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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 32 > > Modern

32:1 If thou be made the master (of the feast) lift not thy selfe vp, but bee among them as one of the rest, take diligent care for them, and so sit downe.

  

32:1 If thou be made the master [of a feast,] lift not thyself up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down.

32:2 And when thou hast done all thy office, take thy place that thou mayest be merry with them, and receiue a crowne for thy well ordering of the feast.

32:2 And when thou hast done all thy office, take thy place, that thou mayest be merry with them, and receive a crown for thy well ordering of the feast.

32:3 Speake thou that art the elder, for it becometh thee, but with sound iudgement, and hinder not musicke.

32:3 Speak, thou that art the elder, for it becometh thee, but with sound judgment; and hinder not musick.

32:4 Powre not out words where there is a musitian, and shew not forth wisedome out of time.

32:4 Pour not out words where there is a musician, and shew not forth wisdom out of time.

32:5 A consort of musicke in a banket of wine, is as a signet of Carbuncle set in gold.

32:5 A concert of musick in a banquet of wine is as a signet of carbuncle set in gold.

32:6 As a signet of an Emeraud set in a worke of gold, so is the melodie of musicke with pleasant wine.

32:6 As a signet of an emerald set in a work of gold, so is the melody of musick with pleasant wine.

32:7 Speake yong man, if there be need of thee: and yet scarsely when thou art twise asked:

32:7 Speak, young man, if there be need of thee: and yet scarcely when thou art twice asked.

32:8 Let thy speach be short, comprehending much in few words, be as one that knoweth, and yet holdeth his tongue.

32:8 Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue.

32:9 If thou be among great men, make not thy selfe equall with them, and when ancient men are in place, vse not many words.

32:9 If thou be among great men, make not thyself equal with them; and when ancient men are in place, use not many words.

32:10 Before the thunder goeth lightening: and before a shamefast man shall goe fauour.

32:10 Before the thunder goeth lightning; and before a shamefaced man shall go favour.

32:11 Rise vp betimes, and be not the last: but get thee home without delay.

32:11 Rise up betimes, and be not the last; but get thee home without delay.

32:12 There take thy pastime, & do what thou wilt: but sinne not by proud speach

32:12 There take thy pastime, and do what thou wilt: but sin not by proud speech.

32:13 And for these things blesse him that made thee, and hath replenished thee with his good things.

32:13 And for these things bless him that made thee, and hath replenished thee with his good things.

32:14 Who so feareth the Lord, will receiue his discipline, and they that seeke him early, shall find fauour.

32:14 Whoso feareth the Lord will receive his discipline; and they that seek him early shall find favour.

32:15 He that seeketh the law, shall be filled therewith: but the hypocrite will be offended thereat.

32:15 He that seeketh the law shall be filled therewith: but the hypocrite will be offended thereat.

32:16 They that feare the Lord shall find iudgement, and shall kindle iustice as a light.

32:16 They that fear the Lord shall find judgment, and shall kindle justice as a light.

32:17 A sinfull man will not be reproued, but findeth an excuse according to his will.

32:17 A sinful man will not be reproved, but findeth an excuse according to his will.

32:18 A man of counsell will be considerate, but a strange and proud man is not daunted with feare, euen when of himselfe he hath done without counsell.

32:18 A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.

32:19 Doe nothing without aduice, and when thou hast once done, repent not.

32:19 Do nothing without advice; and when thou hast once done, repent not.

32:20 Goe not in a way wherein thou maiest fall, and stumble not among the stones.

32:20 Go not in a way wherein thou mayest fall, and stumble not among the stones.

32:21 Be not confident in a plaine way.

32:21 Be not confident in a plain way.

32:22 And beware of thine owne children.

32:22 And beware of thine own children.

32:23 In euery good worke trust thy owne soule: for this is the keeping of the commandements.

32:23 In every good work trust thy own soul; for this is the keeping of the commandments.

32:24 He that beleeueth in the Lord, taketh heed to the commandement, and he that trusted in him, shall fare neuer the worse.

32:24 He that believeth in the Lord taketh heed to the commandment; and he that trusteth in him shall fare never the worse.


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