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Then Simon came down and raised his hands

over the whole congregation of Israelites,

to pronounce the blessing of the Lord with his lips,

and to glory in his name;


and they bowed down in worship a second time,

to receive the blessing from the Most High.


A Benediction


And now bless the God of all,

who everywhere works great wonders,

who fosters our growth from birth,

and deals with us according to his mercy.


May he give us gladness of heart,

and may there be peace in our days

in Israel, as in the days of old.


May he entrust to us his mercy,

and may he deliver us in our days!


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The commentary does not cover Sirach 50:20-24.