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Ben Sira 20:27-28 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

27 The wise gain promotion with few words,[a]
    the prudent please the great.
28 Those who work the land have abundant crops,
    and those who please the great are pardoned their faults.


  1. 20:27–31 Through prudent speech the wise gain honor and esteem among the great (vv. 27–28). They must beware, however, of accepting bribes, lest they share in evil through silence when they should reprove (vv. 29–31).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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