Do not put your confidence in your money or say, ‘With this I am self-sufficient.’
Do not be led by your appetites and energy to follow the passions of your heart.
And do not say, ‘Who has authority over me?’ for the Lord will certainly give you your deserts.
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Wisdom brings up her own children and cares for those who seek her.
Whoever loves her loves life, those who seek her early will be filled with joy.
Whoever possesses her will inherit honour, and wherever he walks the Lord will bless him.
Those who serve her minister to the Holy One, and the Lord loves those who love her.
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Sirach 2:1-11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
Duties toward God
My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord,
prepare yourself for temptation.[a]
Set your heart right and be steadfast,
and do not be hasty in time of calamity.
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Psalms 119:165, 168, 171, 172, 174, 175
Great peace for those who love your Law; no stumbling-blocks for them!
I observe your precepts, your judgements, for all my ways are before you.
May my lips proclaim your praise, for you teach me your will.
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The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters, he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.
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