44-49 the author comments on the outstanding lives of some 28 individual Old Testament heroes 4 , along with the judges as a group (46:11) and the twelve minor prophets (49:10). 17 A blow from a whip raises a welt,    but a blow from the tongue will break bones.18 Many have fallen by the edge of the sword,    but not as many as by the tongue. A backbiting tongue hath cast out virtuous women, and deprived them of their labours. The death thereof is an evil death, the grave were better than it. 12 If you blow on a spark, it turns into flame,    if you spit on it, it dies out;    yet both you do with your mouth!13 Cursed be gossips and the double-tongued,    for they destroy the peace of many. A word needs to be said about Ben Sira's teachings about women. Beware thou slide not by it, lest thou fall before him that lieth in wait. Matthew 5:39. These documents, which are housed in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, are here presented in a single platform, to allow the scholar and the interested layperson to view these precious texts. Ben Sira 28 The Lord is taking note of your sins, and if you take vengeance on someone, the Lord will take vengeance on you. (B)3 Does anyone nourish anger against another    and expect healing from the Lord? 2 Forgive your neighbor the wrong done to you;    then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. For Sirach, I have used the Göttingen edition of Joseph 29 Not everyone should be brought into your house, for many are the snares of the crafty. These documents, which are housed in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, are here presented in a single platform, to allow the scholar and the interested layperson to view these precious texts. THE BOOK OF SIRACH OR BEN SIRA. The good news is that more than 100 verses are dedicated to women; the bad news is that most of them are very negative. 27;51. 16 A word is the source of every deed; # Thoughts determine action. 13 Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. The Book of Ben Sira Index of Passages Compiled by Joshua A. Blachorsky Note: Each verse is indexed to a specific Genizah folio and/or Qumran or Masada document. (I)25 As you lock up your silver and gold,    so make balances and scales for your words.26 Take care not to slip by your tongue    and fall victim to one lying in ambush. 28. New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE). Two Ben Sira fragments found in the Dead Sea scrolls, and also dated to the 1st Century B.C., are likewise textually identical. And weigh thy words in a balance, and make a door and bar for thy mouth. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909 28 Happy the man who meditates upon these things, wise the man who takes them to heart! 28. In Hebrew the book is known as The Wisdom of Joshua (Jesus) Ben Sira. Ben Sira 28. The King James Version is in the public domain. It shall not have rule over them that fear God, neither shall they be burned with the flame thereof. ^ MLA citation. Salem Media Group. Gigot, Francis. In Ben Sira chaps. Ecclesiasticus. Read verse in Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha And where is the place of understanding? Well is he that is defended through the venom thereof; who hath not drawn the yoke thereof, nor hath been bound in her bands. ECCLESIASTICUS / BEN SIRA’S BOOK OF WISDOM / SIRACH 3 11:7–11:28 Deliberation and Caution 11:29–12:18 Care in Choosing Friends 13:1–14:2 Caution Regarding Associates 2 Who hath numbered the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of the world? (Ben Sira 6:22) “22 For wisdom is like her name; she is not readily perceived by many.” (Job 28:12-14, 20-22) “12 “But where can wisdom be found? 1 The ... Ben Sira 27. Two Ben Sira fragments found in the Dead Sea scrolls, and also dated to the 1st Century B.C., are likewise textually identical. 1 The vengeful will face the Lord’s vengeance; indeed he remembers their sins in detail. 2 Forgive your neighbor the wrong done to you; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.” (G)14 A meddlesome tongue subverts many,    and makes them refugees among peoples.It destroys strong cities,    and overthrows the houses of the great.15 A meddlesome tongue drives virtuous women from their homes,    and robs them of the fruit of their toil.16 Whoever heed it will find no rest,    nor will they dwell in peace. THE WISDOM OF BEN SIRA (ECCLESIASTICUS) The Wisdom of Ben Sira derives its title from the author, “Yeshua [Jesus], son of Eleazar, son of Sira” (50:27). 30 Put him to work, as is fitting for him; and if he does not obey, load him with chains. and robs them of the fruit of their toil. NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition An hasty contention kindleth a fire: and an hasty fighting sheddeth blood. Remember the commandments, and bear no malice to thy neighbour: remember the covenant of the Highest, and wink at ignorance. 50. