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Sirach 22:27

"I wish that a guard could be placed at my mouth, that my lips could be wisely sealed. It would keep me from making mistakes and prevent me from destroying myself with my own tongue"

Reading this quote, I am reminded that the sins of others can lead us into sinning.

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  • Do you proceed into battle with both fists a flyin and words are like my swords!?

  • Do you leave a prayer-filled message that is understanding, kind and hopefully filled with Godly wisdom.

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Submitted by at 2:02 AM on Dec. 19, 2008
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Submitted by at 2:02 AM on Dec. 19, 2008
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  • julianjord...
    Submitted by   at 8:41 AM on December 19, 2008

    Sirach ... is that greek? I do not understand what you are posting because I am not Hebrew. I study the KJV. Sirach is not a chapter in my bible. Maybe you can point this out in my KJV. I would really like to compare. maybe Ecclesiasticus?

  • dbeattie
    Submitted by   at 11:13 AM on December 19, 2008

    I couldn't agree more! I recently commented on this very thing in a poll and journal! We need to humble ourselves and turn the other cheek. The Lord does not want us to battle it out for his sake. When he was being beaten and nailed to the cross he did not say a word in retaliation or defense of himself. We should live by his example. Instead thank God that you have been blessed with the eyes to see and the ears to hear, as we have all been lost at one time or another.  God does not need your defense he needs your light to shine.

  • momofsaee
    Submitted by   at 5:04 PM on December 19, 2008

    I don't recognize this book of the Bible. What exactly are you quoting out of? The message of the tongue is in the book of James and its very clear about the role that the tongue plays in our lives if left untamed. I think its something we all struggle with.

  • ktslittlef...
    Submitted by   at 11:22 PM on December 19, 2008

    I am no one to judge, as I make mistakes all the time. I do, however, hope that Christians on here will remember that, whether they intend to or not, they are representing God to many on here who do not know Him. We should try very hard to make sure we are representing Him accurately and in love. Yes, many of the polls on here are disturbing to me.

  • MommasCooC...
    Submitted by   at 2:08 AM on December 20, 2008

    The Bible in which I am using here is called the "Good News Bible" . It is one of the first original translations from the KJV. It also happens to be one of my favorite translations as it's purpose was to clearly and accurately state the meaning of the original text to give readers the maximum understanding. I highly recommend it to others as a comparative ...if you can still find this translation. The book 'sirach' is also known as "Ecclesiastics"

  • MommasCooC...
    Submitted by   at 2:18 AM on December 20, 2008

    For Bible verse reference and comparison this website is very helpful....

  • julianjord...
    Submitted by   at 8:59 AM on December 20, 2008

    I thought it was that book. Thank you for answering my question. I think though, I will stick to my KJV.

  • oldermomof...
    Submitted by   at 9:26 AM on December 22, 2008

    The Book Of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus Or Liber Ecclesiasticus Translation Church Book) The Author (50-27 BC) was a Sage who thoroughly loved the law, the priesthood, the temple and divine worship. He wrote this as a work of love for those who also wanted to learn more about the law. This book was not included after the first century AD in the Hebrew Bible. In the beginningof the first century AD the only Bible that the first Christians had was the Hebrew Bible.  You also have to remember that they were the heretics according to Hebrew tradition. The books in the first Century that the Higher Priests took out at that time proved everything that Christ taught and was. So in order to disprove him and his followers it was just easier to to say that what at one time was important no longer is. Or the head the sand  mentality. So the first Christian Bibles kept these books.  It wasn't until the protestant reformation that went out of the Protestant Bible. Why? just because they wanted to get as far away from The Catholic Church as possible. Forgetting their deep roots and using the shallow ones of the first Century Hebrews. As for the OP this quote is perfect for this discussion. The Son Of Sirach was a very wise man and his book should be read.

  • calgalmeg
    Submitted by   at 2:57 PM on January 5, 2009

    Thank you for making such an eloquently put thought. More people should consider the harm their words can do before using them so readily. I think a little prudence could go a long way for all of us in CafeMom.

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