3 That mine ignorances be notf multiplied,
So that mine enemy rejoice over mem.
9 Accustom notk thy mouth to an oath,
Is not freer from sins.
And the scourget departeth not from his house;
Let it not be found in the heritage of Jacob.
And cursest the day of thy birth.
(k) 23:16–27. Tke Wickedness of Impurity
A fornicator with the body of his flesh,
And saith in his heart: ‘Who seeth me?
And the shadow of my roof covereth me,
And no one seeth me—
What hindereth me from sinning?’ d
—And he perceiveth not that the eyes of the Lord
Are ten thousand times brighter than the sun,
Beholding all the ways of men,
20 Forh all things are known unto Him before they are created,
And bringeth in an heir by a stranger.
23 For, firstly, she is disobediento to the Law of the Most High;
And bringeth children in by a stranger.
And her branches shall bear no fruit.
And her reproach will not be blotted out.
27 sAnd they that are left behind shall know
That there is nothing better than the fear of the Lordt,
And nothing sweeter than to observe
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The Syriac Version
Manuscript A, containing ch. 3:6–16:26; this consists of six leaves, and may be of the eleventh century.