7You that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy. Sirach – Chapter 2 – DRB 937 0 New: To read and listen to the Douay-Rheims and other versions of Bible, visit our Bible site. Ver. and as," &c. (Haydock) --- He alludes to the darkness which covered the earth, Genesis i. Saint of the Day for Monday, Jan 11th, 2021. 18 Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, not into any human clutches; for as his majesty is, so too is his mercy. Sirach Chapter 2. b. 7 You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; do not turn aside, for fear you fall. Most of the book consists of short blocks of sayings on a variety of topics. has anyone called upon him and been ignored?c. a 2 Be sincere of heart and steadfast, and do not be impetuous in time of adversity. The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) Chapter 2. or did … 5 since gold is tested in the fire, and the chosen in the furnace of humiliation. 4–5). Or whoever called to him and was ignored? Hold fast to God and don't keep your distance from him, so that you may find strength at your end. 15–18). 1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation. Sirach 2:3. 2 Be sincere and determined. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Read, study, and listen to the book of Sirach Chapter 2 with commentary and discussion. Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. And. 2 Humble your heart, and persevere. 4 Whatever happens to you, accept it, and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient. * [2:1–11] Serving the Lord is not without its trials (v. 1); but no matter what happens, the genuine believer will remain sincere, steadfast, and faithful (vv. 2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble. Or whoever, steadfastly fearing him, was forsaken? 9. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2021 Catholic Online. Keep calm when trouble comes. Seek not of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honour. 17Those who fear the Lord prepare their hearts. The temple, rather than in the schools of Athens. So hang in there! We need to persevere through difficulties. Hold fast to the Lord, do not separate yourself from him . 6 Trust him and he will uphold you, follow a straight path and hope in him. 4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. Sirach 2:2 Humble your heart, and persevere. 4 Accept whatever happens to you. Sirach Chapter 2 1 1 My son, when you come to serve the LORD, prepare yourself for trials. It will come. It is intended to be an accurate, modern English, public domain version of the Bible, which is freely and widely available. Power. AUTHOR: Jeshua, son of Eleazar, son of Sirach (plus Prologue to Greek translation by his grandson) DATE OF COMPOSITION: c. 200~175 BC (prologue 132BC) ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Hebrew EXTANT VERSIONS: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Ethiopic (FIRST LINE) CRITICIAL BOOK TEXT: Sirach critical text Download. 11For the Lord is compassionate and merciful; forgives sins and saves in time of trouble. Sirach 2 1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation. and do not be impetuous in time of adversity. All the other kings were wicked. Sirach 2:2. 2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble. Has anyone persevered in his fear and been forsaken? Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee. 10Consider the generations long past and see: has anyone trusted in the Lord and been disappointed? 2. 2QSir designates Sirach from Cave 2 at Qumran, ... Chapter One on Wisdom, Chapter Six on Friendship and Discipline, Chapters 25-26 on Wives and Women, and Chapter 42 on a Father's Care for his Daughter are representative of the first section. 3 Stay with the Lord; never abandon him, and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. He fortified Jerusalem and dug a great tunnel- still to be seen- to bring water in case of a siege: 2 Kings 20.20 and 2 Chron 32.30. Greek, (5.) 15 Those who fear the Lord do not disdain his words, and those who love him keep his ways. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Wisdom of SIRACH. 6–11). First, a plea for patience - something that Jewish people have always needed. Sirach Chapters (English Bible : World English Bible with Deuterocanon – WEB) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20.. 2 Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. 3. Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? Sirach chapter 2 As disciples of the Lord, we need to trust him and keep his ways. Sirach 2:1 Son, when you apply yourself to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare your soul for temptation. Chapter-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. Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee. 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Sirach 2 1 Son, when you apply yourself to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare your soul for temptation. 2 Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disaster comes. 16 Those who fear the Lord do their best to please him, and those who love him will find satisfaction in the Law. Book of Sirach - Chapter 7 Sirach 7:1. