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Sirach 16:4
A city will be populated through one intelligent person, but a tribe of lawless people can transform it into a desert.
And it is better to die without children, than to leave ungodly children.
A city's population may grow because of the wisdom of one person, while a whole tribe of lawless people disappears.
Through one wise person a city can be peopled; but through a clan of rebels it becomes desolate.
For through one intelligent person a city can be filled with people, but through a clan of outlaws it becomes desolate.
For through one intelligent person a city can be filled with people, but through a clan of outlaws it becomes desolate.
For through one intelligent person a city can be filled with people, but through a clan of outlaws it becomes desolate.
For through one intelligent person a city can be filled with people, but through a clan of outlaws it becomes desolate.
For through one man of understanding a city will be filled with people, but through a tribe of lawless men it will be made desolate.
For through one man of understanding a city will be filled with people, but through a tribe of lawless men it will be made desolate.
A country shall be inhabited of (or by) one witty man; and it shall be made (a) desert of (or by) three wicked men. [Of one well feeling man shall be inhabited the city; and of three unpious it shall be forsaken.]
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