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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 10 > > Modern

10:1 A wise iudge will instruct his people, & the gouernement of a prudent man is well ordered.

  

10:1 A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.

10:2 As the iudge of the people is himselfe, so are his officers, and what maner of man the ruler of the citie is, such are all they that dwell therein.

10:2 As the judge of the people is himself, so are his officers; and what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are all they that dwell therein.

10:3 An vnwise king destroyeth his people, but through the prudence of them which are in authoritie, the citie shalbe inhabited.

10:3 An unwise king destroyeth his people; but through the prudence of them which are in authority the city shall be inhabited.

10:4 The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time hee will set ouer it one that is profitable.

10:4 The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time he will set over it one that is profitable.

10:5 In the hand of God is the prosperitie of man: and vpon the person of the scribe shall he lay his honour.

10:5 In the hand of God is the prosperity of man: and upon the person of the scribe shall he lay his honour.

10:6 Beare not hatred to thy neighbour for euery wrong, and do nothing at all by iniurious practises.

10:6 Bear not hatred to thy neighbour for every wrong; and do nothing at all by injurious practices.

10:7 Pride is hatefull before God, and man: and by both doeth one commit iniquitie.

10:7 Pride is hateful before God and man: and by both doth one commit iniquity.

10:8 Because of vnrighteous dealings, iniuries, and riches got by deceit, the kingdome is translated from one people to another.

10:8 Because of unrighteous dealings, injuries, and riches got by deceit, the kingdom is translated from one people to another.

10:9 Why is earth and ashes proude? There is not a more wicked thing, then a couetous man: for such an one setteth his owne soule to sale, because while he liueth, he casteth away his bowels.

10:9 Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.

10:10 The Phisition cutteth off a long disease, and he that is to day a King, to morrow shall die.

10:10 The physician cutteth off a long disease; and he that is to day a king to morrow shall die.

10:11 For when a man is dead, hee shall inherite creeping things, beastes and wormes.

10:11 For when a man is dead, he shall inherit creeping things, beasts, and worms.

10:12 The beginning of pride is, when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his maker.

10:12 The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.

10:13 For pride is the beginning of sinne, and hee that hath it, shall powre out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought vpon them strange calamities, and ouerthrew them vtterly.

10:13 For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.

10:14 The Lord hath cast downe the thrones of proud Princes, and set vp the meeke in their stead.

10:14 The Lord hath cast down the thrones of proud princes, and set up the meek in their stead.

10:15 The Lord hath plucked vp the rootes of the proud nations: and planted the lowly in their place.

10:15 The Lord hath plucked up the roots of the proud nations, and planted the lowly in their place.

10:16 The Lord ouerthrew countreys of the heathen: and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.

10:16 The Lord overthrew countries of the heathen, and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.

10:17 He tooke some of them away, and destroyed them, and hath made their memoriall to cease from the earth.

10:17 He took some of them away, and destroyed them, and hath made their memorial to cease from the earth.

10:18 Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are borne of a woman.

10:18 Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are born of a woman.

10:19 They that feare the Lord are a sure seed, and they that loue him, an honourable plant: they that regard not the Law, are a dishonourable seed, they that transgresse the commandements, are a deceiuable seed.

10:19 They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they that love him an honourable plant: they that regard not the law are a dishonourable seed; they that transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.

10:20 Among brethren he that is chiefe is honourable, so are they that feare the Lord in his eyes.

10:20 Among brethren he that is chief is honorable; so are they that fear the Lord in his eyes.

10:21 The feare of the Lord goeth before the obtayning of authoritie: but roughnesse and pride, is the loosing thereof.

10:21 The fear of the Lord goeth before the obtaining of authority: but roughness and pride is the losing thereof.

10:22 Whether hee bee rich, noble, or poore, their glorie is the feare of the Lord.

10:22 Whether he be rich, noble, or poor, their glory is the fear of the Lord.

10:23 It is not meet to despise the poore man that hath vnderstanding, neither is it conuenient to magnifie a sinnefull man.

10:23 It is not meet to despise the poor man that hath understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.

10:24 Great men, and Iudges, and Potentates shall bee honoured, yet is there none of them greater then he that feareth the Lord.

10:24 Great men, and judges, and potentates, shall be honoured; yet is there none of them greater than he that feareth the Lord.

10:25 Unto the seruant that is wise, shall they that are free doe seruice: and hee that hath knowledge, will not grudge when he is reformed.

10:25 Unto the servant that is wise shall they that are free do service: and he that hath knowledge will not grudge when he is reformed.

10:26 Be not ouerwise in doing thy busines, and boast not thy selfe in the time of thy distresse.

10:26 Be not overwise in doing thy business; and boast not thyself in the time of thy distress.

10:27 Better is he that laboureth and aboundeth in all things, then hee that boasteth himselfe, and wanteth bread.

10:27 Better is he that laboureth, and aboundeth in all things, than he that boasteth himself, and wanteth bread.

10:28 My sonne, glorifie thy soule in meekenesse, and giue it honour according to the dignitie thereof.

10:28 My son, glorify thy soul in meekness, and give it honour according to the dignity thereof.

10:29 Who wil iustifie him that sinneth against his owne soule? and who will honour him that dishonoureth his owne life?

10:29 Who will justify him that sinneth against his own soul? and who will honour him that dishonoureth his own life?

10:30 The poore man is honoured for his skill, and the rich man is honoured for his riches.

10:30 The poor man is honoured for his skill, and the rich man is honoured for his riches.

10:31 Hee that is honoured in pouertie, how much more in riches? And he that is dishonourable in riches, how much more in pouertie?

10:31 He that is honoured in poverty, how much more in riches? and he that is dishonourable in riches, how much more in poverty?


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