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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 48 > > Modern

48:1 Then stood vp Elias the Prophet as fire, and his word burnt like a lampe.

  

48:1 Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned like a lamp.

48:2 He brought a sore famine vpon them, and by his zeale he diminished their number.

48:2 He brought a sore famine upon them, and by his zeal he diminished their number.

48:3 By the word of the Lord he shut vp the heauen, and also three times brought downe fire.

48:3 By the word of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and also three times brought down fire.

48:4 O Elias, how wast thou honoured in thy wondrous deedes! and who may glory like vnto thee!

48:4 O Elias, how wast thou honoured in thy wondrous deeds! and who may glory like unto thee!

48:5 Who didst raise vp a dead man from death, & his soule from the place of the dead by the word of the most Hie.

48:5 Who didst raise up a dead man from death, and his soul from the place of the dead, by the word of the most High:

48:6 Who broughtest kings to destruction, and honourable men from their bedde.

48:6 Who broughtest kings to destruction, and honorable men from their bed:

48:7 Who heardest the rebuke of the Lord in Sinai, and in Horeb the iudgment of vengeance.

48:7 Who heardest the rebuke of the Lord in Sinai, and in Horeb the judgment of vengeance:

48:8 Who anointed kings to take reuenge, & Prophets to succeed after him:

48:8 Who annointedst kings to take revenge, and prophets to succeed after him:

48:9 Who wast taken vp in a whirlewinde of fire, and in a charet of fierie horses:

48:9 Who was taken up in a whirlwind of fire, and in a chariot of fiery horses:

48:10 Who wast ordained for reproofes in their times, to pacifie the wrath of the Lordes iudgement before it brake foorth into fury, and to turne the heart of the father vnto the sonne, and to restore the tribes of Iacob.

48:10 Who wast ordained for reproofs in their times, to pacify the wrath of the Lord's judgment, before it brake forth into fury, and to turn the heart of the father unto the son, and to restore the tribes of Jacob.

48:11 Blessed are they that saw thee, and slept in loue, for we shal surely liue.

48:11 Blessed are they that saw thee, and slept in love; for we shall surely live.

48:12 Elias it was, who was couered with a whirlewinde: and Elizeus was filled with his spirit: whilest he liued he was not mooued [with the presence] of any prince, neither could any bring him into subiection.

48:12 Elias it was, who was covered with a whirlwind: and Eliseus was filled with his spirit: whilst he lived, he was not moved with the presence of any prince, neither could any bring him into subjection.

48:13 No word could ouercome him, & after his death his body prophecied.

48:13 No word could overcome him; and after his death his body prophesied.

48:14 He did wonders in his life, and at his death were his works marueilous.

48:14 He did wonders in his life, and at his death were his works marvellous.

48:15 For all this the people repented not, neither departed they from their sinnes, till they were spoiled and caried out of their land, and were scattered through all the earth: yet there remained a small people, and a ruler in the house of Dauid:

48:15 For all this the people repented not, neither departed they from their sins, till they were spoiled and carried out of their land, and were scattered through all the earth: yet there remained a small people, and a ruler in the house of David:

48:16 Of whom, some did that which was pleasing to God, and some multiplied sinnes.

48:16 Of whom some did that which was pleasing to God, and some multiplied sins.

48:17 Ezekias fortified his citie, and brought in water into the midst thereof: he digged the hard rocke with yron, and made welles for waters.

48:17 Ezekias fortified his city, and brought in water into the midst thereof: he digged the hard rock with iron, and made wells for waters.

48:18 In his time Sennacherib came vp, and sent Rabsaces, and lift vp his hand against Sion, & boasted proudly.

48:18 In his time Sennacherib came up, and sent Rabsaces, and lifted up his hand against Sion, and boasted proudly.

48:19 Then trembled their hearts and handes, and they were in paine as women in trauell.

48:19 Then trembled their hearts and hands, and they were in pain, as women in travail.

48:20 But they called vpon the Lord which is mercifull, and stretched out their hands towards him, and immediatly the holy One heard them out of heauen, and deliuered them by the ministery of Esay.

48:20 But they called upon the Lord which is merciful, and stretched out their hands toward him: and immediately the Holy One heard them out of heaven, and delivered them by the ministry of Esay.

48:21 He smote the hoste of the Assyrians, and his Angel destroyed them.

48:21 He smote the host of the Assyrians, and his angel destroyed them.

48:22 For Ezekias had done the thing that pleased the Lord, and was strong in the wayes of Dauid his father, as Esay the Prophet, who was great and faithfull in his vision, had commaunded him.

48:22 For Ezekias had done the thing that pleased the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, as Esay the prophet, who was great and faithful in his vision, had commanded him.

48:23 In his time the Sunne went backeward, and hee lengthened the kings life.

48:23 In his time the sun went backward, and he lengthened the king's life.

48:24 Hee sawe by an excellent spirit what should come to passe at the last, and hee comforted them that mourned in Sion.

48:24 He saw by an excellent spirit what should come to pass at the last, and he comforted them that mourned in Sion.

48:25 He shewed what should come to passe for euer, and secret things or euer they came.

48:25 He shewed what should come to pass for ever, and secret things or ever they came.


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