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1Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:2And send your fear upon all the nations that seek not after you.3Lift up your hand against the strange nations, and let them see your power.4As you were sanctified in us before them: so be you magnified among them before us.5And let them know you, as we have known you, that there is no God but only you, O God.6Show new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify your hand and your right arm, that they may set forth your wondrous works.7Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.8Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare your wonderful works.9Let him that escapes be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish that oppress the people.10Strike in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that say, There is none other but we.11Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit you them, as from the beginning. Though I was the last to wake up, yet I received their inheritance as from the beginning.12O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by your name, and upon Israel, whom you have named your firstborn.13O be merciful to Jerusalem, your holy city, the place of your rest.14Fill Sion with your unspeakable oracles, and your people with your glory:15Give testimony to those that you have possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in your name.16Reward them that wait for you, and let your prophets be found faithful.17O Lord, hear the prayer of your servants, according to the blessing of Aaron over your people, that all they which dwell upon the earth may know that you are the Lord, the eternal God.18The belly devours all meats, yet is one meat better than another.19As the palate tastes various kinds of venison: so does an heart of understanding false speeches.20A froward heart causes heaviness: but a man of experience will recompense him.21A woman will receive every man, yet is one daughter better than another.22The beauty of a woman cheers the countenance, and a man loves nothing better.23If there be kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, then is not her husband like other men.24He that gets a wife begins a possession, a help like to himself, and a pillar of rest.25Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled: and he that has no wife will wander up and down mourning.26Who will trust a thief well appointed, that skips from city to city? so who will believe a man that has no house, and lodges wherever the night takes him?

Commentaries for Wisdom of Sirach 36:0

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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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