15 Choicest of blessings is a modest wife, priceless her chaste person. Note added in May 2020: Since the website was launched in December 2013, Eric Reymond (Yale University) has worked assiduously to identify new readings in the Ben Sira manuscripts. 8 He has poured her forth upon all his works, The breastpiece for decision, the ephod and cincture 3 A good wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the LORD; 2 Their staff of bread he shattered, in his zeal he reduced them to straits; That he would make him numerous as the grains of dust, and exalt his posterity like the stars; 10 That all the people of Jacob might know how good it is to be a devoted follower of the LORD. 9 He also referred to JOB, who always persevered in the right path. 10 Yet these also were godly men whose virtues have not been forgotten; 15 Despite all this the people did not repent, nor did they give up their sins, 6 The crown of old men is wide experience; their glory, the fear of the LORD. 3 In his time the reservoir was dug, the pool with a vastness like the sea's. Precious stones with seal engravings in golden settings, the work of the jeweler, To commemorate in incised letters each of the tribes of Israel; 26 Stoop your shoulders and carry her and be not irked at her bonds. 11 Vested in his magnificent robes, and wearing his garments of splendor, 20 For in cultivating her you will labor but little, and soon you will eat of her fruits. Dear to God and men, MOSES, whose memory is held in benediction. Chapter One on Wisdom, Chapter Six on Friendship and Discipline, Chapters 25-26 on Wives and Women, and Chapter 42 on a Father's Care for his Daughter are representative of the first section. 18 My son, from your youth embrace discipline; thus will you find wisdom with graying hair. With his whole being he loved his Maker and daily had his praises sung; Even his dead body was provided for. THE WISDOM OF BEN SIRA (ECCLESIASTICUS) The Wisdom of Ben Sira derives its title from the author, “Yeshua [Jesus], son of Eleazar, son of Sira” (50:27). 1 Valiant leader was JOSHUA, son of Nun, assistant to Moses in the prophetic office, L'auteur vivait à Jérusalem avant l'insurrection des Maccabées. 25 For even his covenant with David, the son of Jesse of the tribe of Judah, 9 By her eyelids and her haughty stare an unchaste wife can be recognized. 25 For each in turn, as it comes, is good; can one ever see enough of their splendor? By the LORD’s word his works were brought into being; he accepts the one who does his will. Formed to be, as his name implies, the great savior of God's chosen ones, Il fit venir la famine sur les hommes d'Israël, et, dans son ardeur, en fit périr un grand nombre. In adoration before the Most High, before the Holy One of Israel. 1 Happy the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days; Informations sur Ben Sira, un sage pour notre temps ? xpansive in folly, limited in sense, REHOBOAM, who by his policy made the people rebel; Liste des citations de Ben Sira classées par thématique. 11 My son, keep a close watch on your daughter, lest she make you a laughingstock for your enemies, 7 Like the sun shining upon the temple, like the rainbow appearing in the cloudy sky; That he might teach his precepts to Jacob, his judgments and decrees to Israel. Do not aggravate a heart already angry, nor delay giving to the needy. 7 for they had treated him badly who even in the womb had been made a prophet, 26 And now bless the LORD who has crowned you with glory! The grandson also presents the name of his grandfather as Iesous, the Greek version of Yeshuaʿ, in conformity with the name presented at 50:27 (see above). 5 There are three things at which my heart quakes, a fourth before which I quail: • Son nom complet, est la « Sagesse de Jésus Ben Sira », ou plus brièvement, la Sagesse de Sira, d’où la création du terme « Siracide », • La traduction latine de la Vulgate lui a donné le nom « Ecclésiastique », car ce livre servait à l’instruction des futurs baptisés désireux d’entrer dans l’Eglise. 18 A lasting agreement was made with him, that never should all flesh be destroyed. grends@rutgers.edu New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. 6 Like a star shining among the clouds, like the full moon at the holyday season; 7 There are nine who come to my mind as blessed, a tenth whom my tongue proclaims: Thus, for example, pages from MS A are in Cambridge and New York; pages from MS B are in Oxford, Cambridge, and London; pages from MS C are in Cambridge, Paris, and Los Angeles; and pages from MS D are in Cambridge and Paris. 