The CHIEF and PRINCIPAL THINGS for man’s Life

The CHIEF THING for man’s life is water and bread, and clothing, and a house to cover shame” (Sirach 29:27). But it is also written:
The PRINCIPAL THINGS necessary for the life of men, are water, fire, and iron, salt, milk, and bread of flour, and honey, and the cluster of the grape, and oil, and clothing. All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil” (Sirach 39:31,32).