Sirach

Torah

[a concealed Scripture found in Codex Sinaiticus]

  [4 Maccabees]   Malachi  

Sirach 1:1
All wisdom comes from the Lord, and is with Him forever.

Sirach 1:2
Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity?

Sirach 1:3
Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?

Sirach 1:4
Wisdom has been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.

Sirach 1:5
The word of God Most High is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.

Sirach 1:6
To whom has the root of wisdom been revealed?  Or who has known her wise counsels?

Sirach 1:7
To whom has the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest?  And who has understood her great experience?

Sirach 1:8
There is One Wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon His Throne.

Sirach 1:9
He created her, and saw her, and numbered her, and poured her out upon all His works.

Sirach 1:10
She is with all flesh according to His gift, and He has given her to those who love Him.

Sirach 1:11
The fear of the Lord is honor, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing.

Sirach 1:12
The fear of the Lord makes a merry heart, and gives joy, and gladness, and a long life.

Sirach 1:13
Whoso fears the Lord, it will go well with him at the last, and he will find favor in the day of his death.
Sirach 1:14
To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; *Psalms 111:10, *Proverbs 9:10 and it was created with the faithful in the womb.

Sirach 1:15
She has built an everlasting foundation with men, and she will continue with their seed.

Sirach 1:16
To fear the Lord is fullness of wisdom, and fills men with her fruits.

Sirach 1:17
She fills all their house with desirable things, and the garners with her increase.

Sirach 1:18
The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God; and it enlarges their rejoicing who love Him.

Sirach 1:19
Wisdom rains down skill and knowledge of understanding, and exalts them to honor, [those] who hold her fast.

Sirach 1:20
The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life.

Sirach 1:21
The fear of the Lord drives away sins; and where it is present, it turns away wrath.

Sirach 1:22
A furious man cannot be justified; for the sway of his fury will be his destruction.

Sirach 1:23
A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward, joy will spring up to him.

Sirach 1:24
He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many will declare his wisdom.

Sirach 1:25
The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom; but godliness is an abomination to a sinner.

Sirach 1:26
If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord will give her to you.

Sirach 1:27
For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction; and faith and meekness are His delight.

Sirach 1:28
Do not distrust the fear of the Lord when you are poor; and do not come to Him with a double heart.

Sirach 1:29
Do not be a hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what you speak.

Sirach 1:30
Do not exalt yourself, unless you fall, and bring dishonor upon your soul, and God so discovers your secrets, and casts you down in the midst of the congregation, because you did not come in truth to the fear of the Lord, but your heart is full of deceit.

Sirach 2:1
My son, if you come to serve the Lord, prepare your soul for temptation.

Sirach 2:2
Set your heart aright, and constantly endure, and do not make haste in time of trouble.

Sirach 2:3
Cleave to Him, and do not depart away, that you may be increased at your last end.

Sirach 2:4
Whatsoever is brought upon you, take cheerfully, and be patient when you are changed to a low estate.

Sirach 2:5
For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

Sirach 2:6
Believe in Him, and He will help you; order your way aright, and trust in Him.

Sirach 2:7
You who fear the Lord, wait for His mercy; and do not go aside, unless you fall.

Sirach 2:8
You who fear the Lord, believe Him; and your reward will not fail.

Sirach 2:9
You who fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy and mercy.

Sirach 2:10
Look at the generations of old, and see; did any ever trust in the Lord, and were confounded?  Or did any abide in His fear, and were forsaken?  Or whom did He ever despise, who called upon Him?

Sirach 2:11
For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and very pitiful, and forgives sins, and saves in time of affliction.

Sirach 2:12
Woe to fearful hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner who goes two ways!

Sirach 2:13
Woe to him who is fainthearted!  For he does not believe; therefore he will not be defended.

Sirach 2:14
Woe to you who have lost patience!  And what will you do when the Lord will visit you?

Sirach 2:15
Those who fear the Lord will not disobey His Word; and those who love Him will keep His ways.

Sirach 2:16
Those who fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing to Him; and those who love Him will be filled with the law.

Sirach 2:17
Those who fear the Lord will prepare their hearts, and humble their souls in His sight,

Sirach 2:18
Saying, "We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men;" for as His majesty is, so is His mercy.

Sirach 3:1
Hear me, your father, O children, and do thereafter, that you may be safe.

Sirach 3:2
For the Lord has given the father honor over the children, and has confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.

Sirach 3:3
Whoso honors his father makes an atonement for his sins;

Sirach 3:4
And he who honors his mother is as one who lays up treasure.

Sirach 3:5
Whoso honors his father will have joy of his own children; and when he makes his prayer, he will be heard.

Sirach 3:6
He who honors his father will have a long life; and he who is obedient to the Lord will be a comfort to his mother.

Sirach 3:7
He who fears the Lord will honor his father, and will do service to his parents, as to his masters.

Sirach 3:8
Honor your father and mother both in word and deed, that a blessing may come upon you from them.

Sirach 3:9
For the blessing of the father establishes the houses of children; but the curse of the mother roots out foundations.

Sirach 3:10
Do not glory in the dishonor of your father; for your father's dishonor is not glory to you.

Sirach 3:11
For the glory of a man is from the honor of his father; and a mother in dishonor is a reproach to the children.

Sirach 3:12
My son, help your father in his age, and do not grieve him as long as he lives.

Sirach 3:13
And if his understanding fails, have patience with him; and do not despise when you are in your full strength.

