Hold the physician in
honor, for he is essential
to you, and God it was
who established his
profession.

From God the doctor
has his wisdom, and the
king provides for his
sustenance.

His knowledge makes
the doctor distinguished,
and gives him access to
those in authority.

God makes the earth
yield healing herbs
which the prudent man
should not neglect;

Was not the water
sweetened by a twig
that men might learn his
power?

He endows men with
the knowledge to glory
in his mighty works,

Through which the
doctor eases pain and
the druggist prepares his
medicines;

Thus God's creative
work continues without
cease in its efficacy on
the surface of the earth.

Sirach 38