The opposites (Sir 33:14-33:15)

“Good is the opposite of evil.

Life is the opposite of death.

Thus the sinner is

The opposite of the godly.

Look at all

The works of the Most High!

They come in pairs.

One is the opposite of the other.”

Sirach then points out the opposites in creation. Good is the opposite of evil, just as life is the opposite of death. Thus the sinner is the opposite of the godly ones who do not sin. Sirach wanted us to look at all the works of the Most High God, since they are all in opposite pairs.

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