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Ben Sira 25:1-2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 25

Those Who Are Worthy of Praise

[a]With three things I am delighted,
    for they are pleasing to the Lord and to human beings:
Harmony among relatives, friendship among neighbors,
    and a wife and a husband living happily together.
Three kinds of people I hate,
    and I loathe their manner of life:
A proud pauper, a rich liar,
    and a lecherous old fool.


  1. 25:1–2 A numerical saying in threes.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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