Sirach Chapter 36

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1: Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us: edit

2: And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee. edit

3: Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power. edit

4: As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us. edit

5: And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God. edit

6: Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works. edit

7: Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy. edit

8: Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works. edit

9: Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish that oppress the people. edit

10: Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that say, There is none other but we. edit

11: Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit thou them, as from the beginning. edit

12: O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name, and upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn. edit

13: O be merciful unto Jerusalem, thy holy city, the place of thy rest. edit

14: Fill Sion with thine unspeakable oracles, and thy people with thy glory: edit

15: Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in thy name. edit

16: Reward them that wait for thee, and let thy prophets be found faithful. edit

17: O Lord, hear the prayer of thy servants, according to the blessing of Aaron over thy people, that all they which dwell upon the earth may know that thou art the Lord, the eternal God. edit

18: The belly devoureth all meats, yet is one meat better than another. edit

19: As the palate tasteth divers kinds of venison: so doth an heart of understanding false speeches. edit

20: A froward heart causeth heaviness: but a man of experience will recompense him. edit

21: A woman will receive every man, yet is one daughter better than another. edit

22: The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance, and a man loveth nothing better. edit

23: If there be kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, then is not her husband like other men. edit

24: He that getteth a wife beginneth a possession, a help like unto himself, and a pillar of rest. edit

25: Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled: and he that hath no wife will wander up and down mourning. edit

26: Who will trust a thief well appointed, that skippeth from city to city? so [who will believe] a man that hath no house, and lodgeth wheresoever the night taketh him? edit

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