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1 Whoever observes the law multiplies oblations.
Sir35:Sir32:1 He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.
2 It is a salutary sacrifice to attend to the commandments and to withdraw from all iniquity.
3 And to depart from injustice is to offer a propitiatory sacrifice for injustices and a supplication for sins.
4 Whoever gives thanks, offers a gift of fine flour, and whoever acts with mercy, offers a sacrifice.
Sir35:Sir32:2 He that requiteth a good turn offereth fine flour; and he that giveth alms sacrificeth praise.
5 To withdraw from iniquity is well-pleasing to the Lord. And to withdraw from injustice is a supplication for sins.
Sir35:Sir32:3 To depart from wickedness is a thing pleasing to the Lord; and to forsake unrighteousness is a propitiation.
6 You should not appear empty before the sight of the Lord.
Sir35:Sir32:4 Thou shalt not appear empty before the Lord.
7 For all these things are to be done because of the commandment of God.
8 The oblation of the just fattens the altar, and is a fragrance of sweetness in the sight of the Most High.
Sir35:Sir32:6 The offering of the righteous maketh the altar fat, and the sweet savour thereof is before the most High.
9 The sacrifice of the just is acceptable, and the Lord will never forget the memorial of it.
10 Render glory to God with a good heart. And you should not reduce the first-fruits of your hands.
Sir35:Sir32:8 Give the Lord his honour with a good eye, and diminish not the firstfruits of thine hands.
11 With every gift, have a cheerful countenance, and sanctify your tithes with exultation.
Sir35:Sir32:9 In all thy gifts shew a cheerful countenance, and dedicate thy tithes with gladness.
12 Give to the Most High according to his gifts to you, and act with a good eye toward the creations of your hands.
Sir35:Sir32:10 Give unto the most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten, give with a cheerful eye.
13 For the Lord gives recompense, and he will repay you seven times as much.
Sir35:Sir32:11 For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.