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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 18 > > Modern

18:1 Hee that liueth for euer, created all things in generall.

  

18:1 He that liveth for ever, created all things in general.

18:2 The Lord onely is righteous, and there is none other but he.

18:2 The Lord only is righteous, and there is none other but he,

18:3 Who gouerneth the world with the palme of his hand, and all things obey his will, for he is the king of all, by his power diuiding holy things among them from prophane.

18:3 Who governeth the world with the palm of his hand, and all things obey his will: for he is the King of all, by his power dividing holy things among them from profane.

18:4 To whom hath he giuen power to declare his works? and who shall finde out his noble actes?

18:4 To whom hath he given power to declare his works? and who shall find out his noble acts?

18:5 Who shall number the strength of his maiestie? And who shall also tel out his mercies?

18:5 Who shall number the strength of his majesty? and who shall also tell out his mercies?

18:6 As for the wonderous workes of the Lord, there may nothing bee taken from them, neither may any thing bee put vnto them, neither can the ground of them be found out.

18:6 As for the wondrous works of the Lord, there may nothing be taken from them, neither may any thing be put unto them, neither can the ground of them be found out.

18:7 When a man hath done, then he beginneth, and when hee leaueth off, then he shall be doubtfull.

18:7 When a man hath done, then he beginneth; and when he leaveth off, then he shall be doubtful.

18:8 What is man, and whereto serueth he? What is his good, & what is his euil?

18:8 What is man, and whereto serveth he? what is his good, and what is his evil?

18:9 The number of a mans dayes at the most are an hundred yeeres.

18:9 The number of a man's days at the most are an hundred years.

18:10 As a drop of water vnto the Sea, and a grauell stone in comparison of the sand, so are a thousand yeeres to the dayes of eternitie.

18:10 As a drop of water unto the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity.

18:11 Therfore is God patient with them, & powreth forth his mercy vpon them.

18:11 Therefore is God patient with them, and poureth forth his mercy upon them.

18:12 He saw and perceiued their end to be euill, therefore he multiplied his compassion.

18:12 He saw and perceived their end to be evil; therefore he multiplied his compassion.

18:13 The mercy of man is toward his neighbour, but the mercy of the Lord is vpon all flesh: he reprooueth and nurtureth, and teacheth, & bringeth againe as a shepheard his flocke.

18:13 The mercy of man is toward his neighbour; but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock.

18:14 He hath mercy on them that receiue discipline, and that diligently seeke after his iudgements.

18:14 He hath mercy on them that receive discipline, and that diligently seek after his judgments.

18:15 My sonne, blemish not thy good deeds, neither vse vncomfortable words when thou giuest any thing.

18:15 My son, blemish not thy good deeds, neither use uncomfortable words when thou givest any thing.

18:16 Shall not the deaw asswage the heate? So is a word better then a gift.

18:16 Shall not the dew asswage the heat? so is a word better than a gift.

18:17 Loe is not a word better then a gift? But both are with a gracious man.

18:17 Lo, is not a word better than a gift? but both are with a gracious man.

18:18 A foole will vpbraide churlishly, and a gift of the enuious consumeth the eyes.

18:18 A fool will upbraid churlishly, and a gift of the envious consumeth the eyes.

18:19 Learne before thou speake, and vse phisicke, or euer thou be sicke.

18:19 Learn before thou speak, and use physick or ever thou be sick.

18:20 Before iudgement examine thy selfe, and in the day of visitation thou shalt find mercy.

18:20 Before judgment examine thyself, and in the day of visitation thou shalt find mercy.

18:21 Humble thy selfe before thou be sicke, and in the time of sinnes shew repentance.

18:21 Humble thyself before thou be sick, and in the time of sins shew repentance.

18:22 Let nothing hinder thee to pay thy vowe in due time, and deferre not vntill death to be iustified.

18:22 Let nothing hinder thee to pay thy vow in due time, and defer not until death to be justified.

18:23 Before thou prayest, prepare thy selfe, and be not as one that tempteth the Lord.

18:23 Before thou prayest, prepare thyself; and be not as one that tempteth the Lord.

18:24 Thinke vpon the wrath that shall be at the end; and the time of vengeance when he shall turne away his face.

18:24 Think upon the wrath that shall be at the end, and the time of vengeance, when he shall turn away his face.

18:25 When thou hast enough remember the time of hunger, and when thou art rich thinke vpon pouerty and need.

18:25 When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger: and when thou art rich, think upon poverty and need.

18:26 From the morning vntill the euening the time is changed, and all things are soone done before the Lord.

18:26 From the morning until the evening the time is changed, and all things are soon done before the Lord.

18:27 A wise man will feare in euery thing, and in the day of sinning he will beware of offence: but a foole will not obserue time.

18:27 A wise man will fear in every thing, and in the day of sinning he will beware of offence: but a fool will not observe time.

18:28 Euery man of vnderstanding knoweth wisedome, and wil giue praise vnto him that found her.

18:28 Every man of understanding knoweth wisdom, and will give praise unto him that found her.

18:29 They that were of vnderstanding in sayings, became also wise themselues, and powred forth exquisite parables.

18:29 They that were of understanding in sayings became also wise themselves, and poured forth exquisite parables.

18:30 Goe not after thy lustes, but refraine thy selfe from thine appetites.

18:30 Go not after thy lusts, but refrain thyself from thine appetites.

18:31 If thou giuest thy soule the desires that please her, she will make thee a laughing stocke to thine enemies, that maligne thee.

18:31 If thou givest thy soul the desires that please her, she will make thee a laughingstock to thine enemies that malign thee.

18:32 Take not pleasure in much good cheere, neither be tyed to the expence thereof.

18:32 Take not pleasure in much good cheer, neither be tied to the expence thereof.

18:33 Be not made a begger by banquetting vpon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in thy purse, for thou shalt lie in waite for thy owne life: and be talked on.

18:33 Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in thy purse: for thou shalt lie in wait for thine own life, and be talked on.


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