Ben Sira 32:7-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
7 Speak, young man, only when necessary,
when they have asked you more than once.
8 Be brief, say much in few words;
be knowledgeable and yet quiet.
9 When among elders do not be forward,
and with officials do not be too insistent.
10 The lightning that flashes before a hailstorm:
the esteem that shines on modesty.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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