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Ben Sira 41:14-15 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

True and False Shame[a]

14b Hidden wisdom and concealed treasure,
    of what value is either?
15 Better is the person who hides his folly
    than the one who hides his wisdom.
14a My children, listen to instruction about shame;


  1. 41:14–42:8 Ben Sira illustrates the subject of true and false shame with numerous and detailed examples of wrongdoing (41:14–22) and virtue (42:1–8), following the norm of the commandments.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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