Wisdom of Sirach 15

1He that fears the Lord will do good, and he that has the knowledge of the law shall obtain her.
2And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
3With the bread of understanding shall she feed him, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.
4He shall be stayed upon her, and shall not be moved; and shall rely upon her, and shall not be confounded.
5She shall exalt him above his neighbors, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.
6He shall find joy and a crown of gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name.
7But foolish men shall not attain to her, and sinners shall not see her.
8For she is far from pride, and men that are liars can't remember her.
9Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.
10For praise shall be uttered in wisdom, and the Lord will prosper it.
11Say not you, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for you ought not to do the things that he hates.
12Say not you, He has caused me to err: for he has no need of the sinful man.
13The Lord hates all abomination; and they that fear God love it not.
14He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;
15If you will, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness.
16He has set fire and water before you: stretch forth your hand to whether you will.
17Before man is life and death; and whether him likes shall be given him.
18For the wisdom of the Lord is great, and he is mighty in power, and sees all things:
19And his eyes are upon them that fear him, and he knows every work of man.
20He has commanded no man to do wickedly, neither has he given any man licence to sin.

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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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