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited. He is both tremendous and fascinating. Chapter 2: Even though reward is promised for living by wisdom yet if one comes to serve the Lord for and in wisdom, he should be ready for trial or temptation. Familiar words about gold being tested by fire are used again: if any race should be pure and valuable surely it is the Jews, who have been through the furnace more times than most. 2., and Job xxxviii. CPDV is a new translation of the Latin Vulgate, made using the Challoner Douay Rheims version (DRB) as a guide. In his writings, Ben Sira manages to combine secular wisdom with biblical wisdom. Sirach is not only the longest book in the Apocrypha, but it is also the only book named for its author, Jesus Ben (which means "son of") Sira. 1 My child, when you come to serve the Lord,* prepare yourself for trials. Hezekiah (about 715-687) was one of the few good kings- as Sirach tells us in 49.4 only David, Hezekiah and Josiah were good. Sirach 2:1 Or trials; Sirach 2:5 Other ancient authorities add in sickness and poverty put your trust in him; Sirach 2:9 Other ancient authorities add For his reward is an everlasting gift with joy. 12Woe to timid hearts and drooping hands,*. Sirach 1:40 Because thou camest to the Lord wickedly, and thy heart is full of guile and deceit. Wisdom of Sirach: Chapter 2 A Hebrew Reading by Moreh Duane Harris. Copyright 2021 Catholic Online. Incline your ear, and accept words of understanding. 17 Those who fear the Lord keep their hearts prepared and humble themselves in his presence. Book of Sirach - Chapter 2 Sirach 2:1. what will you do at the Lord’s visitation? 9You that fear the Lord, hope for good things. Incline your ear, and accept words of understanding. Humble your heart, and persevere. [2:5] Prv 17:3; Wis 3:6; Is 48:10; 1 Pt 1:7. 2–3). so that you may be successful . 5 Sirach 7:3. 12 Woe to faint hearts and listless hands, and to the sinner who treads two paths. 3 Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great. But those who fear the Lord through obedience, reverence, love, and humility find his “mercy equal to his majesty” (vv. My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold. [ a] 2 Set your heart right and be steadfast, and do not be hasty in time of calamity. NOTE: Sorry for the low audio-quality. 3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end. Celebrate Sunday Mass - The Baptism of the Lord Jesus in the Jordan - 1.10.21, U.S. Catholic Bishops demand peace after protests and riot disrupt the Capitol. 2 My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for temptation. 13 Woe to the listless heart that has no faith, for such will have no protection. THE BOOK OF SIRACH ECCLESIASTICUS CHAPTER II † † My son, if you have decided to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. 14 Woe to you who have lost the strength to endure; what will you do at the Lord's visitation? 9 You who fear the Lord, hope for those good gifts of his, everlasting joy and mercy. 1 – Son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation. 11 For the Lord is compassionate and merciful, he forgives sins and saves in the time of distress. Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble. Ben Sira believed that patience and unwavering trust in God are ultimately rewarded with the benefits of God’s mercy and of lasting joy (vv. It is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English. 3 Cling to him and do not leave him, so that you may be honoured at the end of your days. 15Those who fear the Lord do not disobey his words; 16Those who fear the Lord seek to please him; those who love him are filled with his law. 2 Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disaster comes. Sirach 2:10 Gk of him; Sirach 2:18 Syr: Gk lacks this line 4 Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; 5 For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. This book is scheduled to be re … Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Sirach 7:2. Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers. Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting. Sirach 2:1 Son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation. 12–14). Day 57: Sirach Chapter 2 More on the ultimate prize for a devoted Jew - the gift of Wisdom. "I came out of the mouth of the Highest, (6.) For they do not trust. ©2020 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. 13Woe to the faint of heart! Keep your heart upright and remain resolute, do not be upset in the time of adversity. 3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end. And you should not hurry away in the time of distress. Chapters 44-50 present a refreshing history of the ancestors, patriarchs, and leaders of Israel. 1My child, when you come to serve the Lord,*. Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end. My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation. Ignatius Note-taking & Journaling Bible Sirach 3, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was originally compiled by priest … Sirach 2:3 Endure steadfastly for God. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 10 Look at the generations of old and see: whoever trusted in the Lord and was put to shame? Sirach 7:4. 1 My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal. 8 You who fear the Lord, trust him, and you will not be robbed of your reward. 3 Cling to him and do not leave him, so that you may be honoured at the end of your days. Misfortune and humiliation are means of purification to prove one’s worth (vv. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). Read Sirach Chapter 3 from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible (DRB), Challoner Revision. 1 My child, if you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Son, when you apply yourself to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare your soul for temptation. So they were taken into exile: 2 Kings chapter 17. 1 My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal. 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