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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 7 > > Modern

7:1 Doe no euill, so shall no harme come vnto thee.

  

7:1 Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.

7:2 Depart from the vniust, and iniquitie shall turne away from thee.

7:2 Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee.

7:3 My sonne, sow not vpon the furrowes of vnrighteousnesse, and thou shalt not reape them seuen folde.

7:3 My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.

7:4 Seeke not of the Lord preheminence, neither of the King the seate of honour.

7:4 Seek not of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honour.

7:5 Iustifie not thy selfe before the Lord, and boast not of thy wisedome before the king.

7:5 justify not thyself before the Lord; and boast not of thy wisdom before the king.

7:6 Seeke not to be iudge, being not able to take away iniquitie, lest at any time thou feare the person of the mightie, and lay a stumbling blocke in the way of thy vprightnesse.

7:6 Seek not to be judge, being not able to take away iniquity; lest at any time thou fear the person of the mighty, and lay a stumblingblock in the way of thy uprightness.

7:7 Offend not against the multitude of a city, and then thou shalt not cast thy selfe downe among the people.

7:7 Offend not against the multitude of a city, and then thou shalt not cast thyself down among the people.

7:8 Bind not one sinne vpon another, for in one thou shalt not be vnpunished.

7:8 Bind not one sin upon another; for in one thou shalt not be unpunished.

7:9 Say not, God wil looke vpon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most High God, he will accept it.

7:9 Say not, God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept it.

7:10 Be not faint hearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to giue almes.

7:10 Be not fainthearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to give alms.

7:11 Laugh no man to scorne in the bitternesse of his soule: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.

7:11 Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.

7:12 Deuise not a lie against thy brother: neither doe the like to thy friend.

7:12 Devise not a lie against thy brother; neither do the like to thy friend.

7:13 Use not to make any maner of lie: for the custome thereof is not good.

7:13 Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.

7:14 Use not many words in a multitude of Elders, and [make not much babling] when thou prayest.

7:14 Use not many words in a multitude of elders, and make not much babbling when thou prayest.

7:15 Hate not laborious worke, neither husbandrie, which the most High hath ordeined.

7:15 Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the most High hath ordained.

7:16 Number not thy selfe among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not tary long.

7:16 Number not thyself among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not tarry long.

7:17 Humble thy soule greatly: for the vengeance of the vngodly is fire and wormes.

7:17 Humble thyself greatly: for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms.

7:18 Change not a friend for any good by no meanes: neither a faithfull brother for the gold of Ophir.

7:18 Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.

7:19 Forgoe not a wise and good woman: for her grace is aboue gold.

7:19 Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold.

7:20 Whereas thy seruant worketh truely, entreate him not euill, nor the hireling that bestoweth himselfe wholly for thee.

7:20 Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil, nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee.

7:21 Let thy soule loue a good seruant, and defraud him not of liberty.

7:21 Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty.

7:22 Hast thou cattell? haue an eye to them, and if they be for thy profit, keepe them with thee.

7:22 Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.

7:23 Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow downe their necke from their youth.

7:23 Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth.

7:24 Hast thou daughters? haue care of their body, and shewe not thy selfe cheerefull toward them.

7:24 Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thyself cheerful toward them.

7:25 Marrie thy daughter, and so shalt thou haue performed a weightie matter: but giue her to a man of vnderstanding.

7:25 Marry thy daughter, and so shalt thou have performed a weighty matter: but give her to a man of understanding.

7:26 Hast thou a wife after thy minde? forsake her not, but giue not thy selfe ouer to a light woman.

7:26 Hast thou a wife after thy mind? forsake her not: but give not thyself over to a light woman.

7:27 Honour thy father with thy whole heart, and forget not the sorrowes of thy mother.

7:27 Honour thy father with thy whole heart, and forget not the sorrows of thy mother.

7:28 Remember that thou wast begot of them, and how canst thou recompense them the things that they haue done for thee?

7:28 Remember that thou wast begotten of them; and how canst thou recompense them the things that they have done for thee?

7:29 Feare the Lord with all thy soule, and reuerence his priests.

7:29 Fear the Lord with all thy soul, and reverence his priests.

7:30 Loue him that made thee with all thy strength, and forsake not his ministers.

7:30 Love him that made thee with all thy strength, and forsake not his ministers.

7:31 Feare the Lord, and honour the priest: and giue him his portion, as it is commanded thee, the first fruits, and the trespasse offering, & the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the first fruits of the holy things.

7:31 Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.

7:32 And stretch thine hand vnto the poore, that thy [blessing] may be perfected

7:32 And stretch thine hand unto the poor, that thy blessing may be perfected.

7:33 A gift hath grace in the sight of euery man liuing, and for the dead deteine it not.

7:33 A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living; and for the dead detain it not.

7:34 Faile not to bee with them that weepe, and mourne with them that mourne.

7:34 Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn.

7:35 Be not slow to visit the sicke: for that shall make thee to be beloued.

7:35 Be not slow to visit the sick: for that shall make thee to be beloved.

7:36 Whatsoeuer thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt neuer doe amisse.

7:36 Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.


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