The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 50:27–29


27  Two nations my soul hates, and a third, which I hate, is not a nation

Sir50:25  There be two manner of nations which my heart abhorreth, and the third is no nation

28  those who sit upon mount Seir, and the Philistines, and the foolish people who live at Shechem.

Sir50:26  They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish people that dwell in Sichem.

29  Jesus, the son of Sirach, of Jerusalem, who renewed wisdom from his heart, wrote the doctrine of wisdom and discipline in this book.

Sir50:27  Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.