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Sirach 27:30-28:7New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Anger and Vengeance

30 Anger and wrath, these also are abominations,
    yet a sinner holds on to them.
28 The vengeful will face the Lord’s vengeance,
    for he keeps a strict account of[a] their sins.
Forgive your neighbor the wrong he has done,
    and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray.
Does anyone harbor anger against another,
    and expect healing from the Lord?
If one has no mercy toward another like himself,
    can he then seek pardon for his own sins?
If a mere mortal harbors wrath,
    who will make an atoning sacrifice for his sins?
Remember the end of your life, and set enmity aside;
    remember corruption and death, and be true to the commandments.
Remember the commandments, and do not be angry with your neighbor;
    remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults.

Footnotes:

  1. Sirach 28:1 Other ancient authorities read for he firmly establishes
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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