Book of Sirach Questions

 

In 1:8-40, Sirach speaks of the fear of the Lord. What does he say about it? Note again that wisdom is referred to with the female pronoun.

In 2:1- 10 Sirach gives advice to his sons. What is it?

In 2:18-23 Sirach describes what will happen to those who fear the Lord. What are some of those things?

In Chapter 3 Sirach details how a child should treat one's parents. What are some of the things he says?

Sirach in 3:27-32 speaks of the wicked and wise heart. What observations does he make?

In 4:1-4:11 Sirach gives advice on how to treat the poor. What advice does he offer?

In 4:12-22 Sirach tells how to regard Wisdom. What does he say?

In 4:23-36, Sirach gives advice in regard to wisdom, truth and justice. What are some of his words of advice?

In 5:1-7 Sirach warns of being too proud on certain matters. What does he say?

In 5:8-9 Sirach says, "You should not delay being converted to the Lord, and you should not set it aside from day to day.
For his wrath will approach suddenly, and in the time of vindication, he will destroy you." What is he admonishing?

In 5:10-18 Sirach offers more advice on how to conduct one's life. What are some of his words of advice?

In 6:1-17 Sirach speaks of relationships with friends. What is some of his advice?

In 6:18-34, Sirach once again circles back to how one should regard Wisdom. What are some of his thoughts?

In 7:1-3 what does Sirach advise as far as evil?

In 7:4-22 Sirach has a number of admonishments for his son. What are they?

In 7:23-30 Sirach addresses family relations. What advice does he offer?

In 7:31-35 Sirach turns to one's relationship with God. What does he say about that?

In 7:35-40 Sirach again addresses the needy. What guidance does he offer?

In Chapter 8, Sirach speaks about relationships with other people. Choose several that you especially can relate to and tell why.

In 9:1-13 Sirach speaks about relations with women and the temptations therein. What are some of these?

In 9:14-25 Sirach returns to advising about relations with neighbors, friends and other men. What advice does he offer?

In Chapter 10, Sirach addresses issues of power, money, leadership and arrogance. Give some examples of dangers with any of these and how they may be dealt with.

In 11:1-6 Sirach speaks of humility and the follies of being proud. What does he say?

In 11:7-9 Sirach praises the virtue of listening before responding. What does he say?

In 11:10-30 Sirach speaks of material and spiritual poverty and wealth. What does he say about both and how and where does one get spiritual wealth?

In 11:31-36 Sirach warns of not rushing to judge men. What does he advise?

In 12:1-7 Sirach speaks of the wisdom of doing good for the good and the folly of doing it for the sinner. What does he say about this?

In 12:8-19 Sirach talks about the differences in friends and enemies.

In Chapter 13 Sirach warns of the dangers in associating with the rich and powerful of the earth. What does he recommend one does instead?

In 14:3-10 Sirach speaks of evil men who, even when appearing to do good, arent really doing so in his heart. Give examples of Sirach's description of such men.

In 14:11-21 Sirach then reverses course and advises his son on how to treat friends and himself and honor God when thinking of his passing. What does he say?

In 14:22-27 Sirach speaks of man and wisdom. What are his thoughts here?

In 15:1-6 Sirach speaks of the good that comes from fearing the Lord and compares it to a mother's/wisdom's actions. What are these actions?

In 15:14-22 Sirach speaks of what God has done in regard to man from the beginning. What are some of these things?

In 16:1-4 Sirach speaks of the problem of having wayward children and then in 16:24-31 he counsels his son. Tell what he says in the first case and then the latter.

In 16:7-14 Sirach hearkens back to other parts of the Old Testament to point out what happens to those who engage in sin. Gives examples of what he says.

In Chapter 17 Sirach details all that God has done for man since the beginning and then speaks of how man should respond. Give examples of each.

In 19:1-12 and 19:19-28 Sirach again details sinful actions and internal motivations. What are some of these?

In 19:13-18 Sirach speaks of correcting friends. What does he say about this?

In 20:5-8 Sirach again praises the use of few words or silence. What does he say?

Within 20:13-33 Sirach cites actions of the foolish man and their negative impact. What are some of these?

In 21:1-4 Sirach speaks to his son about sin. What does he way?

In 21:13-16 what does Sirach say about wisdom?

In 21:17-29 what does Sirach say about the foolish versus the wise or prudent?

In 22:1-5 what does Sirach say about the conduct of sons and daughters?

In 22:10-13 what does Sirach say about the dead?

In 22:19-23 Sirach makes comparisons with the heart. What are some of these?

In 22:30-33 Sirach speaks about communications. What does he say?

