Ecclesiasticus Chapter 1
1 The Prologue of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach. Whereas many and great things have been delivered unto us by the law and the prophets, and by others that have followed their steps, for the which things Israel ought to be commended for learning and wisdom; and whereof not only the readers must needs become skilful themselves, but also they that desire to learn be able to profit them which are without, both by speaking and writing: my grandfather Jesus, when he had much given himself to the reading of the law, and the prophets, and other books of our fathers, and had gotten therein good judgment, was drawn on also himself to write something pertaining to learning and wisdom; to the intent that those which are desirous to learn, and are addicted to these things, might profit much more in living according to the law. Wherefore let me intreat you to read it with favour and attention, and to pardon us, wherein we may seem to come short of some words, which we have laboured to interpret. For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue, have not the same force in them: and not only these things, but the law itself, and the prophets, and the rest of the books, have no small difference, when they are spoken in their own language. For in the eight and thirtieth year coming into Egypt, when Euergetes was king, and continuing there some time, I found a book of no small learning: therefore I thought it most necessary for me to bestow some diligence and travail to interpret it; using great watchfulness and skill in that space to bring the book to an end, and set it forth for them also, which in a strange country are willing to learn, being prepared before in manners to live after the law. All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
30 Exalt not thyself, lest thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou camest not in truth to the fear of the Lord, but thy heart is full of deceit.
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I Am that Michael Isaac Dale's Ecclesiasticus Chapter 1 comment on 2/07/2019, 8:56am...
Nay. Verily, ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Yet, for this very cause it is so written, Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Betty's Ecclesiasticus Chapter 1 comment on 2/06/2019, 5:46am...
This has to be talking about some other man named Jesus and not Jesus Christ, because Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day. He was God in human form who came down as a man, a perfect man there was no sin in him. Jesus came for one purpose and that was to be the supreme sacrafice. Jesus did not marry, nor did he have children, so there is no way he could have had grandchildren.
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