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DUTIES TOWARD GOD

The Wisdom of Sirach – CHAPTER 2

2:1 Son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation.

2:2 Humble thy heart, and endure: incline thy ear, and receive the words of understanding: and make not haste in the time of clouds.

2:3 Wait on God with patience: join thyself to God, and endure, that thy life may be increased in the latter end.

2:4 Take all that shall be brought upon thee: and in thy sorrow endure, and in thy humiliation keep patience.

2:5 For gold and silver are tried in the fire, but acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation.

2:6 Believe God, and He will recover thee: and direct thy way, and trust in Him. Keep His fear, and grow old therein.

2:7 Ye that fear the Lord, wait for His mercy: and go not aside from Him, lest ye fall.

2:8 Ye that fear the Lord, believe Him: and your reward shall not be made void.

2:9 Ye that fear the Lord, hope in Him: and mercy shall come to you for your delight.

2:10 Ye that fear the Lord, love Him, and your hearts shall be enlightened.

2:11 My children behold the generations of men: and know ye that no one hath hoped in the Lord, and hath been confounded.

2:12 For who hath continued in His commandment, and hath been forsaken? Or who hath called upon Him, and He despised Him?

2:13 For God is compassionate and merciful, and will forgive sins in the day of tribulation: and He is a protector to all that seek Him in truth.

2:14 Woe to them that are of a double heart and to wicked lips, and to the hands that do evil, and to the sinner that goeth on the earth two ways.

2:15 Woe to them that are fainthearted, who believe not God: and therefore they shall not be protected by Him.

2:16 Woe to them that have lost patience, and that have forsaken the right ways, and have gone aside into crooked ways.

2:17 And what will they do, when the Lord shall begin to examine?

2:18 They that fear the Lord, will not be incredulous to His word: and they that love Him, will keep his way.

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