G 2 For the Lord hath given the father glory as touching the children,
And hath established the judgement of the mother as touching the sonsc.
5 He that honoureth his father shall have joy of his childrenf,
And what time he prayeth he shall be heard.
For that is no glory to theep.
And as a substitute for sins it shall be firmly plantedw.
And as one that provoketh his Creator is he that cursethy his mother.
(i) 3:17–25. On the Need of Humility in all things
And thou wilt be loved more than him that giveth gifts.
And thou wilt find mercy in the sight of Goda.
And to the humble He revealeth His secret.
And search not out that which is hid from thee.
And be not occupied with that which is hidb.
For more hath been shown to thee than thou canst understand.
And evil imaginations lead astray.
(j) 3:26–28. Retribution on the Sinner
(= 3 distichs).
26 eA stubborn heart shall fare ill at its latter end,
And the profaneg man heapeth iniquity upon iniquity.
(k) 3:29–31. Reward for the Righteous
(= 1 + 2 distichs).
And the ear that listeneth to wisdom rejoicethm.
So doth almsgiving atone for sin.
And when he tottereth he shall find a stay.
(l) 4:1–10. On right behaviour towards the Poor and the Oppressed
The Greek Version
The Syriac Version
Codex Monacensis Gr. 551
Codex Vaticanus 346
Codex Vaticanus 336
Manuscript A, containing ch. 3:6–16:26; this consists of six leaves, and may be of the eleventh century.
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