Ben Sira 27:4-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
4 When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear;
so do people’s faults when they speak.
5 The furnace tests the potter’s vessels;
the test of a person is in conversation.
6 The fruit of a tree shows the care it has had;
so speech discloses the bent of a person’s heart.
7 Praise no one before he speaks,
for it is then that people are tested.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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