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Comment: Liberty : Free-Will in Bible (OT).

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Liberty : Free-Will in Bible (OT).

Ecclesiasticus [Sirach] 15:11-20 (GNT)
Free Will :

11 Don't blame the Lord for your sin; the Lord does not cause what He hates. 12 Don't claim that He has misled you; He doesn't need the help of sinners to accomplish His purposes. 13 The Lord hates evil in all its forms, and those who fear the Lord find nothing attractive in evil. 14 When, in the beginning, the Lord created human beings, He left them free to do as they wished. 15 If you want to, you can keep the Lord's commands. You can decide whether you will be loyal to Him or not. 16 He has placed fire and water before you; reach out and take whichever you want. 17 YOU HAVE A CHOICE between life and death; you will get whichever YOU Choose. 18 The Lord's wisdom and power are great and He sees everything. 19 He is aware of everything a person does, and He takes care of those who fear Him. 20 He has never commanded anyone to be faithless (or wicked), nor given anyone permission to sin.