4 There were statesmen whose policies governed the people, rulers who issued decrees, scholars who spoke wise words, and those who used pointed proverbs,

References for Ben Sira 44:4

    • b 44:4 - [Probable Hebrew text] rulers who issued decrees; [Greek unclear.]
    • c 44:4 - [Hebrew] scholars . . . words; [Greek unclear.]
    • d 44:4 - [Hebrew] and those . . . proverbs; [Greek does not have these words.]