“Whoever keeps the law
Whoever believes the law,
Heeds the commandments.
Whoever trusts the Lord
Will not suffer loss.”
If you follow the law, you will save yourself. If you believe in the law, you will follow the commandments. If you trust in the Lord, you will not suffer any loss. Here Sirach connects the law, the commandments, and the Lord.
“Stand by your agreement!
Attend to it! Grow old in your work! Do not wonder
At the works of a sinner! Trust in the Lord!
Keep at your job!
It is easy in the sight of the Lord
To suddenly make
The poor become rich,
In an instant.
The blessing of the Lord
Is the reward of the pious.
Quickly God causes his blessings to flourish.”
You should trust in the Lord. Keep and attend to your agreements. Grow old at your work. Stay at your job. Do not wonder about the works of sinners. The Lord can make a poor man rich instantaneously. The blessing of the Lord is the reward for the pious ones. He can make his blessings flourish.