Sirach 3:14
For the relieving of your father will not be forgotten; and instead of sins, it will be added to build you up.

Sirach 3:15
In the day of your affliction, it will be remembered; your sins will also melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.

Sirach 3:16
He who forsakes his father is as a blasphemer; and he who angers his mother is cursed; of God.

Sirach 3:17
My son, go on with your business in meekness; so you will be beloved of him who is approved.

Sirach 3:18
The greater you are, the more humble yourself, and you will find favor before the Lord.

Sirach 3:19
Many are in high places, and of renown; but mysteries are revealed to the meek.

Sirach 3:20
For the power of the Lord is great, and He is honored of the lowly.
Sirach 3:21
Do not seek out things that are too hard for you, neither search the things that are above your strength.  *17:36

Sirach 3:22
But what is commanded you, think thereupon with reverence, for it is not needful for you to see with your eyes, the things that are in secret.

Sirach 3:23
Do not be curious in unnecessary matters; for more things are shown to you than men understand.

Sirach 3:24
For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion has overthrown their judgment.

Sirach 3:25
Without eyes you will want light; do not profess the knowledge therefore that you do not have.

Sirach 3:26
A stubborn heart will fare evil at the last; and he who loves danger will perish therein.

Sirach 3:27
An obstinate heart will be laden with sorrows; and the wicked man will heap sin upon sin.

Sirach 3:28
In the punishment of the proud, there is no remedy; for the plant of wickedness has taken root in him.

Sirach 3:29
The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.

Sirach 3:30
Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms make an atonement for sins.

Sirach 3:31
And he who requites good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falls, he will find a stay.

Sirach 4:1
My son, do not defraud the poor of his living, and do not make the needy eyes wait long.

Sirach 4:2
Do not make a hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in his distress.

Sirach 4:3
Do not add more trouble to a heart that is vexed; and do not defer to give to him who is in need.

Sirach 4:4
Do not reject the supplication of the afflicted; neither turn your face away from a poor man.

Sirach 4:5
Do not turn away your eye from the needy, and give him no occasion to curse you;

Sirach 4:6
For if he curses you in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer will be heard of Him who made him.

Sirach 4:7
Get yourself the love of the congregation, and bow your head to a great man.

Sirach 4:8
Let it not grieve you to bow down your ear to the poor, and give him a friendly answer with meekness.

Sirach 4:9
Deliver him who suffers wrong from the hand of the oppressor; and do not be fainthearted when you sit in judgment.

Sirach 4:10
Be as a father to the fatherless, and instead of a husband to their mother; so will you be as the son of the Most High, and He will love you more than your mother does.

Sirach 4:11
Wisdom exalts her children, and lays hold of those who seek her.

Sirach 4:12
He who loves her loves life; and those who seek to her early will be filled with joy.

Sirach 4:13
He who holds her fast will inherit glory; and wherever she enters, the Lord will bless.

Sirach 4:14
Those who serve her will minister to the Holy One; and those who love her, the Lord loves.

Sirach 4:15
Whoso gives ear to her will judge the nations; and he who attends to her will dwell securely.

Sirach 4:16
If a man commits himself to her, he will inherit her; and his generation will hold her in possession.

Sirach 4:17
For at first, she will walk with him by crooked ways, and bring fear and dread upon him, and torment him with her discipline, until she may trust his soul, and try him by her laws.

Sirach 4:18
Then she will return the straight way to him, and comfort him, and show him her secrets.

Sirach 4:19
But if he goes wrong, she will forsake him, and give him over to his own ruin.

Sirach 4:20
Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil; and do not be ashamed when it concerns your soul.

Sirach 4:21
For there is a shame that brings sin; and there is a shame which is glory and grace.

Sirach 4:22
Accept no person against your soul, and do not let the reverence of any man cause you to fall.

Sirach 4:23
And do not refrain to speak, when there is occasion to do good, and do not hide your wisdom in her beauty.

Sirach 4:24
For by speech, wisdom will be known; and learning by the word of the tongue.

Sirach 4:25
In no wise speak against the truth; but be abashed of the error of your ignorance.

Sirach 4:26
Do not be ashamed to confess your sins; and do not force the course of the river.

Sirach 4:27
Do not make yourself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept the person of the mighty.

Sirach 4:28
Strive for the truth to death, and the Lord will fight for you.

Sirach 4:29
Do not be hasty in your tongue, and in your deeds, slack and remiss.

Sirach 4:30
Do not be as a lion in your house, nor frantic among your servants.

Sirach 4:31
Do not let your hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when you should repay.

Sirach 5:1
Set your heart upon your goods; and do not say, "I have enough for my life."

Sirach 5:2
Do not follow your own mind and your strength, to walk in the ways of your heart;

Sirach 5:3
And do not say, "Who will control me for my works?"  For the Lord will surely revenge your pride.

Sirach 5:4
Do not say, "I have sinned, and what harm has happened to me?"  For the Lord is longsuffering, He will in no wise let you go.

Sirach 5:5
Concerning propitiation, do not be without fear to add sin to sin;

Sirach 5:6
And do not say, "His mercy is great; He will be pacified for the multitude of my sins;" for mercy and wrath come from Him, and His indignation rests upon sinners.

Sirach 5:7
Make no delay to turn to the Lord, and do not put off from day to day; for suddenly the wrath of the Lord will come forth, and in your security, you will be destroyed, and perish in the Day of Vengeance.

Sirach 5:8
Do not set your heart upon goods unjustly gotten, for they will not profit you in the Day of Calamity.

