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Sirach 5:4-7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Do not say, “I sinned, yet what has happened to me?”
    for the Lord is slow to anger.
Do not be so confident of forgiveness[a]
    that you add sin to sin.
Do not say, “His mercy is great,
    he will forgive[b] the multitude of my sins,”
for both mercy and wrath are with him,
    and his anger will rest on sinners.
Do not delay to turn back to the Lord,
    and do not postpone it from day to day;
for suddenly the wrath of the Lord will come upon you,
    and at the time of punishment you will perish.

Footnotes:

  1. Sirach 5:5 Heb: Gk atonement
  2. Sirach 5:6 Heb: Gk he (or it) will atone for
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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