35 Be eager to hear every godly discourse; let no wise saying escape you. 180–175 BCE, where he is … 19 As though plowing and sowing, draw close to her; then await her bountiful crops. Welcome to www.bensira.org, the website devoted to the ancient and medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the book of Ben Sira. Once more the wonders of modern technology have come to our aid, for we are able to present MS C VII, recto and verso, with the two items merged in a single photograph. 23 May he grant you joy of heart and may peace abide among you; The Wisdom Literature included in the following order: the Books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, 21 Thus two governments came into being, when in Ephraim kingship was usurped. Les juifs et les protestants considèrent ce livre comme apocryphe, et par conséquent non canonique ; To teach the precepts to his people, and the ritual to the descendants of Israel. Precious is his memory, like honey to the taste, like music at a banquet. And because he was a devoted follower of God This seems to be the earliest title of the book. In time, the book of Ben Sira, via its Greek and then later translations, became part of the Christian Bible, where it is known as either Sirach (in Greek) or Ecclesiasticus (in Latin). A book with many different names, and containing lots of important information. 29 Because you approached the fear of the LORD with your heart full of guile. On y trouve aussi bien des traits qui le rapprochent des Psaumes et du livre de Job. Jake@Binstein.com - JakeBinstein.com. 22 Among wisdom's treasures is the paragon of prudence; but fear of the LORD is an abomination to the sinner. 16 The sons of Aaron would sound a blast, the priests, on their trumpets of beaten metal; 3 Or counselors in their prudence, or seers of all things in prophecy; 5 So he gave over their power to others, their glory to a foolish foreign nation 23 If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the LORD will bestow her upon you; 18 Men of other families were inflamed against him, were jealous of him in the desert, 8 Because of this, they were the only two spared from the six hundred thousand infantry, 8 He clothed him with splendid apparel, and adorned him with the glorious vestments: 11 How can we fittingly praise ZERUBBABEL, who was like a signet ring on God's right hand, 3 What you have not saved in your youth, how will you acquire in your old age? He does not uproot the posterity of his chosen one, nor destroy the offspring of his friend. 2: La femme forte est la joie de son mari, et il passe ses années dans la paix. 10 The sacred vestments of gold, of violet, and of crimson, wrought with embroidery; And they are as though they had not lived, they and their children after them. 12 Through God's covenant with them their family endures, their posterity, for their sake. May he grant you wisdom of heart to govern his people in justice, No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner. 19 He makes known the past and the future, and reveals the deepest secrets. 4 He protected his people against brigands and strengthened his city against the enemy. Lest in her youth she remain unmarried, or when she is married, lest she be childless; 10 Fear of the LORD warms the heart, giving gladness and joy and length of days. In such cases, we have provided both our new numbers and the older numbers. As with all ancient texts discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew Scripture was in consonantal text only. 1 With three things I am delighted, for they are pleasing to the LORD and to men: 9 He added beauty to the feasts and solemnized the seasons of each year That he would give them an inheritance from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. And God Most High gave answer to him in hailstones of tremendous power, 12 Because of his merits he had as his successor a wise son, who lived in security: The composition is a collection of proverbs and teachings, written in poetry, within the well-known and widespread ancient Near Eastern tradition of wisdom literature. 