Sirach Chapter 46-Catholic Bible Reading Online

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Sirach Chapter 46 - Catholic Bible Reading Online

Explore Sirach Chapter 46 from the Catholic Bible online. Discover insights, wisdom, and lessons from this powerful scripture.


Sirach 46:1 Joshua, the son of Nun, was valiant in warfare; he was the successor of Moses among the prophets. He was great in accord with his name,

 

Sirach 46:2 very great in the saving the elect of God. He fought against the insurgent enemies, so that he might obtain the inheritance for Israel.

 

Sirach 46:3 What great glory he secured, by lifting up his hands and throwing his spears against the cities!

 

Sirach 46:4 Who before him has stood so firmly? For the Lord himself led forward the enemies.

 

Sirach 46:5 Was not the sun halted by his wrath, and one day made as if two?

 

Sirach 46:6 He called upon the Most High Power, when the enemies assailed him on every side. And the great and holy God answered him with hailstones of exceedingly great force.

 

Sirach 46:7 He made a violent assault against a hostile nation, and at his descent, he destroyed his adversaries,

 

Sirach 46:8 so that the nations would acknowledge his power: that it is not easy to fight against God. And he followed the Almighty.

 

Sirach 46:9 And in the days of Moses, he accomplished a work of mercy. He and Caleb, the son of Jephuneh, stood against the enemy, and forbid the people from sin, and broke their wicked murmuring.

 

Sirach 46:10 And these two, having been appointed, were freed from peril, from foot soldiers numbering six hundred thousand, so as to lead them into their inheritance, into a land flowing with milk and honey.

 

Sirach 46:11 And the Lord gave strength to Caleb also, and his strength remained even in his old age, so that he ascended to the high places of the land, and his offspring obtained it as an inheritance.

 

Sirach 46:12 This was so that all the sons of Israel would see that it is good to obey the holy God.

 

Sirach 46:13 Then there were the judges, each one called by name, whose heart was not corrupted. They did not turn away from the Lord,

 

Sirach 46:14 so that their memory might be blessed, and their bones might spring forth from their place,

 

Sirach 46:15 and their name might remain forever, continuing in their sons, holy men of glory.

 

Sirach 46:16 Samuel, prophet of the Lord, beloved by the Lord his God, established a new government, and he anointed leaders over his people.

 

Sirach 46:17 By the law of the Lord, he judged the congregation, and the God of Jacob saw it, and so, by his fidelity, he was proven to be a prophet.

 

Sirach 46:18 And he was known to be faithful in his words. For he saw the God of light.

 

Sirach 46:19 And when fighting against the enemies, who stood against him on every side, he called upon the name of the Almighty Lord, with an offering of an inviolate lamb.

 

Sirach 46:20 And the Lord thundered from heaven, and with a great noise, he made his voice to be heard.

 

Sirach 46:21 And he crushed the leaders of the Tyrians, and all the commanders of the Philistines.

 

Sirach 46:22 And before the time of the end of his life in the world, he offered testimony in the sight of the Lord and of his Christ, that he had not taken a bribe from any flesh, not even so much as a shoe, and that no man made an accusation against him.

 

Sirach 46:23 And after this, he slept. And he made known to the king and revealed to him the end of his life. And he lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to abolish the impiety of the people.

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