Sirach Chapter 47-Catholic Bible Reading Online

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Sirach Chapter 47 - Catholic Bible Reading Online

Explore Sirach Chapter 47 from the Catholic Bible online. Discover insights, wisdom, and lessons from this ancient text.


Sirach 47:1 After these things, Nathan the prophet arose, in the days of David.


Sirach 47:2 And just as fat is separated from meat, so was David separated from the sons of Israel.


Sirach 47:3 He played with lions, as if with lambs, and he acted similarly with bears, as if they were lambs of the flock, in his youth.


Sirach 47:4 Did he not kill the giant, and take away the reproach from his people?


Sirach 47:5 By lifting up his hand, with a stone in a sling, he threw down the boasting of Goliath.


Sirach 47:6 For he called upon the Almighty Lord, and he swore with his right hand to take away the mighty man of war, and to exalt the horn of his people.


Sirach 47:7 So he glorified him amid ten thousand, and he praised him with the blessings of the Lord, by offering him a crown of glory.


Sirach 47:8 For he crushed the enemies on every side, and he eradicated his adversaries, the Philistines, even to this day. He broke their horn, even for all time.


Sirach 47:9 In all his works, he gave thanks to the Holy One, to the Most High, with words of glory.


Sirach 47:10 With all his heart, he praised the Lord and he loved God, who made him and who gave him power against his enemies.


Sirach 47:11 And he appointed singers to stand opposite the altar, and by their voices he provided sweet music.


Sirach 47:12 And he provided beauty for the celebrations, and he gave order to the times, even until the end of his life, so that they would praise the holy name of the Lord, and magnify the sanctity of God, from early morning.


Sirach 47:13 The Lord purged his sins, and he exalted his horn forever. And he gave him the covenant of the kingdom, and a throne of glory in Israel.


Sirach 47:14 After him, an understanding son rose up. And by means of him, he cast down all the power of the enemies.


Sirach 47:15 Solomon reigned in days of peace, and God subjected all his enemies to him, so that he might build a house in his name, and prepare a sanctuary for all time. O how well-taught you were in your youth!


Sirach 47:16 And you were filled with wisdom like a river, and your mind exposed the world.


Sirach 47:17 And you explained mysteries by means of parables. Your name became known to far off islands, and you were beloved for your peace.


Sirach 47:18 The earth was in wonder over your canticles, and proverbs, and parables, and interpretations,


Sirach 47:19 and over the name of the Lord God, who is known as the God of Israel.


Sirach 47:20 You gathered gold like copper, and you multiplied silver like lead.


Sirach 47:21 But you bent your thigh to women, and you were held by the power of your body.


Sirach 47:22 You brought a stain upon your glory, and you profaned your seed, so as to bring wrath upon your children, and to incite your foolishness,


Sirach 47:23 so that you would cause the kingdom to be divided, and an obstinate kingdom to rule from Ephraim.


Sirach 47:24 But God will not abandon his mercy, nor will he corrupt or abolish his own works. And he will not perish the stock of the descendents of his elect. And he will not destroy the offspring of him who loves the Lord.


Sirach 47:25 Therefore, he left behind a remnant for Jacob and for David, from the same stock.


Sirach 47:26 And Solomon had his end with his fathers.


Sirach 47:27 And he left behind himself some of his offspring, as the folly of the nation:


Sirach 47:28 both Rehoboam, who had little prudence, and who turned away the people by his counsel,


Sirach 47:29 and Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and who provided a way of sin to Ephraim. And their sins were multiplied exceedingly.


Sirach 47:30 They thoroughly turned them away from their own land.


Sirach 47:31 And they sought every kind of wickedness, even until punishment overwhelmed them, and freed them from every kind of sin.

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