Five New Testament Passages that Quote the Deuterocanonicals

This is a compilation of passages from the New Testament that appear to quote or lift some words directly from a Deuterocanonical book. I wanted to make this compilation because I often hear people say that the New Testament doesn't quote the Deuterocanonical books, and I think that's not true.

One thing I should note: for many Catholics, two things probably come to mind when they think about New Testament usage of the Deuterocanonical books. The first thing they may think of is a number of places where the New Testament directly lifts words from Deuterocanonical books. The second is a number of places where the New Testament talks about some stories from the Deuterocanonical books, without quoting them. I don't think any of the examples on this page clearly refer to the second thing. Perhaps I will make a page about that in the future. This page is about the first thing -- places where the New Testament directly lifts words from the Deuterocanonical books.

I hope this can serve as a resource for people who want to quickly site passages like these in discussions with Protestants. BTW I'd love to add to this; does anybody else know of places where the words in a New Testament passage appear to come directly from a Deuterocanonical book?

New Testament TextSource in DeuterocanonComments
James 1:19 - “Be quick to hear, slow to speak.”Sirach 5:11 - “Be quick to hear, deliberate in answering.”
Romans 12:15 - “Mourn with those who mourn.”Sirach 7:34 - “Mourn with those who mourn.”
1 Cor. 10:9-10 - “Some of them tempted, and perished by serpents. … Some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.”Judith 8:25 - “[For] murmuring against the Lord, [they] weredestroyed by the destroyer, and perished by serpents.”Textual variances obscure this. The modern texts of Judith 8 are widely different from the ancient texts and do not include the part about perishing by serpents and being destroyed by the destroyer. See the Douay-Rheims Bible for the version of Judith 8 that appears here. In 1 Cor. 10:11 Paul says that these verses were written for our sake. That means they were written by inspiration of God.
Hebrews 1:3 - “[Jesus] is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person...”Wisdom 7:26 - “[Wisdom] is the brightness of the everlasting light...and the image of his goodness.”The Greek word for “brightness” (apaugasma) isn’t found anywhere else in the Old Testament. It is only in these two passages, strengthening the fact that Wisdom was the source of the writer’s thought. In Heb. 1:1 the writer says this is what God had spoken through the prophets. That indicates that he was intentionally drawing this language from the Old Testament, and specified that it came from God.
2 Tim. 2:19 - “But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are his,’ and, ‘Let him turn away from unrighteousness’ -- everyone who names the name of the Lord.”Sirach 17:26 - "Return to the most High, and turn away from unrighteousness."Modern translations usually combine the last two phrases of 2 Tim. 2:19. The Greek text places the quotation from Sirach before the words “everyone who names the name of the Lord,” which is not a part of the quotation. The quotation “The Lord knows those who are his” is from Numbers 16:5 in the Greek translation of that time, which was called the Septuagint.

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