19 Your name can be preserved if you have children or if you establish a city, but finding Wisdom is a better way. Owning livestock and orchards will make you famous, but it is better to have a wife you love.

References for Ben Sira 40:19

    • f 40:19 - [Hebrew] but finding Wisdom . . . famous; [Greek does not have these words.]
    • g 40:19 - [Hebrew] wife you love; [Greek] blameless wife.