Prayer of Jesus Son of Sirachm
51 I give you thanks, O Lord and King,
and praise you, O God my Savior.
I give thanks to your name,
and have delivered me from destruction
and from the trap laid by a slanderous tongue,
from lips that fabricate lies.
In the face of my adversaries
in the greatness of your mercy and of your name,
from grinding teeth about to devour me,
from the hand of those seeking my life,
from the many troubles I endured,
and from the midst of fire that I had not kindled,
from an unclean tongue and lying words—
My soul drew near to death,
and my life was on the brink of Hades below.
and there was no one to help me;
I looked for human assistance,
and there was none.
and your kindnessa from of old,
for you rescue those who wait for you
and save them from the hand of their enemies.
and begged for rescue from death.
10 I cried out, “Lord, you are my Father;b
do not forsake me in the days of trouble,
when there is no help against the proud.
and will sing hymns of thanksgiving.”
My prayer was heard,
This title is included in the Gk text.
Other ancient authorities read work
Heb: Gk the Father of my lord