The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 36:26–31

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26  He who holds to a good wife establishes a possession. She is a helper in agreement with him, and she is a pillar of rest.

27  Where there is no hedge, a possession will be trampled. And where there is no wife, he will mourn her absence.

28  Who will trust one who has no nest, and who conceals himself wherever his course may take him, like a well-equipped robber passing from city to city?