From the hand of their oppressors comes violence, and there is none to comfort them! 10 Be like a father to the fatherless and as good as a husband to their mothers. 5 Do not avert your eyes from the needy, give no one occasion to curse you; 6 for if someone curses you in distress, his Maker will give ear to the imprecation. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 27 Do not grovel to the foolish, do not show partiality to the influential. This too is vanity and grasping for wind B. Barton gave only one subject to this whole chapter, calling it, "Man's Inhumanity, namely, (1) man's inhumanity to men (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3), (2) the inhumanity caused by rivalry and envy (Ecclesiastes 4:4-6), and (3) man's inhumanity to himself." ECCLESIASTICUS: Chapter 4. Despise not the hungry soul: and provoke not the poor in his want. New American Bible Revised Edition NABRE - Hardcover, Free PDFs: Hail Mary, Our Father, How to Pray the Rosary & more, NAB New American Bible Revised Edition Catholic Paperback, GNT Leatherbound Bible Catholic Edition with Deuterocanonicals / Apocrypha & Imprimatur, Take The Rosary: History, Mystery, and Meaning Class Now. a 2 And those now dead, I declared more fortunate in death than are the living to be still alive. Despise not the hungry soul: and provoke not the poor in his want. 5:18-20. 2 Do not grieve the hungry,. 5 From the needy do not turn your eyes;. (4-6) The folly of covetousness. 4 Do not repulse a hard-pressed beggar, nor turn your face from the poor. It is better to have a little with quietness III. CHAPTER 4. (7,8) The advantages of mutual assistance. 25 Do not contradict the truth, rather blush for your own ignorance. 3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not … - Section 12. B. and has no one to help them up. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. In verse 16 he speaks of his great wisdom which according to 1 Kings 3:12; 1 Kings 4:2 f; 10:1 only King Solomon had. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. 1 My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the needy eyes to wait long. What is not already decided for us? The oppressors have great power, and their victims are helpless. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures called the Septuagint did include Ecclesiasticus, making it popular among Greek-speaking Jews in Egypt. Chapter. 11 Wisdom brings up her own children and cares for those who seek her. 5 Do not be so confident of forgiveness 2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. 4 Again I turned my attention to all the acts of oppression that go on under the sun. Treasury of Scripture. (London: 1858).. 3 Josephus, Contra Apion, 1.8 ¶¶38–46.. 4 Cf. Ecclesiasticus. no comforter--twice said to express continued suffering without any to give comfort ( Isaiah 53:7).. 2. 12 Whoever loves her loves life, those who seek her early will be filled with joy. I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor. 4:1 Son, defraud not the poor of alms, and turn not away thy eyes from the poor. 2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. An exhortation to works of mercy, and to the love of wisdom. IT BREEDS ENVY IN OTHERS (4) 1. 3. fili elemosynam pauperis ne fraudes et oculos tuos ne transvertas a paupere: 4: 2: Despise not the hungry soul: and provoke not the poor in his want. 16 If he trusts himself to her he will inherit her, and his descendants will remain in possession of her; 17 for though she takes him at first through winding ways, bringing fear and faintness on him, trying him out with her discipline till she can trust him, and testing him with her ordeals. nor anger the needy.