The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 49:1–3

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The memory of Josiah is like a blend of fragrances composed by the work of a perfumer.

The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.

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His remembrance will be sweet like honey in every mouth, and like music at a banquet of wine.

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He was divinely directed for the repentance of the nation, and he took away the abominations of impiety.

Sir49:2  He behaved himself uprightly in the conversion of the people, and took away the abominations of iniquity.