Sirach 33:23Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus
21 While you are still alive and have breath in you, do not let anyone take your place. 22 For it is better that your children should ask from you than that you should look to the hand of your children. 23 Excel in all that you do; bring no stain upon your honor. 24 At the time when you end the days of your life, in the hour of death, distribute your inheritance. 25 Fodder and a stick and burdens for a donkey; bread and discipline and work for a slave. 26 Set your slave to work, and you will find rest; leave his hands idle, and he will seek liberty.
11 Then Jesus said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that will belong to me.’ So he divided his assets between them. 13 After a few days, the younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle. 14 Then after he had spent everything, a severe famine took place in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and worked for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He was longing to eat the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
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