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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 27 > > Modern

27:1 Many haue sinned for a smal matter: & he that seeketh for abundance will turne his eies away.

  

27:1 Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.

27:2 As a naile sticketh fast betweene the ioynings of the stones: so doth sinne sticke close betweene buying and selling.

27:2 As a nail sticketh fast between the joinings of the stones; so doth sin stick close between buying and selling.

27:3 Unlesse a man hold himselfe diligently in the feare of the Lord, his house shall soone be ouerthrowen.

27:3 Unless a man hold himself diligently in the fear of the Lord, his house shall soon be overthrown.

27:4 As when one sifteth with a sieue, the refuse remaineth, so the filth of man in his talke.

27:4 As when one sifteth with a sieve, the refuse remaineth; so the filth of man in his talk.

27:5 The furnace prooueth the potters vessell: so the triall of man is in his reasoning.

27:5 The furnace proveth the potter's vessels; so the trial of man is in his reasoning.

27:6 The fruite declareth if the tree haue beene dressed: so is the vtterance of a conceit in the heart of man.

27:6 The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man.

27:7 Praise no man before thou hearest him speake, for this is the triall of men.

27:7 Praise no man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men.

27:8 If thou followest righteousnesse, thou shalt obtaine her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe.

27:8 If thou followest righteousness, thou shalt obtain her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe.

27:9 The birds will resort vnto their like, so will truth returne vnto them that practise in her.

27:9 The birds will resort unto their like; so will truth return unto them that practise in her.

27:10 As the Lyon lieth in waite for the pray: so sinne for them that worke iniquity.

27:10 As the lion lieth in wait for the prey; so sin for them that work iniquity.

27:11 The discourse of a godly man is alwaies with wisedome: but a foole changeth as the Moone.

27:11 The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.

27:12 If thou be among the vndiscreet, obserue the time: but be continually among men of vnderstanding.

27:12 If thou be among the indiscreet, observe the time; but be continually among men of understanding.

27:13 The discourse of fooles is irksome, and their sport is in the wantonnesse of sinne.

27:13 The discourse of fools is irksome, and their sport is the wantonness of sin.

27:14 The talke of him that sweareth much, maketh the haire stand vpright: and their braules make one stop his eares.

27:14 The talk of him that sweareth much maketh the hair stand upright; and their brawls make one stop his ears.

27:15 The strife of the proud is blood-shedding, and their reuilings are grieuous to the eare.

27:15 The strife of the proud is bloodshedding, and their revilings are grievous to the ear.

27:16 Who so discouereth secrets, looseth his credit: and shall neuer find friend to his minde.

27:16 Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind.

27:17 Loue thy friend, and be faithfull vnto him: but if thou bewrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.

27:17 Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.

27:18 For as a man hath destroyed his enemie: so hast thou lost the loue of thy neighbour.

27:18 For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbor.

27:19 As one that letteth a bird goe out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour goe; and shalt not get him againe.

27:19 As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again

27:20 Follow after him no more, for he is too far off, he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.

27:20 Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.

27:21 As for a wound it may be bound vp, and after reuiling there may be reconcilement: but he that bewrayeth secrets is without hope.

27:21 As for a wound, it may be bound up; and after reviling there may be reconcilement: but he that betrayeth secrets is without hope.

27:22 He that winketh with the eies worketh euil, and he that knoweth him will depart from him.

27:22 He that winketh with the eyes worketh evil: and he that knoweth him will depart from him.

27:23 When thou art present he will speake sweetly, and will admire thy words: but at the last he will writhe his mouth, and slander thy sayings.

27:23 When thou art present, he will speak sweetly, and will admire thy words: but at the last he will writhe his mouth, and slander thy sayings.

27:24 I haue hated many things, but nothing like him, for the Lord will hate him.

27:24 I have hated many things, but nothing like him; for the Lord will hate him.

27:25 Who so casteth a stone on high, casteth it on his owne head, and a deceitfull stroke shall make wounds.

27:25 Whoso casteth a stone on high casteth it on his own head; and a deceitful stroke shall make wounds.

27:26 Who so diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that setteth a trap shall be taken therein.

27:26 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that setteth a trap shall be taken therein.

27:27 He that worketh mischiefe, it shall fall vpon him, and he shall not know whence it commeth.

27:27 He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.

27:28 Mockery and reproach are from the proud: but vengeance as a Lyon shall lie in waite for them.

27:28 Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but vengeance, as a lion, shall lie in wait for them.

27:29 They that reioyce at the fall of the righteous shalbe taken in the snare, and anguish shall consume them before they die.

27:29 They that rejoice at the fall of the righteous shall be taken in the snare; and anguish shall consume them before they die.

27:30 Malice and wrath, euen these are abhominations, and the sinfull man shall haue them both.

27:30 Malice and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful man shall have them both.


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