The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 49:11–12


11  For it called to mind the enemies under the figure of rain, to do good to those who have revealed the upright ways.

Sir49:9  For he made mention of the enemies under the figure of the rain, and directed them that went right.

12  And may the bones of the twelve prophets spring up from their place. For they strengthened Jacob, and they redeemed themselves with a virtuous faith.

Sir49:10  And of the twelve prophets let the memorial be blessed, and let their bones flourish again out of their place: for they comforted Jacob, and delivered them by assured hope.