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The world is sustained by three things:
By justice, by truth, and by peace.
—Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel


Translation note 1:18) The Hebrew concludes with a ‘proof text’: “As it is said: ‘Judge you truthfully and a judgment of peace in your gates.’”[Zechariah 8:16] In some versions of Avot, the word at the end of the first phrase is omed, ‘stands’, making it the same as 1:2, and in others it is kayam,‘is sustained’.


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