Sirach 5:9
Do not winnow with every wind, and do not go into every way; for so does the sinner who has a double tongue.

Sirach 5:10
Be stedfast in your understanding; and let your word be the same.

Sirach 5:11
Be swift to hear; and let your life be sincere; and with patience, give answer.

Sirach 5:12
If you have understanding, answer your neighbor; if not, lay your hand upon your mouth.

Sirach 5:13
Honor and shame is in talk; and the tongue of man is his fall.

Sirach 5:14
Do not be called a whisperer, and do not lie in wait with your tongue; for a foul shame is upon the thief, and an evil condemnation upon the double tongue.

Sirach 5:15
Do not be ignorant of anything in a great matter or a small.

Sirach 6:1
Instead of a friend, do not become an enemy; for [thereby] you will inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach; even so will a sinner who has a double tongue.

Sirach 6:2
Do not extol yourself in the counsel of your own heart; that your soul is not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]

Sirach 6:3
You will eat up your leaves, and lose your fruit, and leave yourself as a dry tree.

Sirach 6:4
A wicked soul will destroy him who has it, and will make him to be laughed to scorn of his enemies.

Sirach 6:5
Sweet language will multiply friends; and a fairspeaking tongue will increase kind greetings.

Sirach 6:6
Be in peace with many; nevertheless, have but one counselor of a thousand.

Sirach 6:7
If you would get a friend, prove him first and do not be hasty to credit him.

Sirach 6:8
For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of your trouble.

Sirach 6:9
And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover your reproach.

Sirach 6:10
Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of your affliction.

Sirach 6:11
But in your prosperity, he will be as yourself, and will be bold over your servants.

Sirach 6:12
If you are brought low, he will be against you, and will hide himself from your face.

Sirach 6:13
Separate yourself from your enemies, and take heed of your friends.

Sirach 6:14
A faithful friend is a strong defence; and he who has found such a one has found a treasure.

Sirach 6:15
Nothing countervails a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable.

Sirach 6:16
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and those who fear the Lord will find him.

Sirach 6:17
Whoso fears the Lord will direct his friendship aright; for as he is, so will his neighbor be also.

Sirach 6:18
My son, gather instruction from your youth up; so will you find wisdom until your old age.

Sirach 6:19
Come to her as one who plows and sows, and wait for her good fruits; for you will not toil much in laboring about her, but you will eat of her fruits right soon.

Sirach 6:20
She is very unpleasant to the unlearned; he who is without understanding will not remain with her.

Sirach 6:21
She will lie upon him as a mighty stone of trial; and he will cast her from him before it is long.

Sirach 6:22
For wisdom is according to her name, and she is not manifest to many.

Sirach 6:23
Give ear, my son, receive my advice, and do not refuse my counsel,

Sirach 6:24
And put your feet into her fetters, and your neck into her chain.

Sirach 6:25
Bow down your shoulder, and bear her, and do not be grieved with her bonds.

Sirach 6:26
Come to her with your whole heart, and keep her ways with all your power.

Sirach 6:27
Search, and seek, and she will be made known to you; and when you have gotten hold of her, do not let her go.

Sirach 6:28
For at the last you will find her rest, and that will be turned to your joy.

Sirach 6:29
Then her fetters will be a strong defence for you, and her chains, a robe of glory.

Sirach 6:30
For there is a golden ornament upon her, and her bands are purple lace.

Sirach 6:31
You will put her on as a robe of honor, and will put her about you as a crown of joy.

Sirach 6:32
My son, if you will, you will be taught; and if you will apply your mind, you will be prudent.

Sirach 6:33
If you love to hear, you will receive understanding; and if you bow your ear, you will be wise,

Sirach 6:34
Stand in the multitude of the elders; and cleave to him who is wise.

Sirach 6:35
Be willing to hear every godly discourse; and do not let the parables of understanding escape you.

Sirach 6:36
And if you see a man of understanding, get, come early to him, and let your foot wear the steps of his door.

Sirach 6:37
Let your mind be upon the ordinances of the Lord and meditate continually in His commandments; He will establish your heart, and give you wisdom at your own desire.

Sirach 7:1
Do no evil, so will no harm come to you.

Sirach 7:2
Depart from the unjust, and iniquity will turn away from you.

Sirach 7:3
My son, do not sow upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and you will not reap them sevenfold.

Sirach 7:4
Do not seek of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honor.

Sirach 7:5
Do not justify yourself before the Lord; and do not boast of your wisdom before the king.

Sirach 7:6
Do not seek to be judge, not being able to take away iniquity; unless at any time you fear the person of the mighty, a stumblingblock in the way of your uprightness.

Sirach 7:7
Do not offend against the multitude of a city, and then you will not cast yourself down among the people.

Sirach 7:8
Do not bind one sin upon another; for you will not be unpunished in one.

Sirach 7:9
Do not say, "God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the Most High God, He will accept it."

Sirach 7:10
Do not be fainthearted when you make your prayer, and do not neglect to give alms.

Sirach 7:11
Do not laugh at a man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul; for there is One who humbles and exalts.

Sirach 7:12
Do not devise a lie against your brother; neither do the like to your friend.

Sirach 7:13
Do not make any manner of lie; for the custom thereof is not good.

Sirach 7:14
Do not use many words in a multitude of elders, and do not make much babbling when you pray.

Sirach 7:15
Do not hate laborious work, neither husbandry, which the Most High has ordained.

Sirach 7:16
Do not number yourself among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not delay for long.