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.” (D)7 Remember the commandments and do not be angry with your neighbor;    remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults. 3 Does anyone nourish anger against another. Such as forsake the Lord shall fall into it; and it shall burn in them, and not be quenched; it shall be sent upon them as a lion, and devour them as a leopard. 2 Who hath numbered the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of the world? Welcome to www.bensira.org, the website devoted to the ancient and medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the book of Ben Sira. 29 For her thoughts are more abundant than the sea, and her counsel deeper than the great abyss. Ben Sira also known as Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira (שמעון בן יהושע בן אליעזר בן סירא) or Yeshua Ben Sirach (fl. Ben Sira 28 He that takes vengeance will suffer vengeance from the Lord, and he will firmly establish his sins. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. indeed he remembers their sins in detail. The Alphabet of ben Sirach (Alphabetum Siracidis, Otijot ben Sira, Alpha Beta la-Ben Sira) is an anonymous text of the Middle Ages inspired by the Hellenistic work known as the Sirach.Its date of authorship is estimated to have been anywhere between 700 and 1000 CE. According to Ben Sira, women fall into five main categories: a good wife, a mother/widow, a bad wife, the adulteress/prostitute, and a daughter. 28 The first human being never finished comprehending wisdom, nor will the last succeed in fathoming her. The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) Chapter 1 1 All wisdom is from the Lord God, and hath been always with him, and is before all time. But if you forgive someone who has wronged you, your sins will be forgiven when you pray. Vol. Forgive your neighbor the wrong he has done, and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray. 28 Call none happy before death, for how they end, they are known. Remember thy end, and let enmity cease; remember corruption and death, and abide in the commandments. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 31 For they lie in wait to turn good into evil, New American Bible (Revised Edition) Update. Who hath measured the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the depth of the abyss? Ben Sira 28. BEN SIRA 28. remember death and decay, and cease from sin! This seems to be the earliest title of the book. New American Bible (Revised Edition) Update. Ben Sira 33 New American Bible Revised Edition ... 28 Force him to work that he be not idle, 29 for idleness teaches much mischief. He sheweth no mercy to a man, which is like himself: and doth he ask forgiveness of his own sins? Vocations of the Skilled Worker and the Scribe # 38:24–39:11] Ben Sira has a balanced view of the various vocations of skilled laborers—the farmer, engraver, smith and potter—but the profession of scribe is more excellent (38:24–34). THE BIBLE We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Whereas Ben Sira prays for wondrous acts on God's part, Tobit both prays for wondrous acts on God's part, Tobit both prays for and experiences divine feats. Author and Date: The work was originally written by Jeshua ben Eleazar ben Sira (cf. But if you forgive someone who has wronged you, your sins will be forgiven when you pray. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 22:22. and like a leopard, it will tear them to pieces. 3 Um homem guarda ira contra outro e há de pedir cura ao Senhor? Study This. Forgive thy neighbour the hurt that he hath done unto thee, so shall thy sins also be forgiven when thou prayest. Ben Sira 28 He that takes vengeance will suffer vengeance from the Lord, and he will firmly establish his sins. Whoso hearkeneth unto it shall never find rest, and never dwell quietly. 1. 29 If he puts them into practice, he can cope with anything, for the fear of the LORD is his lamp. the religious tradition that reads it. Matthew 5:39. Whereas Ben Sira prays for wondrous acts on God's part, Tobit both prays for wondrous acts on God's part, Tobit both prays for and experiences divine feats. then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) Chapter 1 1 All wisdom is from the Lord God, and hath been always with him, and is before all time. Baruch's poem on wisdom (3:9-4:4) does not integrate mythic themes about wisdom's role in creation with the idea that the concrete expression of wisdom occurs in the law. 8 Avoid strife and your sins will be fewer,    for the hot-tempered kindle strife;9 The sinner disrupts friendships    and sows discord among those who are at peace. The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones. Ben Sira 28 The Lord is taking note of your sins, and if you take vengeance on someone, the Lord will take vengeance on you. 1 The vengeful will face the Lord’s vengeance;    indeed he remembers their sins in detail.(A). In the Jewish-Greek scriptures and for NETS, the title is that given above, Sirach. Ben Sira 28:7 NABRE Remember the commandments and do not be angry with your neighbor; remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults. Further treatment of sins of the tongue and the havoc that results; cf. