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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 9 > > Modern

9:1 Be not iealous ouer the wife of thy bosome, and teach her not an euil lesson against thy selfe.

  

9:1 Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.

9:2 Giue not thy soule vnto a woman, to set her foot vpon thy substance.

9:2 Give not thy soul unto a woman to set her foot upon thy substance.

9:3 Meete not with an harlot, least thou fall into her snares.

9:3 Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares.

9:4 Use not much the companie of a woman that is a singer, least thou be taken with her attempts.

9:4 Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer, lest thou be taken with her attempts.

9:5 Gaze not on a maide, that thou fall not by those things, that are pretious in her.

9:5 Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.

9:6 Giue not thy soule vnto harlots, that thou loose not thine inheritance.

9:6 Give not thy soul unto harlots, that thou lose not thine inheritance.

9:7 Looke not round about thee, in the streets of the citie, neither wander thou in the solitary places thereof.

9:7 Look not round about thee in the streets of the city, neither wander thou in the solitary place thereof.

9:8 Turne away thine eye from a beautifull woman, and looke not vpon anothers beautie: for many haue beene deceiued by the beautie of a woman, for heerewith loue is kindled as a fire.

9:8 Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.

9:9 Sit not at all with another mans wife, nor sit downe with her in thine armes, and spend not thy money with her at the wine, least thine heart incline vnto her, and so thorough [thy desire] thou fall into destruction.

9:9 Sit not at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.

9:10 Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine: when it is old, thou shalt drinke it with pleasure.

9:10 Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

9:11 Enuy not the glory of a sinner: for thou knowest not what shall be his end.

9:11 Envy not the glory of a sinner: for thou knowest not what shall be his end.

9:12 Delight not in the thing that the vngodly haue pleasure in, but remember they shall not goe vnpunished vnto their graue.

9:12 Delight not in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in; but remember they shall not go unpunished unto their grave.

9:13 Keepe thee farre from the man that hath power to kill, so shalt thou not doubt the feare of death: and if thou come vnto him, make no fault, least he take away thy life presently: remember that thou goest in the midst of snares, and that thou walkest vpon the battlements of the citie.

9:13 Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill; so shalt thou not doubt the fear of death: and if thou come unto him, make no fault, lest he take away thy life presently: remember that thou goest in the midst of snares, and that thou walkest upon the battlements of the city.

9:14 As neere as thou canst, ghesse at thy neighbour, and consult with the wise.

9:14 As near as thou canst, guess at thy neighbour, and consult with the wise.

9:15 Let thy talke be with the wise, and all thy communication in the law of the most high.

9:15 Let thy talk be with the wise, and all thy communication in the law of the most High.

9:16 And let iust men eate and drinke with thee, and let thy glorying be in the feare of the Lord.

9:16 And let just men eat and drink with thee; and let thy glorying be in the fear of the Lord.

9:17 For the hand of the artificer, the worke shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people, for his speech.

9:17 For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.

9:18 A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his citie, and he that is rash in his talke shall be hated.

9:18 A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.


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