The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 3:26–29


26  For many things have been revealed to you, beyond the understanding of men.

Sir3:24  For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion hath overthrown their judgement.

27  Yet uncertainty in these things has also undermined many persons and has detained their minds in vanity.

Sir3:25  Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge therefore that thou hast not.

28  A hardened heart will have evil in the very end, and he who loves peril will perish in it.

Sir3:26  A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last; and he that loveth danger shall perish therein.


29  A heart advancing in two directions will not have success, and the depraved heart will be scandalized in this way.