Sirach 7:17
Humble yourself greatly; for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms.

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

Sirach 7:19
Do not forgo a wise and good woman; for her grace is above gold.

Sirach 7:20
Whereas your servant works truly, do not entreat him evil, nor the hireling who bestows himself wholly for you.

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

Sirach 7:22
Do you have cattle?  Have an eye to them; and if they are for your profit, keep them with you.

Sirach 7:23
Do you have children?  Instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth.

Sirach 7:24
Do you have daughters?  Have care of their body, and do not show yourself cheerful toward them.

Sirach 7:25
Marry your daughter, and so will you have performed a weighty matter; but give her to a man of understanding.

Sirach 7:26
Do you have a wife after your mind?  Do not forsake her; but do not give yourself over to a light woman.

Sirach 7:27
Honor your father with your whole heart, and do not forget the sorrows of your mother.

Sirach 7:28
Remember that you were begotten of them; and how can you recompense them the things that they have done for you?

Sirach 7:29
Fear the Lord with all your soul, and reverence His priests.

Sirach 7:30
Love Him who made you with all your strength, and do not forsake His ministers.

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

Sirach 7:32
And stretch your hand to the poor, that your blessing may be perfected.

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

Sirach 7:34
Do not fail to be with those who weep, and mourn with those who mourn.

Sirach 7:35
Do not be slow to visit the sick; for that will make you beloved.

Sirach 7:36
Whatsoever you take in hand, remember the end, and you will never do sin.

Sirach 8:1
Do not strive with a mighty man unless you fall into his hands.

Sirach 8:2
Do not be at variance with a rich man, unless he overweighs you; for gold has destroyed many, and perverted the hearts of kings.

Sirach 8:3
Do not strive with a man who is full of tongue, and do not heap wood upon his fire.

Sirach 8:4
Do not jest with a rude man, unless your ancestors are disgraced.

Sirach 8:5
Do not reproach a man who turns from sin, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment.

Sirach 8:6
Do not dishonor a man in his old age; for even some of us wax old.

Sirach 8:7
Do not rejoice over your greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we all die.

Sirach 8:8
Do not despise the discourse of the wise, but acquaint yourself with their proverbs; for of them you will learn instruction, and how to serve great men with ease.

Sirach 8:9
Do not miss the discourse of the elders; for they also learned of their fathers, and of them you will learn understanding, and to give answer as need requires.

Sirach 8:10
Do not kindle the coals of a sinner, unless you are burnt with the flame of his fire.

Sirach 8:11
Do not rise up [in anger] at the presence of an injurious person, unless he lies in wait to entrap you in your words

Sirach 8:12
Do not lend to him who is mightier than yourself; for if you lend to him, count it but lost.

Sirach 8:13
Do not pledge above your power; for if you are pledged, take care to pay it.

Sirach 8:14
Do not go to law with a judge; for they will judge for him according to his honor.

Sirach 8:15
Do not travel by the way with a bold fellow, unless he becomes grievous to you; for he will do according to his own will, and you will perish with him through his folly.

Sirach 8:16
Do not strive with an angry man, and do not go with him into a solitary place; for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow you.

Sirach 8:17
Do not consult with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.

Sirach 8:18
Do no secret thing before a stranger; for you do not know what he will bring forth.

Sirach 8:19
Do not open your heart to every man, unless he requites you with a shrewd turn.

Sirach 9:1
Do not be jealous over the wife of your bosom, and do not teach her an evil lesson against yourself.

Sirach 9:2
Do not give your soul to a woman to set her foot upon your substance.

Sirach 9:3
Do not meet with a harlot, unless you fall into her snares.

Sirach 9:4
Do not use much company of a woman who is a singer, unless you are taken with her attempts.

Sirach 9:5
Do not gaze on a maid, that you do not fall by those things that are precious in her.

Sirach 9:6
Do not give your soul to harlots, that you do not lose your inheritance.

Sirach 9:7
Do not look round about you in the streets of the city, neither wander in the solitary place thereof.
Sirach 9:8
Turn away your eye from a beautiful woman, and do not look upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith, love is kindled as a fire.  *Matthew 5:28, *24:30

Sirach 9:9
Do not sit at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in your arms, and do not spend your money with her at the wine; unless your heart inclines to her, and so through your desire, you fall into destruction.

Sirach 9:10
Do not forsake an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him; a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, you will drink it with pleasure.

Sirach 9:11
Do not envy the glory of a sinner; for you do not know what will be his end.

Sirach 9:12
Do not delight in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in; but remember they will not go unpunished to their grave.

Sirach 9:13
Keep far from the man who has power to kill; so will you not doubt the fear of death; and if you come to him, make no fault, unless he takes away your life presently; remember that you go in the midst of snares, and that you walk upon the battlements of the city.

Sirach 9:14
As near as you can, guess at your neighbor, and consult with the wise.

Sirach 9:15
Let your talk be with the wise, and all your communication in the law of the Most High.

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

Sirach 9:17
For the hand of the artificer, the work will be commended; and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.

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

Sirach 10:1
A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.

Sirach 10:2
As the judge of the people is himself, so are his officers; and what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are all those who dwell therein.

Sirach 10:3
An unwise king destroys his people; but through the prudence of those who are in authority, the city will be inhabited.

Sirach 10:4
The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time, He will set over it one who is profitable.

Sirach 10:5
In the hand of God is the prosperity of man; and upon the person of the scribe, He will lay His honor.

