Ben Sira 17:19-27 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
19 All their works are clear as the sun to him,
and his eyes are ever upon their ways.
20 Their iniquities cannot be hidden from him;
all their sins are before the Lord.
22 Human goodness is like a signet ring with God,
and virtue he keeps like the apple of his eye.
23 Later he will rise up and repay them,
requiting each one as they deserve.
Appeal for a Return to God
24 But to the penitent he provides a way back
and encourages those who are losing hope!
25 Turn back to the Lord and give up your sins,
pray before him and make your offenses few.
26 Turn again to the Most High and away from iniquity,
and hate intensely what he loathes.
27 Who in Sheol can glorify the Most High
in place of the living who offer their praise?
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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