Ben Sira 37:1-5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
1 Every friend declares friendship,
but there are friends who are friends in name only.
2 Is it not a sorrow unto death
when your other self becomes your enemy?
3 “Alas, my companion! Why were you created
to fill the earth with deceit?”
4 A harmful friend will look to your table,
but in time of trouble he stands aloof.
5 A good friend will fight with you against the foe,
and against your enemies he will hold up your shield.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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