Sirach 10:6
Do not bear hatred to your neighbor for every wrong; and do nothing at all by injurious practices.

Sirach 10:7
Pride is hateful before God and man; and by both does one commit iniquity.

Sirach 10:8
Because of unrighteous dealings, injuries, and riches gotten by deceit, the kingdom is translated from one people to another.

Sirach 10:9
Why is earth and ashes proud?  There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man; for such sets his own soul to sale; because while he lives, he casts away his bowels.

Sirach 10:10
The physician cuts off a long disease; and he who is a king today will die tomorrow.

Sirach 10:11
For when a man is dead, he will inherit creeping things, beasts, and worms.

Sirach 10:12
The beginning of pride is when one departs from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.

Sirach 10:13
For pride is the beginning of sin, and he who has it will pour out abomination; and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and utterly overthrew them.

Sirach 10:14
The Lord has cast down the thrones of proud princes, and set up the meek in their stead.

Sirach 10:15
The Lord has plucked up the roots of the proud nations, and planted the lowly in their place.

Sirach 10:16
The Lord overthrew countries of the heathen, and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.

Sirach 10:17
He took some of them away, and destroyed them, and has made their memorial to cease from the earth.

Sirach 10:18
Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for those who are born of a woman.

Sirach 10:19
Those who fear the Lord are a sure seed, and those who love Him, an honorable plant; those who do not regard the law are a dishonorable seed; those who transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.

Sirach 10:20
Among brethren, he who is chief is honorable; so are those who fear the Lord in His eyes.

Sirach 10:21
The fear of the Lord goes before the obtaining of authority; but roughness and pride is the losing thereof.

Sirach 10:22
Whether he is rich, noble, or poor, their glory is the fear of the Lord.

Sirach 10:23
It is not meet to despise the poor man who has understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.

Sirach 10:24
Great men, and judges, and potentates, will be honored; yet there are none greater than he who fears the Lord.

Sirach 10:25
To the servant who is wise, those who are free will do service; and he who has knowledge will not grudge when he is reformed.

Sirach 10:26
Do not be overwise in doing your business; and do not boast yourself in the time of your distress.

Sirach 10:27
Better is he who labors, and abounds in all things, than he who boasts himself, and wants bread.

Sirach 10:28
My son, glorify your soul in meekness, and give it honor according to the dignity thereof.

Sirach 10:29
Who will justify him who sins against his own soul?  And who will honor him who dishonors his own life?

Sirach 10:30
The poor man is honored for his skill, and the rich man is honored for his riches.

Sirach 10:31
He who is honored in poverty, how much more in riches?  And he who is dishonorable in riches, how much more in poverty?

Sirach 11:1
Wisdom lifts up the head of him who is of low degree, and makes him to sit among great men.

Sirach 11:2
Do not commend a man for his beauty; neither abhor a man for his outward appearance.

Sirach 11:3
The bee is little among such that fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things.

Sirach 11:4
Do not boast of your clothing and raiment, and do not exalt yourself in the day of honor; for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and His works among men are hidden.

Sirach 11:5
Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one who was never thought of has worn the crown.

Sirach 11:6
Many mighty men have been greatly disgraced; and the honorable, delivered into other men's hands.

Sirach 11:7
Do not blame before you have examined the truth; understand first, and then rebuke.

Sirach 11:8
Do not answer before you have heard the cause; neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk.

Sirach 11:9
Do not strive in a matter that does not concern you; and do not sit in judgment with sinners.

Sirach 11:10
My son, do not meddle with many matters; for if you meddle much, you will not be innocent; and if you follow after, you will not obtain, neither will you escape by fleeing.

Sirach 11:11
There is one who labors, and takes pains, and makes haste, and is so much the more behind.

Sirach 11:12
Again, there is another that is slow, and has need of help, wanting ability, and full of poverty; yet the eye of the Lord looked upon him for good, and set him up from his low estate,

Sirach 11:13
And He lifted up his head from misery; so that many who saw him are in amazement.

Sirach 11:14
Prosperity and adversity, life and death, poverty and riches, come of the Lord.

Sirach 11:15
Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord; love, and the way of good works, are from Him.

Sirach 11:16
Error and darkness had their beginning together with sinners; and evil will wax old with those who glory therein.

Sirach 11:17
The gift of the Lord remains with the ungodly, and His favor brings prosperity forever.

Sirach 11:18
There is [one] who waxes rich by his wariness and pinching, and this, his portion of his reward;

Sirach 11:19
Whereas he says, "I have found rest, and now will eat continually of my goods;" and yet he does not know what time will come upon him, and that he must leave those things to others, and die.

Sirach 11:20
Be stedfast in your covenant, and be conversant therein, and wax old in your work.

Sirach 11:21
Do not marvel at the works of sinners; but trust in the Lord, and abide in your labor; for it is an easy thing in the sight of the Lord to suddenly make a poor man rich.

Sirach 11:22
The blessing of the Lord is in the reward of the godly, and He suddenly makes His blessing flourish.

Sirach 11:23
Do not say, "What profit is there of my service?  And what good things will I have hereafter?"

Sirach 11:24
Again, do not say, "I have enough, and possess many things, and what evil will I have hereafter?"

Sirach 11:25
In the day of prosperity there is a forgetfulness of affliction; and in the day of affliction there is no more remembrance of prosperity.

Sirach 11:26
For it is an easy thing to the Lord in the day of death to reward a man according to his ways.

Sirach 11:27
The affliction of an hour makes a man forget pleasure; and in his end, his deeds will be discovered.

