understanding, answer your neighbor; but if not, put your hand on your mouth

 

Sincerity in Speech Sirach 5:11-17;6:1-4

 

11 Be quick to hear, and be deliberate in answering.

12 If you have understanding, answer your neighbor; but if not, put your hand on your mouth.

13 Glory and dishonor come from speaking, and a man’s tongue is his downfall....

True Friendship Sirach 6:5-17

True Friendship-5 A pleasant voice multiplies friends and softens enemies, and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies. 6 Let those that are at peace with you be many, but let your advisers be one in a thousand.

 

True Friendship Sirach 6:5-17

 

5 A pleasant voice multiplies friends and softens enemies, and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.

6 Let those that are at peace with you be many, but let your advisers be one in a thousand.

7 When you gain a friend, gain him through testing, and do not trust him hastily....

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