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Sir 5:1-8

Precepts for Everyday Living

5Do not rely on your wealth,
   or say, ‘I have enough.’
2 Do not follow your inclination and strength
   in pursuing the desires of your heart.
3 Do not say, ‘Who can have power over me?’
   for the Lord will surely punish you.


4 Do not say, ‘I sinned, yet what has happened to me?’
   for the Lord is slow to anger.
5 Do not be so confident of forgiveness*
   that you add sin to sin.
6 Do not say, ‘His mercy is great,
   he will forgive* the multitude of my sins’,
for both mercy and wrath are with him,
   and his anger will rest on sinners.
7 Do not delay to turn back to the Lord,
   and do not postpone it from day to day;
for suddenly the wrath of the Lord will come upon you,
   and at the time of punishment you will perish.
8 Do not depend on dishonest wealth,
   for it will not benefit you on the day of calamity.

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