In 23:1-6 Sirach implores God to help him with concerns. What are these concerns?

In 23:9-20 what does Sirach say about how one uses one's mouth and talks?

In 23:21-25 Sirach speaks of the soul. What does he say?

In 23:30-37 what does Sirach detail about men and women who transgress?

In 24:5-47 Sirach speaks in the first person and ends by saying "{24:32} All this is a book of life, and a covenant of the Most High, and an acknowledgement of truth." What are some of the things he speaks of as part of this covenant and truth. Notice how he spaks of her which has also referred to wisdom. Is this the link between God and wisdom being described?

In 25:1-4 what are the three things Sirach is pleased with and the ones he hates?

In 25:5-8 what does Sirach say about aging?

In 25:9 Sirach mentions 9 things he magnified. What are some of those he mentions in subsequent verses?

In 25:17-36 what does Sirach say at leangth about wives and women?

In Chapter 26 Sirach goes on at length about the positive and negative characteristics of wives. What are some of these?

In 27:17-23 what does Sirach say about friends and friendship?

In 27:28-32 what are some cautionary sayings Sirach offers?

In 27:17-23 what does Sirach say about friends and friendship?

In 27:28-32 what are some cautionary sayings Sirach offers?

In Chapter 28 Sirach speaks about anger, vengeance and bad words including the third tongue toward others. Pick out some of his thoughts on these matters.

In 29:1-10 and 18, 19, 26 what does Sirach say about lending, giving and borrowing?

In 29:30-34 what are some things Sirach says about guests and hosts?

In 30:1-13 what advice does Sirach offer on raising sons?

In 30:22-27 Sirach compares sadness and health for the soul. What does he say?

In 31:1-11 Sirach speaks about wealth. What are some of his thoughts?

In 31:12-25 Sirach speaks on social behaviors. What are some of his thoughts?

In 31:26-42 what advice does Sirach offer to his son?

In 32:1-9 what advice does Sirach give to leaders?

In 32:10-28 what advice does Sirach offer to the young man?

In 33:19-33 what guidance does Sirach offer to leaders - notice how often the word discipline appears in this chapter.

In 34:1-8 Sirach warns about senselessness and dreams. What does he say?

In 34:9-31 Sirach speaks of experience and being tested. Where does he suggest one gets experience and what guidance does he offer?

In Chapter 35 Sirach speaks about man's relationship with God and how one should behave. What are some things he says?

In 36:1-19 Sirach prays to the Lord. What are some things he says?

In 37:1-11 Sirach speaks of friends or people one counsels with. What does he say?

From 37:12-17 Sirach speaks about what kind of people not to associate or talk with and who one should. What does he say?

In 37:30-34 what advice does Sirach give his son?

In 38:1-8 Sirach speaks of healing of the body and soul. What does he say?

In 38:16-39 Sirach once again offers advice to his son. What are several things he says?

In 39:1-15 Sirach again speaks of the wise man. What are some things he says?

In 39:16-41 Sirach speaks of things he is meditating on. What are several of those things?

In Chapter 40 Sirach changes from offering maxims to observations about life, the fear of the Lord, iniquity and the hereafter. What are a few of his observations?

In 41:17-27 Sirach again offers advice to his sons. What is some of the advice he offers?

In Chapter 42 again Sirach offers admonitions. What are a few of these?

In Chapter 42 Sirach makes observations about daughters. What are they?

In Chapter 43 Sirach makes observations about the wonders of God's creation. What are a few of the things he says?

In Chapter 44 Sirach speaks at length about men of virtue and cites Enoch and Abraham. What does he say about such men?

In Chapter 45 Sirach speaks glowingly of Moses and other holy men. What does Sirach say about these good men?

In Chapter 46, Sirach speaks of Joshua, judges, Samuel. What does he say about them?

In Chapter 47, Sirach speaks of Nathan, David and Solomon. What does he say about them?

In Chapter 48 Sirach speaks of Elijah and Hezekiah in relation to God. What did he say?

In 49:1-9, Sirach speaks of Josiah and compares him and other holy men to the wicked. What does Sirach say?

In 49:10-19 Sirach speaks of Ezekiel and other holy men. What does he say of them?

In 50:1-17 Sirach speaks of Simon and his work for the temple. What does he say?

In 50:18-26 Sirach speaks of praising the Lord, presumably in just such a temple. What does he say?

In Chapter 51, the book comes full circle with Jesus the son of Sirach summing up with praise for the Lord and thoughts on wisdom and discipline.

In 51:38 Jesus gives a final word that hints at life after death. What does he say?