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I accessed "The Wisdom of Ben Sira: portions of the Book Ecclesiasticus from Hebrew manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah collection," edited by S. Schechter and C. Taylor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1899. It is accessible here. Fortunately, this book did have verse 3:17 in it, which follows: .בני בעשרך התהלך בענוה ותאהב מנותן מתנות בני ...


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It seems unlikely. The Greek of Colossians 1:17b (SBL) καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν The Greek of Sirach 43:26b1 (Rahlfs) καὶ ἐν λόγῳ αὐτοῦ σύγκειται τὰ πάντα. The KJV that you quote indicates a possible connection between the verses primarily because of the word consist.2,3 However, you can see here that the bolded words are different (in ...



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