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Sirach 3:17-18 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Humility

17 My son, perform your tasks in meekness;
    then you will be loved by those whom God accepts.
18 The greater you are, the more you must humble yourself;
    so you will find favor in the sight of the Lord.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Sirach 3:18 Other authorities add as verse 19, Many are lofty and renowned, but to the meek he reveals his secrets.
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 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 3:20 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

20 For great is the might of the Lord;
    he is glorified by the humble.

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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Sirach 3:28-29 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

28 The affliction of the proud has no healing,
    for a plant of wickedness has taken root in him.
29 The mind of the intelligent man will ponder a parable,
    and an attentive ear is the wise man’s desire.

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 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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