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Ben Sira 24:1-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 24

Praise of Wisdom

Wisdom sings her own praises,[a]
    among her own people she proclaims her glory.
In the assembly of the Most High she opens her mouth,
    in the presence of his host she tells of her glory:

“From the mouth of the Most High I came forth,
    and covered the earth like a mist.
In the heights of heaven I dwelt,
    and my throne was in a pillar of cloud.

Footnotes:

  1. 24:1–29 Wisdom speaks in the first person, describing her origin, her dwelling place in Israel, and the reward she gives her followers. As in Proverbs 8, Wisdom is personified as coming from God, yet distinct from him. This description is reflected in the Johannine logos, or Word (Jn 1:1–14). It is used extensively in the Roman liturgy.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Ben Sira 24:8-12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

“Then the Creator of all gave me his command,
    and my Creator chose the spot for my tent.
He said, ‘In Jacob make your dwelling,
    in Israel your inheritance.’
Before all ages, from the beginning, he created me,
    and through all ages I shall not cease to be.
10 In the holy tent I ministered before him,
    and so I was established in Zion.
11 In the city he loves as he loves me, he gave me rest;
    in Jerusalem, my domain.
12 I struck root among the glorious people,
    in the portion of the Lord, his heritage.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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