The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 14:1–2


Blessed is the man who has not slipped because of a word from his mouth, and who has not been stung by grief because of an offense.

Blessed is the man that hath not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.

Happy is he who does not have sadness in his mind, and who has not fallen away from his hope.

Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.