February 3, 2012, Reading

Book of Sirach 47: 2 – 11

47:1 After these things, Nathan the prophet arose, in the days of David.
47:2 And just as fat is separated from meat, so was David separated from the sons of Israel.
47:3 He played with lions, as if with lambs, and he acted similarly with bears, as if they were lambs of the flock, in his youth.
47:4 Did he not kill the giant, and take away the reproach from his people?
47:5 By lifting up his hand, with a stone in a sling, he threw down the boasting of Goliath.
47:6 For he called upon the Almighty Lord, and he swore with his right hand to take away the mighty man of war, and to exalt the horn of his people.
47:7 So he glorified him amid ten thousand, and he praised him with the blessings of the Lord, by offering him a crown of glory.
47:8 For he crushed the enemies on every side, and he eradicated his adversaries, the Philistines, even to this day. He broke their horn, even for all time.
47:9 In all his works, he gave thanks to the Holy One, to the Most High, with words of glory.
47:10 With all his heart, he praised the Lord and he loved God, who made him and who gave him power against his enemies.
47:11 And he appointed singers to stand opposite the altar, and by their voices he provided sweet music.


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