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Sirach 41

    Concerning Death

  1. "O death, how bitter is the reminder of youto one who lives at peace among his possessions,to a man without distractions, who is prosperous in everything,and who still has the vigor to enjoy his food!"
  2. "O death, how welcome is your sentenceto one who is in need and is failing in strength,very old and distracted over everything;to one who is contrary, and has lost his patience!"
  3. "Do not fear the sentence of death;remember your former days and the end of life;this is the decree from the Lord for all flesh,"
  4. The Fate of the Wicked

    A Series of Contrasts