7 It is the LORD; he created her, has seen her and taken note of her. 27 With all your soul draw close to her; with all your strength keep her ways. The book was translated into Greek by the author’s grandson in Egypt (almost undoubtedly in Alexandria) in 132 B.C.E., during the reign of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II. In their time they built the house of God; 26 Play not the hypocrite before men; over your lips keep watch. by a sage in Jerusalem bearing the name שמעון בן ישוע בן אלעזר בן סירא Shim‘on ben Yeshua‘ ben ’El‘azar ben Sira (to cite the name of the author as presented in Manuscript B at 50:27, 51:30), or Yeshua‘ ben ’El‘azar ben Sira (via the Greek version at 50:27) – but which has come down to us, regardless of the specific forenames, as simply Ben Sira (again, see Manuscript B at 51:30: שנקרא בן סירא ‘who is called Ben Sira’). 14 Fullness of wisdom is fear of the LORD; she inebriates men with her fruits. 24 Allow water no outlet, and be not indulgent to an erring wife. 5 Of acquiring much or little, of bargaining in dealing with a merchant; Since Beentjes’s publication, however, new leaves belonging to MS C and MS D have come to light (see above), so that we have needed to renumber some of the folios. 17 Then all the people with one accord would quickly fall prostrate to the ground 19 The people's hearts melted within them, and they were in anguish like that of childbirth. 22 Depressed mind, saddened face, broken heart - this from an evil wife. 12 But if you are brought low, he turns against you and avoids meeting you. 26 Those who live in Seir and Philistia, and the degenerate folk who dwell in Shechem. 15 For Moses ordained him and anointed him with the holy oil, Clicking on the image of any folio or column will spawn a new tab with the image in full view; clicking on that image in turn will provide for a zoom view. 11 Follow close if her eyes are bold, and be not surprised if she betrays you: 23 PHINEHAS too, the son of Eleazar, was the courageous third of his line The Hebrew text of Sirach 50:27 and 51:30 gives the following genealogy: Simeon son of Jesus, son of Eleazar, son of Sira, making the author the grandson and not the son of Sira, and so he is called by Saadia; see HDB (Nestle) and EB, II, 1165 (Toy). 8 With his every deed he offered thanks to God Most High, in words of praise. 24 All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain; In his own flesh he incised the ordinance, and when tested he was found loyal. 7 and in Moses' lifetime showed himself loyal, 6 Therefore the women sang his praises and ascribed to him tens of thousands. 3 No good comes to those who give comfort to the wicked, nor is it an act of mercy that they do. He and CALEB, son of Jephunneh, when they opposed the rebel assembly, 17 NOAH, found just and perfect, renewed the race in the time of devastation. Moreover, the age of Ben Sira discovery continues unabated, for several folios were identified as recently as 2007 and 2010. and the children of his race would be remembered; As he ascended the glorious altar and lent majesty to the court of the sanctuary. 10 So that when the Holy Name was praised, before daybreak the sanctuary would resound. 37 Reflect on the precepts of the LORD, let his commandments be your constant meditation; He heard the prayer they uttered, and saved them through ISAIAH. J.-C. en hébreu, mais texte original disparu. 20 You brought dishonor upon your reputation, shame upon your marriage, Son genre littéraire ressemble à celui des Proverbes, de Qohèlèt et de la Sagesse de Salomon. 1 Till like a fire there appeared the prophet whose words were as a flaming furnace. Read the Book of Ben Sira online. 23 In woman was sin's beginning, and because of her we all die. 2 What glory was his when he raised his arm, to brandish his javelin against the city! Of constant training of children, of beating the sides of a wicked servant; Le Siracide tient son nom de son auteur, Jésus Ben Sira (Ben Sira, Ben Sirakh, Ben Sirach). 01 Mes enfants, écoutez-moi, qui suis votre père, et agissez en conséquence, afin d’être sauvés. 16 A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; 25 He foretold what should be till the end of time, hidden things yet to be fulfilled. 7 A bad wife is a chafing yoke; he who marries her seizes a scorpion. The sacred offerings he allotted to him, with the showbread as his portion; 4 Be he rich or poor, his heart is content, and a smile is ever on his face. 5 Since he called upon the Most High God, who gave strength to his right arm upon every living thing according to his bounty; he has lavished her upon his friends. Then he will enlighten your mind, and the wisdom you desire he will grant. One hopes that future enterprises will make available online the manuscript evidence for the other two primary versions of the Book of Ben Sira, to wit, the Syriac text of the Peshitta and the Latin text of the Vulgate. 