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Sirach 21:3-4 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

All lawlessness is like a two-edged sword;
    there is no healing for the wound it inflicts.

Panic and insolence will waste away riches;
    thus the house of the proud will be laid waste.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Sirach 21:4 Other ancient authorities read uprooted
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sirach 21:9-10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

An assembly of the wicked is like a bundle of tow,
    and their end is a blazing fire.
10 The way of sinners is paved with smooth stones,
    but at its end is the pit of Hades.

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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