Ben Sira 2:1-5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Trust in God
1 My child, when you come to serve the Lord,
prepare yourself for trials.
2 Be sincere of heart and steadfast,
and do not be impetuous in time of adversity.
3 Cling to him, do not leave him,
that you may prosper in your last days.
4 Accept whatever happens to you;
in periods of humiliation be patient.
5 For in fire gold is tested,
and the chosen, in the crucible of humiliation.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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