Sirach 11:28
Judge none blessed before his death; for a man will be known in his children.

Sirach 11:29
Do not bring every man into your house; for the deceitful man has many trains.

Sirach 11:30
Like as a partridge taken [and kept] in a cage, so is the heart of the proud; and as a spy, he watches for your fall;

Sirach 11:31
For he lies in wait, and turns good into evil, and in things worthy of praise, he will lay blame upon you.

Sirach 11:32
Of a spark of fire, a heap of coals is kindled; and a sinful man lays wait for blood.

Sirach 11:33
Take heed of a mischievous man, for he works wickedness; unless he brings a perpetual blot upon you.

Sirach 11:34
Receive a stranger into your house, and he will disturb you, and turn you out of your own.

Sirach 12:1
When you will do good, know to whom you do it; so will you be thanked for your benefits.

Sirach 12:2
Do good to the godly man, and you will find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the Most High.

Sirach 12:3
No good can come to him who is always occupied in evil, nor to him who gives no alms.

Sirach 12:4
Give to the godly man, and do not help a sinner.

Sirach 12:5
Do well to him who is lowly, but do not give to the ungodly; hold back your bread, and do not give it to him, unless he overmasters you thereby; for [else] you will receive twice as much evil for all the good you will have done to him.

Sirach 12:6
For the Most High hates sinners, and will repay vengeance to the ungodly, and keeps them against the Mighty Day of their punishment.

Sirach 12:7
Give to the good, and do not help the sinner.

Sirach 12:8
A friend cannot be known in prosperity; and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.

Sirach 12:9
In the prosperity of a man, enemies will be grieved; but in his adversity, even a friend will depart.

Sirach 12:10
Never trust your enemy; for as iron rusts, so is his wickedness.

Sirach 12:11
Though he humbles himself, and goes crouching, yet take good heed and beware of him, and you will be to him as if you had wiped a lookingglass, and you will know that his rust has not been wiped away altogether.

Sirach 12:12
Do not set him by you, unless, when he has overthrown you, he stands up in your place; neither let him sit at your right hand, unless he seeks to take your seat, and you, at the last, remember my words, and are pricked therewith.

Sirach 12:13
Who will pity a charmer who is bitten with a serpent, or any such who come near wild beasts?

Sirach 12:14
So one who goes to a sinner, and is defiled with him in his sins, who will pity?

Sirach 12:15
For he will abide with you a while, but if you begin to fall, he will not remain.

Sirach 12:16
An enemy speaks sweetly with his lips, but in his heart he imagines how to throw you into a pit; he will weep with his eyes, but if he finds opportunity, he will not be satisfied with blood.

Sirach 12:17
If adversity comes upon you, you will find him there first; and though he pretends to help you, yet he will undermine you.

Sirach 12:18
He will shake his head, and clap his hands, and whisper much, and change his countenance.

Sirach 13:1
He who touches pitch will be defiled therewith; and he who has fellowship with a proud man will be like him.

Sirach 13:2
Do not burden yourself above your power while you live; and have no fellowship with one who is mightier and richer than yourself; for how do the kettle and the earthen pot agree together?  For if the one is struck against the other, it will be broken.

Sirach 13:3
The rich man has done wrong, and yet he threatens withal; the poor are wronged, and he must intreat also.

Sirach 13:4
If you are for his profit, he will use you; but if you have nothing, he will forsake you.

Sirach 13:5
If you have anything, he will live with you; indeed, he will make you bare, and will not be sorry for it.

Sirach 13:6
If he has need of you, he will deceive you, and smile upon you, and put you in hope; he will speak fair, and say, "What do you want?"

Sirach 13:7
And he will shame you by his meats, until he has drawn you dry twice or three times, and at the last, he will laugh you to scorn afterward, when he sees you, he will forsake you, and shake his head at you.

Sirach 13:8
Beware that you are not deceived and brought down in your jollity.

Sirach 13:9
If you are invited of a mighty man, withdraw yourself, and he will invite you so much more.

Sirach 13:10
Do not press upon him, unless you are put back; do not stand afar off, unless you become forgotten.

Sirach 13:11
Do not affect to be made equal to him in talk, and do not believe his many words; for he will tempt you with much communication, and smiling upon you, he will get your secrets out;

Sirach 13:12
But he will cruelly lay up your words, and will not spare to do you hurt, and to put you in prison.

Sirach 13:13
Observe, and take good heed, for you walk in peril of your overthrowing; when you hear these things, awake in your sleep.

Sirach 13:14
Love the Lord all your life, and call upon Him for your salvation.

Sirach 13:15
Every beast loves his like, and every man loves his neighbor.

Sirach 13:16
All flesh consorts according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.

Sirach 13:17
What fellowship does the wolf have with the lamb?  So the sinner with the godly.

Sirach 13:18
What agreement is there between the hyena and a dog?  And what peace between the rich and the poor?

Sirach 13:19
As the wild ass is the lion's prey in the wilderness; so the rich eat up the poor.

Sirach 13:20
As the proud hate humility; so do the rich abhor the poor.

Sirach 13:21
A rich man beginning to fall is held up by his friends; but a poor man being down is thrust away by his friends.

Sirach 13:22
When a rich man has fallen, he has many helpers; he speaks things not to be spoken, and yet men justify him; the poor man slipped, and yet they rebuked him too; he spoke wisely, and could have no place.

Sirach 13:23
When a rich man speaks, every man holds his tongue, and, look, what he says, they extol it to the clouds; but if the poor man speaks, they say, "What fellow is this?"  And if he stumbles, they will help to overthrow him.

