The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 48:15–16

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15  In his life, he gave great portents, and in death, he wrought miracles.

Sir48:14  He did wonders in his life, and at his death were his works marvellous.

16  In all these things, the people did not repent, and they did not withdraw from their sins, even until they were cast out of their land, and were dispersed throughout all the earth.

Sir48:15  For all this the people repented not, neither departed they from their sins, till they were spoiled and carried out of their land, and were scattered through all the earth: yet there remained a small people, and a ruler in the house of David