25 The Lord our God is putting us to the test, just as he tested our ancestors, and we should be thankful for that.26 Remember how he put Abraham and Isaac to the test, and what happened to Jacob while he was working as a shepherd for his uncle Laban in Mesopotamia.27 God is not testing our loyalty as severely as he did theirs. God is not sending this punishment on us as revenge, but as a warning to us who worship him.
11 Don't blame the Lord for your sin; the Lord does not cause what he hates.[a]12 Don't claim that he has misled you; he doesn't need the help of sinners to accomplish his purposes.13 The Lord hates evil in all its forms, and those who fear the Lord find nothing attractive in evil.14 When, in the beginning, the Lord created human beings, he left them free to do as they wished.15 If you want to, you can keep the Lord's commands. You can decide whether you will be loyal to him or not.16 He has placed fire and water before you; reach out and take whichever you want.17 You have a choice between life and death; you will get whichever you choose.18 The Lord's wisdom and power are great and he sees everything.19 He is aware of everything a person does, and he takes care of those who fear him.20 He has never commanded anyone to be wicked or given anyone permission to sin.
Sirach 15:11Hebrew the Lord does not cause what he hates; Greek do not do what the Lord hates.
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