|Sirach 15: 15 - 20
||If you will, you can keep the commandments, and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice.
||He has placed before you fire and water: stretch out your hand for whichever you wish.
||Before a man are life and death, and whichever he chooses will be given to him.
||For great is the wisdom of the Lord; he is mighty in power and sees everything;
||his eyes are on those who fear him, and he knows every deed of man.
||He has not commanded any one to be ungodly, and he has not given any one permission to sin.