God knows us: For the Church XVV

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15 Their ways are always known to him;
    they will not be hid from his eyes.
17 He appointed a ruler for every nation,
    but Israel is the Lord’s own portion.
19 All their works are as clear as the sun before him,
    and his eyes are ever upon their ways.
20 Their iniquities are not hidden from him,
    and all their sins are before the Lord.
22 One’s almsgiving is like a signet ring with the Lord,
    and he will keep a person’s kindness like the apple of his eye.
23 Afterward he will rise up and repay them,
    and he will bring their recompense on their heads.
24 Yet to those who repent he grants a return,
    and he encourages those who are losing hope.

(Wisdom of Sirach 17:15-24)

This translation is from The Orthodox Study Bible. You can download the iOS App from App Store. Or you can find it on Amazon in Kindle and Hardcover formats.


Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, Elk Grove, California. The Orthodox Study Bible. Nashville :Thomas Nelson, 2008.

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