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First Reading for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sirach 15:15-20

Summary: You can choose to keep the commandments and trust in God. God sees everything and gives you the choice between life and death, good and evil.

Choose Life or Death

If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; he has set before you fire and water to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.

Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.

Immense is the wisdom of the Lord; he is mighty in power, and all-seeing.

The eyes of God are on those who fear him; he understands man’s every deed.

No one does he command to act unjustly, to none does he give license to sin.

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