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Sirach 31:3-11

3 The rich person toils to amass a fortune,
   and when he rests he fills himself with his dainties.
4 The poor person toils to make a meagre living,
   and if ever he rests he becomes needy.

5 One who loves gold will not be justified;
   one who pursues money will be led astray* by it.
6 Many have come to ruin because of gold,
   and their destruction has met them face to face.
7 It is a stumbling-block to those who are avid for it,
   and every fool will be taken captive by it.
8 Blessed is the rich person who is found blameless,
   and who does not go after gold.
9 Who is he, that we may praise him?
   For he has done wonders among his people.
10 Who has been tested by it and been found perfect?
   Let it be for him a ground for boasting.
Who has had the power to transgress and did not transgress,
   and to do evil and did not do it?
11 His prosperity will be established,*
   and the assembly will proclaim his acts of charity.


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