Psalm 119:167

Hebrew Bible

165 Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble. 166 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord, and I obey your commands. 167 I keep your rules; I love them greatly. 168 I keep your precepts and rules, for you are aware of everything I do. 169 ת (Tav) Listen to my cry for help, O Lord. Give me insight by your word.

Sirach 15:13

Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus

11 Do not say, "It was the Lord's doing that I fell away"; for he does not do what he hates. 12 Do not say, "It was he who led me astray"; for he has no need of the sinful. 13 The Lord hates all abominations; such things are not loved by those who fear him. 14 It was he who created humankind in the beginning, and he left them in the power of their own free choice. 15 If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice.

 Notes and References

Hughes, Julie A. Scriptural Allusions and Exegesis in the Hodayot (pp. 29-30) Brill, 2006

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