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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 33 > > Modern

33:1 There shall no euill happen vnto him that feareth the Lord, but in temptation euen againe he will deliuer him.

  

33:1 There shall no evil happen unto him that feareth the Lord; but in temptation even again he will deliver him.

33:2 A wise man hateth not the Law, but he that is an hypocrite therein, is as a ship in a storme.

33:2 A wise man hateth not the law; but he that is an hypocrite therein is as a ship in a storm.

33:3 A man of vnderstanding trusteth in the Law, and the Law is faithfull vnto him, as an oracle.

33:3 A man of understanding trusteth in the law; and the law is faithful unto him, as an oracle.

33:4 Prepare what to say, and so thou shalt be heard, and binde vp instruction, and then make answere.

33:4 Prepare what to say, and so thou shalt be heard: and bind up instruction, and then make answer.

33:5 The heart of the foolish is like a cartwheele: and his thoughts are like a rolling axeltree.

33:5 The heart of the foolish is like a cartwheel; and his thoughts are like a rolling axletree.

33:6 A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, hee neigheth vnder euery one that sitteth vpon him.

33:6 A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neigheth under every one that sitteth upon him.

33:7 Why doth one day excell another? When as all the light of euery day in the yeere is of the Sunne.

33:7 Why doth one day excel another, when as all the light of every day in the year is of the sun?

33:8 By the knowledge of the Lord they were distinguished: and he altered seasons and feasts.

33:8 By the knowledge of the Lord they were distinguished: and he altered seasons and feasts.

33:9 Some of them hath hee made high dayes, and hallowed [them], and some of them hath hee made ordinary dayes.

33:9 Some of them hath he made high days, and hallowed them, and some of them hath he made ordinary days.

33:10 And all men are from the ground, and Adam was created of earth.

33:10 And all men are from the ground, and Adam was created of earth:

33:11 In much knowledge the Lord hath diuided them, and made their wayes diuers.

33:11 In much knowledge the Lord hath divided them, and made their ways diverse.

33:12 Some of them hath hee blessed, and exalted, and some of them hath hee sanctified, and set neere himselfe: but some of them hath hee cursed, and brought low, and turned out of their places.

33:12 Some of them hath he blessed and exalted and some of them he sanctified, and set near himself: but some of them hath he cursed and brought low, and turned out of their places.

33:13 As the clay is in the potters hand to fashion it at his pleasure: so man is in the hand of him that made him, to render to them as liketh him best.

33:13 As the clay is in the potter's hand, to fashion it at his pleasure: so man is in the hand of him that made him, to render to them as liketh him best.

33:14 Good is set against euill, and life against death: so is the godly against the sinner, and the sinner against the godly.

33:14 Good is set against evil, and life against death: so is the godly against the sinner, and the sinner against the godly.

33:15 So looke vpon all the workes of the most High, and there are two and two, one against another.

33:15 So look upon all the works of the most High; and there are two and two, one against another.

33:16 I awaked vp last of all, as one that gathereth after the grape-gatherers: by the blessing of the Lord I profited, and filled my wine-presse, like a gatherer of grapes.

33:16 I awaked up last of all, as one that gathereth after the grapegatherers: by the blessing of the Lord I profited, and tred my winepress like a gatherer of grapes.

33:17 Consider that I laboured not for my selfe onely, but for all them that seeke learning;

33:17 Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning.

33:18 Heare me, O ye great men of the people, and hearken with your eares ye rulers of the Congregation:

33:18 Hear me, O ye great men of the people, and hearken with your ears, ye rulers of the congregation.

33:19 Giue not thy sonne, and wife, thy brother and friend power ouer thee while thou liuest, and giue not thy goods to another, lest it repent thee: and thou intreat for the same againe.

33:19 Give not thy son and wife, thy brother and friend, power over thee while thou livest, and give not thy goods to another: lest it repent thee, and thou intreat for the same again.

33:20 As long as thou liuest and hast breath in thee, giue not thy selfe ouer to any.

33:20 As long as thou livest and hast breath in thee, give not thyself over to any.

33:21 For better it is that thy children should seeke to thee, then that thou shouldst stand to their courtesie.

33:21 For better it is that thy children should seek to thee, than that thou shouldest stand to their courtesy.

33:22 In all thy workes keepe to thy selfe the preheminence, leaue not a staine in thine honour.

33:22 In all thy works keep to thyself the preeminence; leave not a stain in thine honour.

33:23 At the time when thou shalt end thy dayes, and finish thy life, distribute thine inheritance.

33:23 At the time when thou shalt end thy days, and finish thy life, distribute thine inheritance.

33:24 Fodder, a wand, and burdens, are for the asse: and bread, correction, and worke for a seruant.

33:24 Fodder, a wand, and burdens, are for the ass; and bread, correction, and work, for a servant.

33:25 If thou set thy seruant to labour, thou shalt finde rest: but if thou let him goe idle, he shall seeke libertie.

33:25 If thou set thy servant to labour, thou shalt find rest: but if thou let him go idle, he shall seek liberty.

33:26 A yoke and a collar doe bow the necke: so are tortures and torments for an euill seruant.

33:26 A yoke and a collar do bow the neck: so are tortures and torments for an evil servant.

33:27 Sende him to labour that hee be not idle: for idlenesse teacheth much euill.

33:27 Send him to labour, that he be not idle; for idleness teacheth much evil.

33:28 Set him to worke, as is fit for him; if he be not obedient, put on more heauy fetters.

33:28 Set him to work, as is fit for him: if he be not obedient, put on more heavy fetters.

33:29 But be not excessiue toward any, and without discretion doe nothing.

33:29 But be not excessive toward any; and without discretion do nothing.

33:30 If thou haue a seruant, let him bee vnto thee as thy selfe, because thou hast bought him with a price.

33:30 If thou have a servant, let him be unto thee as thyself, because thou hast bought him with a price.

33:31 If thou haue a seruant, intreate him as a brother: for thou hast neede of him, as of thine owne soule: if thou intreate him euill, and he runne from thee, which way wilt thou goe to seeke him?

33:31 If thou have a servant, entreat him as a brother: for thou hast need of him, as of thine own soul: if thou entreat him evil, and he run from thee, which way wilt thou go to seek him?


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