Sirach 13:24
Riches are good to him who has no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly.

Sirach 13:25
The heart of a man changes his countenance, whether it is for good or evil; and a merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.

Sirach 13:26
A cheerful countenance is a token of a heart that is in prosperity; and the finding out of parables is a wearisome labor of the mind.

Sirach 14:1
Blessed is the man who has not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.

Sirach 14:2
Blessed is he whose conscience has not condemned him, and who has not fallen from his hope in the Lord.

Sirach 14:3
Riches are not ideal for a man of few words; and what should an envious man do with money?

Sirach 14:4
He who gathers by defrauding his own soul gathers for others, who will spend his goods riotously.

Sirach 14:5
He who is evil to himself, to whom will he be good?  He will not take pleasure in his goods.

Sirach 14:6
There are none worse than he who envies himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.

Sirach 14:7
And if he does good, he does it unwillingly; and at the last, he will declare his wickedness.

Sirach 14:8
The envious man has a wicked eye; he turns away his face, and despises men.

Sirach 14:9
A covetous man's eye is not satisfied with his portion; and the iniquity of the wicked dries up his soul.

Sirach 14:10
A wicked eye envies [his] bread, and he is lacking at his table.

Sirach 14:11
My son, according to your ability do good to yourself, and give the Lord His due offering.

Sirach 14:12
Remember that death will not be long in coming, and that the covenant of the grave is not shown to you.

Sirach 14:13
Do good to your friend before you die, and according to your ability, stretch out your hand and give to him.

Sirach 14:14
Do not defraud yourself of the good day, and do not let the part of a good desire overpass you.

Sirach 14:15
Will you not leave your travails to another?  And your labors to be divided by lot?

Sirach 14:16
Give, and take, and sanctify your soul; for there is no seeking of dainties in the grave.

Sirach 14:17
All flesh waxes old as a garment; for the covenant from the beginning is, "You will die the death."

Sirach 14:18
As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow; so is the generation of flesh and blood, one comes to an end, and another is born.

Sirach 14:19
Every work rots and consumes away, and the worker thereof will go withal.

Sirach 14:20
Blessed is the man who meditates good things in wisdom, and who reasons of holy things by his understanding.

Sirach 14:21
He who considers her ways in his heart will also have understanding in her secrets.

Sirach 14:22
Go after her as one who traces, and lie in wait in her ways.

Sirach 14:23
He who pries in at her windows will also listen at her doors.

Sirach 14:24
He who lodges near her house will also fasten a pin in her walls.

Sirach 14:25
He will pitch his tent near her, and will lodge in a lodging where good things are.

Sirach 14:26
He will set his children under her shelter, and will lodge under her branches.

Sirach 14:27
By her, he will be covered from heat, and in her glory, he will dwell.

Sirach 15:1
He who fears the Lord will do good, and he who has the knowledge of the law will obtain her.

Sirach 15:2
And as a mother, she will meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.

Sirach 15:3
She will feed him with the bread of understanding, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.

Sirach 15:4
He will be stood upon her, and will not be moved; and will rely upon her, and will not be confounded.

Sirach 15:5
She will exalt him above his neighbors, and in the midst of the congregation, she will open his mouth.

Sirach 15:6
He will find joy and a crown of gladness, and she will cause him to inherit an everlasting name.

Sirach 15:7
But foolish men will not attain to her, and sinners will not see her.

Sirach 15:8
For she is far from pride, and men who are liars cannot remember her.

Sirach 15:9
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent to him of the Lord.

Sirach 15:10
For praise will be uttered in wisdom, and the Lord will prosper it.

Sirach 15:11
Do not say, "It is through the Lord that I fell away;" for you should not do the things that He hates.

Sirach 15:12
Do not say, "He has caused me to err;" for He has no need of the sinful man.

Sirach 15:13
The Lord hates all abomination; and those who fear God do not love it.

Sirach 15:14
He Himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of His counsel;

Sirach 15:15
If you will, you will keep the commandments and perform acceptable faithfulness.

Sirach 15:16
He has set fire and water before you; stretch forth your hand to whichever you will.

Sirach 15:17
Before man is life and death; and which [one] he likes, it will be given to him.

Sirach 15:18
For the wisdom of the Lord is great, and He is mighty in power, and beholds all things;

Sirach 15:19
And His eyes are upon those who fear Him, and He knows every work of man.

Sirach 15:20
He has commanded no man to do wickedly, neither has He given any man licence to sin.

Sirach 16:1
Do not desire a multitude of unprofitable children, neither delight in ungodly sons.

Sirach 16:2
Though they multiply, do not rejoice in them, unless the fear of the Lord is with them.

Sirach 16:3
Do not trust in their life, neither respect their multitude; for one who is just is better than a thousand; and it is better to die without children, than to have those who are ungodly.

Sirach 16:4
For by one who has understanding, the city will be replenished; but the kindred of the wicked will speedily become desolate.

Sirach 16:5
I have seen with many such things my eyes, and my ear has heard greater things than these.

Sirach 16:6
In the congregation of the ungodly, a fire will be kindled; and in a rebellious nation, wrath is set on fire.

Sirach 16:7
He was not pacified toward the old giants, who fell away in the strength of their foolishness.

Sirach 16:8
Neither did He spare the place where Lot sojourned, but abhorred them for their pride.

