The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 46:21–23

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21  And he crushed the leaders of the Tyrians, and all the commanders of the Philistines.

Sir46:18  And he destroyed the rulers of the Tyrians, and all the princes of the Philistines.

22  And before the time of the end of his life in the world, he offered testimony in the sight of the Lord and of his Christ, that he had not taken a bribe from any flesh, not even so much as a shoe, and that no man made an accusation against him.

Sir46:19  And before his long sleep he made protestations in the sight of the Lord and his anointed, I have not taken any man’s goods, so much as a shoe: and no man did accuse him.

23  And after this, he slept. And he made known to the king and revealed to him the end of his life. And he lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to abolish the impiety of the people.

Sir46:20  And after his death he prophesied, and shewed the king his end, and lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.