Ben Sira 42:9-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
A Father’s Care for His Daughter
9 A daughter is a treasure that keeps her father wakeful,
and worry over her drives away sleep:
Lest in her youth she remain unmarried,
or when she is married, lest she be childless;
10 While unmarried, lest she be defiled,
or in her husband’s house, lest she prove unfaithful;
Lest she become pregnant in her father’s house,
or be sterile in that of her husband.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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