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Sirach 37:3
Evil inclination, how did you get involved in covering the land with deceit?
O wicked presumption, whence camest thou to cover the earth with thy malice, and deceitfulness?
This evil impulse we have! Why was it ever formed? How did it manage to cover the earth with deceit?
“Alas, my companion! Why were you created to fill the earth with deceit?”
O inclination to evil, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
O inclination to evil, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
O inclination to evil, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
O inclination to evil, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
O evil imagination, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
O evil imagination, why were you formed to cover the land with deceit?
A! the worst presumption, whereof art thou made to cover dry malice, and the guilefulness thereof? [O! most shrewd (or most depraved) presumption, whence art thou formed to cover dry malice, and the treachery of it?]
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