4 And so, let the just feast, and let them exult in the sight of God and be delighted in gladness.
5 Sing to God, sing a psalm to his name. Make a path for him, who ascends over the west. The Lord is his name. Exult in his sight; they will be stirred up before his face,
6 the father of orphans and the judge of widows. God is in his holy place.
7 It is God who makes men dwell in a house under one custom. He leads out those who are strongly bound, and similarly, those who exasperate, who dwell in sepulchers.
8 O God, when you departed in the sight of your people, when you passed through the desert,
9 the earth was moved, for the heavens rained down before the face of the God of Sinai, before the face of the God of Israel.
10 You will set aside for your inheritance, O God, a willing rain. And though it was weak, truly, you have made it perfect.
11 Your animals will dwell in it. O God, in your sweetness, you have provided for the poor.
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
17 And you will be built up in justice, and you will be remembered in the day of tribulation. And your sins will dissolve like ice in warm weather.
18 What an evil form has he who forsakes his father! And whoever exasperates his mother is accursed by God.
20 However great you may be, humble yourself in all things, and you will find grace in the presence of God.
28 A heart advancing in two directions will not have success, and the depraved heart will be scandalized in this way.
29 A wicked heart will be burdened with sorrows, and a sinner will add further sins.
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