The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 23:12–15

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12  A man who swears many oaths will be filled with iniquity, and scourges will not depart from his house.

Sir23:11  A man that useth much swearing shall be filled with iniquity, and the plague shall never depart from his house: if he shall offend, his sin shall be upon him: and if he acknowledge not his sin, he maketh a double offence: and if he swear in vain, he shall not be innocent, but his house shall be full of calamities.

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13  And if he fails to fulfill it, his offense will be over him, and if he pretends he fulfilled it, he offends doubly.

14  And if he swears an oath insincerely, he will not be justified. For his house will be filled with retribution for him.

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15  There is yet another kind of talk which faces death; let it not be found in the inheritance of Jacob.

Sir23:12  There is a word that is clothed about with death: God grant that it be not found in the heritage of Jacob; for all such things shall be far from the godly, and they shall not wallow in their sins.