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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 20 > > Modern

20:1 There is a reproofe that is not comely: againe some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.

  

20:1 There is a reproof that is not comely: again, some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.

20:2 It is much better to reprooue, then to be angry secretly, and he that confesseth his fault, shall be preserued from hurt.

20:2 It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly: and he that confesseth his fault shall be preserved from hurt.

20:3 How good is it when thou art reproued, to shew repentance? For so shalt thou escape wilfull sinne.

20:3 How good is it, when thou art reproved, to shew repentance! for so shalt thou escape wilful sin.

20:4 As is the lust of an Eunuch to defloure a virgine; so is he that executeth iudgement with violence.

20:4 As is the lust of an eunuch to deflower a virgin; so is he that executeth judgment with violence.

20:5 There is one that keepeth silence and is found wise: and another by much babling becommeth hatefull.

20:5 There is one that keepeth silence, and is found wise: and another by much babbling becometh hateful.

20:6 Some man holdeth his tongue, because hee hath not to answere, and some keepeth silence, knowing his time.

20:6 Some man holdeth his tongue, because he hath not to answer: and some keepeth silence, knowing his time.

20:7 A wise man wil hold his tongue till he see opportunitie: but a babler and a foole will regard no time.

20:7 A wise man will hold his tongue till he see opportunity: but a babbler and a fool will regard no time.

20:8 He that vseth many words shalbe abhorred; and hee that taketh to himselfe authoritie therein, shalbe hated.

20:8 He that useth many words shall be abhorred; and he that taketh to himself authority therein shall be hated.

20:9 There is a sinner that hath good successe in euill things; and there is a gaine that turneth to losse.

20:9 There is a sinner that hath good success in evil things; and there is a gain that turneth to loss.

20:10 There is a gift that shall not profit thee; and there is a gift whose recompence is double.

20:10 There is a gift that shall not profit thee; and there is a gift whose recompence is double.

20:11 There is an abasement because of glory; and there is that lifteth vp his head from a low estate.

20:11 There is an abasement because of glory; and there is that lifteth up his head from a low estate.

20:12 There is that buyeth much for a little, and repayeth it seuen fold.

20:12 There is that buyeth much for a little, and repayeth it sevenfold.

20:13 A wise man by his words maketh himselfe beloued: but the graces of fooles shalbe powred out.

20:13 A wise man by his words maketh him beloved: but the graces of fools shall be poured out.

20:14 The gift of a foole shall doe thee no good when thou hast it; neither yet of the enuious for his necessitie: for hee looketh to receiue many things for one.

20:14 The gift of a fool shall do thee no good when thou hast it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh to receive many things for one.

20:15 Hee giueth little and vpbraideth much; hee openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he aske it againe: such an one is to be hated of God and man.

20:15 He giveth little, and upbraideth much; he openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he ask it again: such an one is to be hated of God and man.

20:16 The foole saith, I haue no friends, I haue no thanke for all my good deeds: and they that eate my bread speake euill of me.

20:16 The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thank for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.

20:17 How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorne? For hee knoweth not aright what it is to haue; and it is all one vnto him, as if he had it not.

20:17 How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorn! for he knoweth not aright what it is to have; and it is all one unto him as if he had it not.

20:18 To slip vpon a pauement, is better then to slip with the tongue: so, the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.

20:18 To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.

20:19 An vnseasonable tale will alwayes be in the mouth of the vnwise.

20:19 An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.

20:20 A wise sentence shall be reiected when it commeth out of a fools mouth: for he will not speake it in due season.

20:20 A wise sentence shall be rejected when it cometh out of a fool's mouth; for he will not speak it in due season.

20:21 There is that is hindred from sinning through want: and when hee taketh rest, he shall not be troubled.

20:21 There is that is hindered from sinning through want: and when he taketh rest, he shall not be troubled.

20:22 There is that destroyeth his owne soule through bashfulnesse, and by accepting of persons ouerthroweth himselfe.

20:22 There is that destroyeth his own soul through bashfulness, and by accepting of persons overthroweth himself.

20:23 There is that for bashfulnes promiseth to his friend, and maketh him his enemy for nothing.

20:23 There is that for bashfulness promiseth to his friend, and maketh him his enemy for nothing.

20:24 A lie is a foule blot in a man, yet it is continually in the mouth of the vntaught.

20:24 A lie is a foul blot in a man, yet it is continually in the mouth of the untaught.

20:25 A thiefe is better then a man that is accustomed to lie: but they both shall haue destruction to heritage.

20:25 A thief is better than a man that is accustomed to lie: but they both shall have destruction to heritage.

20:26 The disposition of a liar is dishonourable, and his shame is euer with him.

20:26 The disposition of a liar is dishonourable, and his shame is ever with him.

20:27 A wise man shall promote himselfe [to honour] with his words: and hee that hath vnderstanding, will please great men.

20:27 A wise man shall promote himself to honour with his words: and he that hath understanding will please great men.

20:28 He that tilleth his land, shall increase his heape: and he that pleaseth great men, shal get pardon for iniquity.

20:28 He that tilleth his land shall increase his heap: and he that pleaseth great men shall get pardon for iniquity.

20:29 Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and stoppe vp his mouth that he cannot reprooue.

20:29 Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and stop up his mouth that he cannot reprove.

20:30 Wisedome that is hidde, and treasure that is hoarded vp, what profit is in them both?

20:30 Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?

20:31 Better is he that hideth his folly, then a man that hideth his wisedome.

20:31 Better is he that hideth his folly than a man that hideth his wisdom.

20:32 Necessary patience in seeking the Lord, is better then he that leadeth his life without a guide.

20:32 Necessary patience in seeking ing the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.


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