Sirach 21:10

Deuterocanon (Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus)

8 Whoever builds his house with other people's money is like one who gathers stones for his burial mound. 9 An assembly of the wicked is like a bundle of tow, and their end is a blazing fire. 10 The way of sinners is paved with smooth stones, but at its end is the pit of Hades. 11 Whoever keeps the law controls his thoughts, and the fulfillment of the fear of the Lord is wisdom. 12 The one who is not clever cannot be taught, but there is a cleverness that increases bitterness. Source

Date: 195-175 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Matthew 7:13

New Testament

11 If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it! 15 “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. Source

Date: 70-90 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
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