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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Sirach 24 : 1 - 15

Chapter 24

1Wisdom shall praise her own self, and shall be honoured in God, and shall glory in the midst of her people,
2And shall open her mouth in the churches of the most High, and shall glorify herself in the sight of his power,
3And in the midst of her own people she shall be exalted, and shall be ad- mired in the holy assembly.
4And in the multitude of the elect she shall have praise, and among the blessed she shall be blessed, saying:
5I came out of the mouth of the most High, the firstborn before all creatures:
6I made that in the heavens there should rise light that never faileth, and as a cloud I covered all the earth:
7I dwelt in the highest places, and my throne is in a pillar of a cloud.
8I alone have compassed the circuit of heaven, and have penetrated into the bottom of the deep, and have walked in the waves of the sea,
9And have stood in all the earth: and in every people,
10And in every nation I have had the chief rule:
11And by my power I have trodden under my feet the hearts of all the high and low: and in all these I sought rest, and I shall abide in the inheritance of the Lord.
12Then the creator of all things commanded, and said to me: and he that made me, rested in my tabernacle,
13And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in my elect.
14From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have ministered before him.
15And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusalem.





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