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World English Bible with Deuterocanon - Sirach

Sirach 36

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1Have mercy upon us, O Lord the God of all, and look at us with favor;
2and send your fear upon all the nations.
3Lift up your hand against the foreign nations and let them see your mighty power.
4As you showed your holiness in us before them, so be magnified in them before us.
5Let them know you, as we also have known you, that there is no God but only you, O God.
6Show new signs, and work various wonders. Glorify your hand and your right arm.
7Raise up indignation and pour out wrath. Take away the adversary and destroy the enemy.
8Hasten the time and remember your oath. Let them declare your mighty works.
9Let him who escapes be devoured by raging fire. May those who harm your people find destruction.
10Crush the heads of the rulers of the enemies who say, “There is no one but ourselves.”
11Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and take them for your inheritance, as from the beginning.
12O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by your name, and upon Israel, whom you likened to a firstborn.
13Have compassion upon the city of your sanctuary, Jerusalem, the place of your rest.
14Fill Zion. Exalt your oracles and fill your people with your glory.
15Give testimony to those who were your creatures in the beginning, and fulfill the prophecies that have been spoken in your name.
16Reward those who wait for you, and men will put their trust in your prophets.
17Listen, O Lord, to the prayer of your servants, according to the blessing of Aaron concerning your people; and all those who are on the earth will know that you are the Lord, the eternal God.
18The belly will eat any food, but one food is better than another.

19The mouth tastes meats taken in hunting, so does an understanding heart detect false speech.
20A contrary heart will cause heaviness. A man of experience will pay him back.
21A woman will receive any man, but one daughter is better than another.
22The beauty of a woman cheers the countenance. A man desires nothing more.
23If kindness and humility are on her tongue, her husband is not like other sons of men.
24He who gets a wife gets his richest treasure, a help meet for him and a pillar of support.
25Where no hedge is, the property will be plundered. He who has no wife will mourn as he wanders.
26For who would trust a nimble robber who skips from city to city? Even so, who would trust a man who has no nest, and lodges wherever he finds himself at nightfall?