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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 2 > > Modern

2:1 My sonne, if thou come to serue the Lorde, prepare thy soule for temptation.

  

2:1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.

2:2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.

2:2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.

2:3 Cleaue vnto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.

2:3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.

2:4 Whatsoeuer is brought vpon thee, take cheerefully, and bee patient when thou art changed to a lowe estate.

2:4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.

2:5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of aduersitie.

2:5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

2:6 Beleeue in him, and he will helpe thee, order thy way aright, and trust in him.

2:6 Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright, and trust in him.

2:7 Ye that feare the Lord, waite for his mercie, and goe not aside, lest ye fall.

2:7 Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.

2:8 Yee that feare the Lord, beleeue him, and your reward shall not faile.

2:8 Ye that fear the Lord, believe him; and your reward shall not fail.

2:9 Ye that feare the Lord, hope for good, and for euerlasting ioy and mercy.

2:9 Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy and mercy.

2:10 Looke at the generations of old, and see, did euer any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his feare, & was forsaken? or whom did hee euer despise, that called vpon him?

2:10 Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his fear, and was forsaken? or whom did he ever despise, that called upon him?

2:11 For the Lord is full of compassion, and mercie, longsuffering, and very pitifull, and forgiueth sinnes, and saueth in time of affliction.

2:11 For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and very pitiful, and forgiveth sins, and saveth in time of affliction.

2:12 Woe be to fearefull hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two wayes.

2:12 Woe be to fearful hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two ways!

2:13 Woe vnto him that is faint hearted, for he beleeueth not, therefore shall he not be defended.

2:13 Woe unto him that is fainthearted! for he believeth not; therefore shall he not be defended.

2:14 Woe vnto you that haue lost patience: and what will ye doe when the Lord shall visite you?

2:14 Woe unto you that have lost patience! and what will ye do when the Lord shall visit you?

2:15 They that feare the Lord, will not disobey his word, and they that loue him, will keepe his wayes.

2:15 They that fear the Lord will not disobey his Word; and they that love him will keep his ways.

2:16 They that feare the Lord, will seeke that which is well pleasing vnto him, and they that loue him, shall bee filled with the Law.

2:16 They that fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.

2:17 They that feare the Lord, will prepare their hearts, and humble their soules in his sight:

2:17 They that fear the Lord will prepare their hearts, and humble their souls in his sight,

2:18 [Saying], We will fal into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his maiestie is, so is his mercie.

2:18 Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.


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