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The Book of Sirach (also known as the Wisdom of Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, or Siracides) is part of the Catholic and Orthodox canon and regarded as apocryphal by Protestants.

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Sirach: How does indulging in lust make you the laughingstock of your enemies?

Sexual acts are done in private, behind closed doors. So how would a person's enemies be able to find out and then laugh at the person later when the person is committing sexual immoralities in ...
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What is the meaning of Sirach 50:25-26

25 There be two manner of nations which my heart abhorreth, and the third is no nation: 26 They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish ...
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Is Jude 5 referring to Sirach 46:1? (Ιησους vs. Κυριος resolved?)

I remember reading recently a question about the textual-critical issue of, 'Who saved the people, Jesus or the Lord?' (in regards to the fifth verse of Jude's Epistle): If Jude 5 says "Lord&...
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How best to translate the Hebrew of Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 13:26?

I am wondering how to understand the Hebrew text of Sirach 13:26, which, according to this page, is (the second line): לב אנוש ישנא פניו אם לטוב ואם לרע׃ עקבת לב טוב פנים אורים ושיג ישיח מחשבת עמל׃ ...
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Who is the father of Jesus Sirach?

Looking at different translations of Sirach 50:27, some read Jesus son of Eleazar son of Sirach While others read Jesus, Sirach’s son and grandson of Eleazar The former suggests that Jesus is ...
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Is there an extant source for Jerome's version of Ecclesiasticus 24:25?

Vulgate Ecclesiaticus (חכמת ישוע בן סירא/Σοφία Ἰησοῦ ϒἱοῦ Σιράχ/Sirach) 24:1-30 reads as follows (for the sake of the reader, and of the question, the Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation thereof will ...
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Does 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 contain an allusion to Sirach 35:10-13?

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 reads (ESV): The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in ...
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In Sirach 51:10, who is "[the] lord" and who is "[the] father of my lord"?

Brenton translates: Sir 51:10 I called upon [the] Lord, [the] Father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the days of my trouble, and in the time of the proud, when there was no help. ...
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Is κεχαριτωμένος synonymous with δεδικαιωμένος?

Jerome translated "ἀνδρὶ κεχαριτωμένῳ" (a man who has been graced) as "homine iustificato" (justified man). Is κεχαριτωμένος synonymous with δεδικαιωμένος? οὐκ ἰδοὺ λόγος ὑπὲρ δόμα ἀγαθόν; καὶ ...
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Does Sirach have a verse 42:31?

Hebrew Wikisource has the following for Sirach/Ecclesiasticus/Ben-Sira Chapter 42 Verse 31: לָשֵׂאת לֶקַח מֵחֲכָמִים וְלִשְׁמוֹעַ אֱמֶת מִפִּי אוֹמְרָהּ To take good messages from wise ones and ...
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Is Colossians 1:17 an allusion to Sirach 43:26?

Sirach 43:26 (KJV) “By him the end of them hath prosperous success, and by his word all things consist.” Colossians 1:17 (KJV) “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Is Sirach ...
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How should Sirach 3:17 be translated?

Here are four alternate translations for Sirach (Ecclesiasticus / Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira) 3:17 -- My son, perform your tasks in meekness; then you will be loved by those whom God accepts (...
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