Favourite Deuterocanonical Book Quotes


I'm curious what are people's favourite quotes from the Deuterocanonical books?

Mine is:

"I beg you, child, to look at the heavens and the earth and see all that is in them; then you will know that God did not make them out of existing things. In the same way humankind came into existence.*" 2 Maccabees 7:28


‘The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.’ (Wisdom 3:1 NABRE)

‘Wisdom is brilliant, she never fades. By those who love her, she is readily seen,
by those who seek her, she is readily found.’ (Wisdom 6:12 NJB)


There's a passage in Sirach (32:1-9) with instructions on how to host a successful party.
Who knew that God wanted us to have a good time?
For sure this will keep many Protestants from ever accepting Sirach.

Reb Levi


Life’s prime needs are water, bread, and clothing, a house, too, for decent privacy. (Sirach 29:21 NAB).

With all this talk of privacy in the media today, I find it interesting that it is considered a basic need in the fullness of Sacred Scripture. :slight_smile:


The Book of Tobit. Beautiful.


Wisdom 3:1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. 2 In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be an affliction, 3 and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. 4 For though in the sight of men they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. 5 Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; 6 like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them. 7 In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. 8 They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them for ever. 9 Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his elect, and he watches over his holy ones.


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