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’.