4 As a youth he slew the giant and wiped out the people's disgrace, Both the Bodleian's own website and www.genizah.org display these folios in the incorrect order. The covenant with all his forebears was confirmed, and the blessing rested upon the head of JACOB. 15 Her entire house she fills with choice foods, her granaries with her harvest. 1 All wisdom comes from the LORD and with him it remains forever. 16 He chose him from all mankind to offer holocausts and choice offerings, Welcome to www.bensira.org, the website devoted to the ancient and medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the book of Ben Sira. 13 Before him, no one was adorned with these, nor may they ever be worn by any Their sinfulness grew more and more, 2 Do good to the righteous and reward will be yours, if not from them, from the Lord. 8 For one sort of friend is a friend when it suits him, but he will not be with you in time of distress. 21 Then again the people would lie prostrate to receive from him the blessing of the Most High. 5 To whom has wisdom's root been revealed? Presumably it is located in London or Manchester, or it may have passed into private hands. And poured it out at the foot of the altar, a sweet-smelling odor to the Most High God, 13 Keep away from your enemies; be on your guard with your friends. 10 Then, too, the TWELVE PROPHETS - may their bones return to life from their resting place! 34 Frequent the company of the elders; whoever is wise, stay close to him. 18 There is scarce any evil like that in a woman; may she fall to the lot of the sinner! The current project, www.bensira.org, solves that problem by collecting all the material in a single website. 18 The root of wisdom is fear of the LORD; her branches are length of days. Le livre du Siracide,que la tradition latine appelle Ecclésiastique,nous a été transmis dans son intégralité dans des manuscrits de la Septantegrecque (LXX*) sous le titre de Sagesse de Jésus fils de Sirach, du nom de son auteur (Ben Sira dans la tradition juive) ou, elliptiquement, Sagesse de Sirach. Read the Book of Ben Sira online. 8 Some of them have left behind a name and men recount their praiseworthy deeds; 16 Your fame reached distant coasts, and their peoples came to hear you; He fixed the boundaries for his tribes, and their division into twelve. 9 And the strength he gave to Caleb remained with him even in his old age That all the doomed nations might know that the LORD was watching over his people's battles. 16 Glorious, too, were SHEM and SETH and ENOS; Because of his worth there were survivors, and with a sign to him the deluge ended; 17 When her husband sits among his neighbors, a bitter sigh escapes him unawares. Entre le Xe et la XXe s. connu que par ses versions grecque et syriaque. 14 No poison worse than that of a serpent, no venom greater than that of a woman. 14 Better a man’s harshness than a woman’s indulgence, a frightened daughter than any disgrace. 25 My whole being loathes two nations, the third is not even a people: Wrath upon your descendants, and groaning upon your domain; While originally written in Hebrew, the Book was read only through its Greek translation, known as Σειρὰχ . These documents were discovered at Qumran and Masada, and while they represent a much smaller amount of material, their antiquity speaks for itself, for these manuscripts date from only a century or two after the work’s original composition, that is, c. 50 B.C.E. 24 Therefore on him again God conferred the right, in a covenant of friendship, to provide for the sanctuary, 8 A drunken wife arouses great anger, for she does not hide her shame. Then when you have her, do not let her go; 15 And had stretched forth his hand for the cup, to offer blood of the grape, 10 Like a luxuriant olive tree thick with fruit, like a cypress standing against the clouds; As ordered by the illustrious prophet Isaiah, who saw the truth in visions. Rutgers University MS C, folio V (recto and verso), deserves special comment. 6 A jealous wife is heartache and mourning and a scourging tongue like the other three. Retrouvez toutes les phrases célèbres de Ben Sira parmi une sélection de + de 100 000 citations célèbres provenant d'ouvrages, d'interviews ou de discours.