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Sirach 51:12

12 wAnd He redeemed me from all evilw

xAnd delivered mex yin the day of troubley.

Therefore will I give and offer praisez,

And bless zzthe Name of Jahvehzz:—

(b) 121–16 (Extant only in Hebrew): A Thanksgiving

(= 1 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 3 distichs).

i. Give thanks unto Jahveh, for He is good;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

ii. Give thanks to the God of praises;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

iii. Give thanks unto Him that keepeth Israel;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

iv. Give thanks unto Him that formeth all;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

v. Give thanks unto the Redeemer of Israel;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

vi. Give thanks unto Him that gathereth the outcasts of Israel;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

vii. Give thanks unto Him that buildeth His city and His Sanctuary;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

viii. Give thanks unto Him that maketh a horn to sprout for the house of David;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

ix. Give thanks unto Him that chooseth the sons of Zadok to be priests;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

HB x. Give thanks unto the Shield of Abraham;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

xi. Give thanks unto the Rock of Isaac;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

xii. Give thanks unto the Mighty One of Jacob;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

xiii. Give thanks unto Him that hath chosen Zion;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

xiv. Give thanks unto the King of the kings of kings;

For His mercy endureth for ever.

xv. And He hath lifted up the horn for His people;

The praise of all His pious ones,

xvi. For the children of Israel, a people nigh unto Him, Hallelujah.

(c) 51:13–30. A Poem describing how Ben-Sira acquired Wisdom

(= 14 + 9 distichs).

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