“From Jacob’s descendants,
The Lord brought forth a godly man.
He found favor in the sight of all.
He was beloved by God.
He was beloved by the people.
Moses’ memory is blessed.
The Lord made him equal in glory
To the holy ones.
The Lord made him great.
Mosses brought terror to his enemies
By his words.
He performed swift miracles.
The Lord glorified him
In the presence of kings.
The Lord gave him commandments
For his people.
The Lord revealed to him his glory.
The Lord consecrated him for his faithfulness.
He sanctified him for his meekness.
He chose him out of all humans.
He allowed him to hear his voice.
He led him into the dark cloud.
He gave him the commandments
Face to face.
He gave him the law of life.
He gave him knowledge.
Might teach Jacob the covenant.
He might teach Israel his decrees.”
Obviously, Sirach has Moses as one of these blessed famous godly men, who found favor in the sight of all people. He surely was a holy one as described in practically all the first part of Exodus, chapters 2-24. Moses was a later descendant of Jacob who was loved both by God and the people. However, Moses was a terror to his enemies, yet glorified in the presence of kings. He performed great miracles. The Lord gave him commandments face to face, as he was chosen and consecrated from all the people, because he was faithful and meek. He heard the voice of God in the dark cloud. He received the law of life and knowledge from God. Thus he was able to teach the covenant and the decrees to Jacob and Israel.