Jesus Bar Sirach is a false teacher leading us away from the truth.
The Catholic Bible includes the book of Sirach. It has to be said that not all Catholic versions includes this book. The reason why some Catholic publishers have omitted this book, might be because they do not want to include a book that contradicts so many other verses in the Holy Bible.
Let me start with:
«He who honors his father atones for sins».
Its important to first understand the meaning of the Jewish word «atonement». The Britannica online encyclopedia define atonement (religion), as the process by which a person removes obstacles to his reconciliation with God.
The Bible says that there is no other atonement for sins, than the blood of Jesus, who is God the Son. Any other atonement will not work. Before Jesus died on the cross, the Jewish people made atonement for sins by blood sacrifices. Of bulls, lambs, pigeons and doves.
«Water quenches a flaming fire, and alms atone for sins».
This is the verse, that made the Pope include this book into the Catholic cannon in the year 1566 A.D. Its promotes a false gospel of salvation by works, almsgiving and indulgences. Our works can not pay the price for our sins. Only the blood of the Messiah can pay this price.
«If you take a stranger into your house, he will cause you trouble. He will estrange you from your household».
This is paganism, and is a blunt contradiction of everything the Judeo-Christian faith stands for.
«I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me».
The Jews was commanded to look well after aliens and strangers. All who believe in Jesus as the Messiah has to invite people who are not our friends to our parties, including the blind, the crippled and lame. Jesus Bar Sirach is not even a good Samaritan.
«Give to a goodly man, do not help the sinner».
This verse of Sirach brands him as a possible Pharisee. It contradict all the work of Jesus of Nazareth, who loved sinners and helped them.
«For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners. But wisdom is proved right by her actions»
Thats one of the reasons why he was hated by the Pharisees. They persecuted him, and finally approved of His crucifixion.
«A great anxiety has God allotted, and a heavy yoke, to the sons of men. From the day one leaves his mother’s womb to the day he returns to the mother of all the living».
This contradicts the book of Genesis, who says Eve is the mother of all the living.
«Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living».
We are surely not going to depart and return to Her. Jesus of Nazareth also said that God is our Father. Never did He say that we will return to God our Mother.
Sirach 40: 28:
«My son, live not the life of a beggar, better to die than to beg».
This is words of a man filled with pride, and not at all a divinely inspired words. Lazarus was a beggar, but died and entered the Kingdom at the side of Abraham. The Rich man, who did not have to beg, ended up in Hell.