Sirach

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Sirach, by Ben Sira, which is also known as Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, the Wisdom of Ben Sira, or Ecclesiasticus, is a work from the early second century BC, its original version being written in Hebrew. It is part of the Apocrypha or deuterocanonical books.

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"All wisdom is from the Lord and with him it remains for ever. The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity- who can count them?" (Opening of first chapter, New Revised Standard Version)

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