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Ben Sira 3:2-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

For the Lord sets a father in honor over his children
    and confirms a mother’s authority over her sons.
Those who honor their father atone for sins;
    they store up riches who respect their mother.
Those who honor their father will have joy in their own children,
    and when they pray they are heard.
Those who respect their father will live a long life;
    those who obey the Lord honor their mother.

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.

Ben Sira 3:12-14 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

12 My son, be steadfast in honoring your father;
    do not grieve him as long as he lives.
13 Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him;
    do not revile him because you are in your prime.
14 Kindness to a father will not be forgotten;
    it will serve as a sin offering—it will take lasting root.

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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