The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 46:13–20


13  Then there were the judges, each one called by name, whose heart was not corrupted. They did not turn away from the Lord,

Sir46:11  And concerning the judges, every one by name, whose heart went not a whoring, nor departed from the Lord, let their memory be blessed.

14  so that their memory might be blessed, and their bones might spring forth from their place,

Sir46:12  Let their bones flourish out of their place, and let the name of them that were honoured be continued upon their children.


15  and their name might remain forever, continuing in their sons, holy men of glory.


16  Samuel, prophet of the Lord, beloved by the Lord his God, established a new government, and he anointed leaders over his people.

Sir46:13  Samuel, the prophet of the Lord, beloved of his Lord, established a kingdom, and anointed princes over his people.

17  By the law of the Lord, he judged the congregation, and the God of Jacob saw it, and so, by his fidelity, he was proven to be a prophet.

Sir46:14  By the law of the Lord he judged the congregation, and the Lord had respect unto Jacob.

18  And he was known to be faithful in his words. For he saw the God of light.

Sir46:15  By his faithfulness he was found a true prophet, and by his word he was known to be faithful in vision.

19  And when fighting against the enemies, who stood against him on every side, he called upon the name of the Almighty Lord, with an offering of an inviolate lamb.

Sir46:16  He called upon the mighty Lord, when his enemies pressed upon him on every side, when he offered the sucking lamb.


20  And the Lord thundered from heaven, and with a great noise, he made his voice to be heard.