17 Noah was a perfectly righteous man. After destruction came, he gave the human race a new start. Because of him there were people left on earth when the flood was over. 1

References for Ben Sira 44:17

    • 44 44:17 - 44.17, 18 Gn 6.9--9.17.
    • f 44:17 - [Hebrew] gave . . . start; [Greek] was taken in exchange for the human race.