The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 26:29–27:3


Because of need, many have sinned. And whoever seeks to be enriched, averts his eye.

Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.

Like a post fixed in the middle of adjoining stones, so also will sin become wedged between selling and buying.

As a nail sticketh fast between the joinings of the stones; so doth sin stick close between buying and selling.


Sin will be crushed with the one who sins.