Ben Sira chs 38 50

Ben Sira chs 38 50 - ֑י ְל ָח וֹ ֙וֹי ְל ָח...

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Ben Sira chapter 38 (c. 180 B.C.E.) (translation of Patrick Skehan) 1. Make friends with the physician, for he is essential to you, him also God has established in his profession. 2. From God the doctor has his wisdom, and from the king he receives his sustenance. 3. Knowledge makes the doctor distinguished, and gives him access to those in authority. 4. God makes the earth yield healing herbs, which the prudent should not neglect. 5. Was not the water sweetened by a twig, that people might learn his power? 6. He endows humans with knowledge to glory in his mighty works, 7. Through which the doctor eases pain, and the druggist prepares his medicines. 8. The God’s creative work continues without cease, in its efficacy on the surface of the earth. 2 Chroncles 16:12 (c. 350 B.C.E., though perhaps based on earlier sources) ֣ ֶל ֱחֶיּ ַו א ָ֡ס ָא א ֩ת ַנ ְשׁ ִבּ ִ֨שׁוֹל ְשׁ םי ֤ ֵת ָו ע ַשׁ ֙וֹתוּכ ְל ַמ ְל ָ֔ל ְג ַר ְבּ וי ֖ ַמ ְל־ד ַ± ה ָל ְ±
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Unformatted text preview: ֑י ְל ָח וֹ ֙וֹי ְל ָח ְבּ־ם ַג ְו ֣ ַר ָד־א ֹ ל שׁ ָ֔וֹהְי־ת ֶא ה ִ֖כּ י םי ִֽא ְפֹר ָבּ ׃ In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe; but even with his disease, he did not turn to YHWH, but rather to the physicians. Ben Sira chapter 50 (c. 180 B.C.E.) (translation of Patrick Skehan) 27. Training in wise conduct, and smooth-running proverbs, have been written in this book of Yeshua ben Eleazar ben Sira who poured them out from his understanding heart. 28. Happy the one who reflects on these, wise will he be who takes them to heart. 29. If he carries them out, he will be equal to any challenge, for the fear of YHWH will provide him with depth. One Hebrew manuscript includes the subscription (that is, at the end of the work): תמכח ןב ןועמש אריס ןב רזעלא ןב עושי ‘the wisdom of Shim‘on ben Yeshua ben Eleazar ben Sira’...
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Ben Sira chs 38 50 - ֑י ְל ָח וֹ ֙וֹי ְל ָח...

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