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Sirach 20:2
How much better to investigate than to be angry!
The lust of an eunuch shall devour a young maiden:
But it is much better to rebuke the person than to keep your anger bottled up.
It is much better to admonish than to lose one’s temper;
How much better it is to rebuke than to fume!
How much better it is to rebuke than to fume!
How much better it is to rebuke than to fume!
How much better it is to rebuke than to fume!
How much better it is to reprove than to stay angry! And the one who confesses his fault will be kept from loss.
How much better it is to reprove than to stay angry! And the one who confesses his fault will be kept from loss.
It is full good to reprove, more than to be wroth, and to forbid not a man acknowledging in prayer. [How good (it) is to reprove, than to wrath, and to not forbid the acknowledger in orison.]
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