17 If you hear something that makes you angry with your neighbor, ask him about it before you threaten him. Leave the matter to the Law of the Most High.

References for Ben Sira 19:17

    • b 19:17 - [Some manuscripts add verses 17c-19:] and don't be angry. +V18+WFearing the Lord is the first step toward his accepting you; he will love you if you are wise. +V19+WLearn the Lord's commands. It is a discipline that gives life. Those who do what pleases him enjoy the fruit of the tree of immortality.