The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 44:17–18

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17  Noah was found to be perfect and just, and so, in the time of wrath, he was made a reconciliation.

17  Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange for the world; therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.

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18  As a result, there was a remnant left for the earth, when the great flood was made.