Ben Sira 8:8-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
8 Do not neglect the discourse of the wise,
but busy yourself with their proverbs;
For in this way you will acquire the training
to stand in the presence of princes.
9 Do not reject the tradition of the elders
which they have heard from their ancestors;
For from it you will learn
how to answer when the need arises.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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