Sirach

Sirach 51

  1. "I will give thanks to thee, O Lord and King,and will praise thee as God my Savior.I give thanks to thy name,"
  2. "for thou hast been my protector and helperand hast delivered my body from destructionand from the snare of a slanderous tongue,from lips that utter lies.Before those who stood bythou wast my helper, "
  3. "and didst deliver me,in the greatness of thy mercy and of thy name,from the gnashings of teeth about to devour me, afrom the hand of those who sought my life,from the many afflictions that I endured,"
  4. Autobiographical Poem on Wisdom

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