1883 Haydock Douay Rheims Bible

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Sirach 29:15 Shut up alms in the heart of the poor, and it shall obtain help for thee against all evil.

Heart. Greek, "thy store-houses," the poor. (Calmet) --- I never read that one who was liberal to the poor came to an evil death, as he has so many to intercede for him, whose prayers must be heard. (St. Jerome, ad Nepot.) --- Works of mercy produce the best fruits. (Worthington)