The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 45:1–5


Moses was beloved by God and men. The remembrance of him is a blessing.


He made him like the holy ones in glory, and he magnified him by the fear of his enemies, and he appeased great portents by his words.

He made him like to the glorious saints, and magnified him, so that his enemies stood in fear of him.

He glorified him in the sight of kings, and he gave commandments to him in the sight of his people, and he revealed his glory to him.

By his words he caused the wonders to cease, and he made him glorious in the sight of kings, and gave him a commandment for his people, and shewed him part of his glory.

He made him holy by his faith and meekness, and he chose him from among all flesh.

He sanctified him in his faithfulness and meekness, and chose him out of all men.

For he heard him and his voice, and he led him into a cloud.

He made him to hear his voice, and brought him into the dark cloud, and gave him commandments before his face, even the law of life and knowledge, that he might teach Jacob his covenants, and Israel his judgements.