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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter VII

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1Every priest to-day (and till the end of time) must be temperate as regards his food and drink and sleep: 1 In Boh. the list of prohibitions starts with wine and the reference to sleep is omitted. neither should he talk about events connected with this world, nor listen to anyone who is talking about them. 2Rather should he spend his whole life occupied with prayer and vigils and recitation until our God sends for him in peace. 3Every man on earth, be he priest or monk (for after a long time they will love the life of holy retreat), must renounce the world and all its evil cares and join in the holy service the angels render in purity to God. 2 Lit. ‘and be in the holy service of the angels of the pure God’. 4And they will be honoured before God and his angels because of their holy sacrifices and their angelic service, which is like the archetype that is rendered in the heavens. 5And the angels will be their friends, because of their perfect faith and their purity; and great is their honour before God. 6,7In a word, whether great or small, sinlessness is required of us. The chief sins worthy of repentance are these: You shall not kill with the 8sword; You shall not kill with the tongue either: You shall not commit fornication with your body; You shall not commit fornication with your thoughts; You shall not go in to the young to defile them: You shall not be envious; You shall not be angry until the sun has set; You shall not be proud in dispositon; You shall not rejoice over your neighbour's fall: You shall not slander; You shall not look at a woman with a lustful eye; and, Do not readily listen to slander. 3 In this catalogue Boh. adds a reference to blasphemy and omits the last clause: there are also other minor differences. We need to beware of these things, and of others like them, till each one of us is secure from the wrath that shall be revealed from heaven.

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1 In Boh. the list of prohibitions starts with wine and the reference to sleep is omitted.

2 Lit. ‘and be in the holy service of the angels of the pure God’.

3 In this catalogue Boh. adds a reference to blasphemy and omits the last clause: there are also other minor differences.

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