16 And I have waited. But because they do not speak, because they stand there and answer no more, 17 I too will answer my part; I too will explain what I know. 18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me constrains me. 19 Inside I am like wine that has no outlet, like new wineskins ready to burst! 20 I will speak, so that I may find relief; I will open my lips, so that I may answer.
Sirach 19:10Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus
8 With friend or foe do not report it, and unless it would be a sin for you, do not reveal it; 9 for someone may have heard you and watched you, and in time will hate you. 10 Have you heard something? Let it die with you. Be brave, it will not make you burst! 11 Having heard something, the fool suffers birth pangs like a woman in labor with a child. 12 Like an arrow stuck in a person's thigh, so is gossip inside a fool.
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