The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 1:11–21

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11  The fear of the Lord is glory, and honor, and rejoicing, and a crown of exultation.

12  The fear of the Lord will delight the heart, and will give joy and gladness and length of days.

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13  It will be well, in the very end, for him who fears the Lord, and on the day that he passes away, he will be blessed.

13  Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall find favour in the day of his death.

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14  The love of God is honorable wisdom.

15  And those to whom she will appear for their consideration love her because of what they see and know of her great works.

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16  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and was created with the faithful in the womb, and walks with elect women, and is known by the just and the faithful.

Sir1:14  To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.

17  The fear of the Lord is the sanctity of knowledge.

Sir1:15  She hath built an everlasting foundation with men, and she shall continue with their seed.

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18  Sanctity will guard and justify the heart, and will bestow happiness and joy.

19  It will be well with him who fears the Lord, and at the consummation of his days, he will be blessed.

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20  To fear God is the fullness of wisdom, and it is a fullness from its fruits.

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21  She will fill her entire house from her offspring, and storehouses from her treasures.

Sir1:17  She filleth all their house with things desirable, and the garners with her increase.