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. Forgive your neighbor the wrong he has done, and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray. 16–18). Ben Sira 6:26-28. Forgive your neighbor the wrong he has done, and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray. The Book of Sirach, also called the Wisdom of Sirach or simply Sirach (/ ˈ s aɪ r æ k /), and also known as the Book of Ecclesiasticus (/ ɪ ˌ k l iː z i ˈ æ s t ɪ k ə s /; abbreviated Ecclus.) Chapter 28. so make balances and scales for your words. A sinful man disquieteth friends, and maketh debate among them that be at peace. Welcome to www.bensira.org, the website devoted to the ancient and medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the book of Ben Sira. Who hath measured the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the depth of the abyss? # Dt 32:35; Rom 12:19. From c. AD 700–1000 onwards Lilith appears as Adam's first wife, created at the same time (Rosh Hashanah) and from the same clay as Adam—compare Genesis 1:27. of Care in Choosing Friends. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It will hurl itself against them like a lion. Look that thou hedge thy possession about with thorns, and bind up thy silver and gold. 19–26). Ben Sira 28 The vengeful will face the Lord's vengeance, for he keeps a strict account of their sins. the greater the wealth, the greater the wrath. (H)19 Happy the one who is sheltered from it,    and has not endured its wrath;Who has not borne its yoke    nor been bound with its chains.20 For its yoke is a yoke of iron,    and its chains are chains of bronze;21 The death it inflicts is an evil death,    even Sheol is preferable to it.22 It will have no power over the godly,    nor will they be burned in its flame.23 But those who forsake the Lord will fall victim to it,    as it burns among them unquenchably;It will hurl itself against them like a lion,    and like a leopard, it will tear them to pieces.24 As you fence in your property with thorns,    so make a door and a bolt for your mouth. Study This. and sows discord among those who are at peace. 2nd century BCE), was a Hellenistic Jewish scribe, sage, and allegorist from Seleucid-controlled Jerusalem of the Second Temple period. Forgive thy neighbour the hurt that he hath done unto thee, so shall thy sins also be forgiven when thou prayest. the religious tradition that reads it. If he that is but flesh nourish hatred, who will intreat for pardon of his sins? New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) THE WISDOM OF BEN SIRA (ECCLESIASTICUS) The Wisdom of Ben Sira derives its title from the author, “Yeshua [Jesus], son of Eleazar, son of Sira” (50:27). Ben Sira 28:7 NABRE Remember the commandments and do not be angry with your neighbor; remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults. NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition A backbiting tongue hath disquieted many, and driven them from nation to nation: strong cities hath it pulled down, and overthrown the houses of great men. As the matter of the fire is, so it burneth: and as a man's strength is, so is his wrath; and according to his riches his anger riseth; and the stronger they are which contend, the more they will be inflamed. Ben Sira 29. 30 As for me, I was like a canal from a river, like a water channel into a garden. Baruch's poem on wisdom (3:9-4:4) does not integrate mythic themes about wisdom's role in creation with the idea that the concrete expression of wisdom occurs in the law. Abstain from strife, and thou shalt diminish thy sins: for a furious man will kindle strife. Ben Sira 24 Bible ... 28 The first man did not know wisdom fully, nor will the last one fathom her. 2 Perdoa a injustiça que o teu próximo fez contra ti, e assim, quando orares, os teus pecados ser-te-ão perdoados. # Mt 6:14. The Catholic Encyclopedia. 29 For her thoughts are more abundant than the sea, and her counsel deeper than the great abyss. The rabbinical tradition that the Wisdom of Ben Sira was written by a sage of Jerusalem about 180 B.C. The rabbinical tradition that the Wisdom of Ben Sira was written by a sage of Jerusalem about 180 B.C. Proud member 28 The first man did not know wisdom fully, nor will the last one fathom her. so make a door and a bolt for your mouth. Ben Sira 28 He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance. * [29:12–13] In Ben Sira’s day, almsgiving and righteousness were practically identified. Read verse in Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha In the Vulgate, the book is called Ecclesiasticus (the church’s book). 31 If you have but one slave, treat him like yourself, (C)4 Can one refuse mercy to a sinner like oneself,    yet seek pardon for one’s own sins?5 If a mere mortal cherishes wrath,    who will forgive his sins?6 Remember your last days and set enmity aside;    remember death and decay, and cease from sin!