Sirach 16:9
He did not pity the people of perdition, who were taken away in their sins;

Sirach 16:10
Nor the six hundred thousand footmen, who were gathered together in the hardness of their hearts.

Sirach 16:11
And if there is one stiffnecked among the people, it is a marvel if he escapes unpunished; for mercy and wrath are with Him; He is mighty to forgive, and to pour out displeasure.

Sirach 16:12
As His mercy is great, so is His correction also; He judges a man according to his works

Sirach 16:13
The sinner will not escape with his spoils; and the patience of the godly will not be frustrated.

Sirach 16:14
Make way for every work of mercy; for every man will find according to his works.

Sirach 16:15
The Lord hardened Pharaoh, that he should not know Him, that His powerful works might be known to the world.

Sirach 16:16
His mercy is manifest to every creature; and He has separated His light from the darkness with an adamant.

Sirach 16:17
Do not say, "I will hide myself from the Lord; will any remember me from above?  I will not be remembered among so many people; for what is my soul among such an infinite number of creatures?"

Sirach 16:18
Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the deep, and the earth, and all that is therein, will be moved when He will visit.

Sirach 16:19
The mountains also and foundations of the earth will be shaken with trembling, when the Lord looks upon them.

Sirach 16:20
No heart can think upon these things worthily; and who is able to conceive His ways?

Sirach 16:21
It is a tempest which no man can see; for the most part of His works are hidden.

Sirach 16:22
Who can declare the works of His justice?  Or who can endure them?  For His covenant is afar off, and the trial of all things is in the end.

Sirach 16:23
He who wants understanding will think upon vain things; and a foolish man, erring, imagines follies.

Sirach 16:24
My son, listen to me, and learn knowledge, and mark my words with your heart.

Sirach 16:25
I will show forth doctrine in weight, and declare His knowledge exactly.

Sirach 16:26
The works of the Lord are done in judgment from the beginning; and from the time He made them, He disposed the parts thereof.

Sirach 16:27
He garnished His works forever, and in His hand are the chief of them to all generations; they neither labor, nor are weary, nor cease from their works.

Sirach 16:28
None of them hinders another, and they will never disobey His word.

Sirach 16:29
After this, the Lord looked upon the earth, and filled it with His blessings.

Sirach 16:30
With all manner of living things, He has covered the face thereof; and they will return into it again.

Sirach 17:1
The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.

Sirach 17:2
He gave them few days, and a short time, and power also over the things therein.

Sirach 17:3
He endued them with strength by themselves, and made them according to His image,

Sirach 17:4
And put the fear of man upon all flesh, and gave him dominion over beasts and fowls.

Sirach 17:5
They received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and in the sixth place, He imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.

Sirach 17:6
Counsel, and a tongue, and eyes, ears, and a heart, He gave them to understand.

Sirach 17:7
Withal He filled them with the knowledge of understanding, and showed them good and evil.

Sirach 17:8
He set His eye upon their hearts, that He might show them the greatness of His works.

Sirach 17:9
He gave them to glory in His marvelous acts forever, that they might declare His works with understanding.

Sirach 17:10
And the elect will praise His holy name.

Sirach 17:11
Beside this, He gave them knowledge, and the law of life for a heritage.

Sirach 17:12
He made an everlasting covenant with them, and showed them His judgments.

Sirach 17:13
Their eyes saw the majesty of His glory, and their ears heard His glorious voice.

Sirach 17:14
And He said to them, "Beware of all unrighteousness;" and He gave every man commandment concerning his neighbor.

Sirach 17:15
Their ways are ever before Him, and will not be hidden from His eyes.

Sirach 17:16
Every man from his youth is given to evil; neither could they make to themselves fleshy hearts for stony.

Sirach 17:17
For in the division of the nations of the whole earth, He set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lord's portion;

Sirach 17:18
Whom, being His firstborn, He nourishes with discipline, and giving him the light of His love, does not forsake him.

Sirach 17:19
Therefore all their works are as the sun before Him, and His eyes are continually upon their ways.

Sirach 17:20
None of their unrighteous deeds are hidden from Him, but all their sins are before the Lord.

Sirach 17:21
But the Lord, being gracious and knowing His workmanship, neither left or forsook them, but spared them.

Sirach 17:22
The alms of a man is as a signet with Him, and He will keep the good deeds of man as the apple of the eye, and give repentance to His sons and daughters.

Sirach 17:23
Afterwards, He will rise up and reward them, and render their recompence upon their heads.

Sirach 17:24
But to those who repent, He granted them return, and comforted those who failed in patience.

Sirach 17:25
Return to the Lord, and forsake your sins, make your prayer before His Face, and offend less.

Sirach 17:26
Turn again to the Most High, and turn away from iniquity; for He will lead you out of darkness into the light of health, and you must vehemently hate abomination.

Sirach 17:27
Who will praise the Most High in the grave, instead of those who live and give thanks?

Sirach 17:28
Thanksgiving perishes from the dead, as from one who is not; the living and sound in heart will praise the Lord.

Sirach 17:29
How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and His compassion to such who turn to Him in holiness!

Sirach 17:30
For all things cannot be in men, because the Son of man is not immortal.

Sirach 17:31
What is brighter than the sun?  Yet the light thereof fails; and flesh and blood will imagine evil.

Sirach 17:32
He views the power of the height of heaven; and all men are but earth and ashes.

Sirach 18:1
He who lives forever has created all things in general.

Sirach 18:2
Only the Lord is righteous, and there are none other but Him,

Sirach 18:3
Who governs the world with the palm of His hand, and all things obey His will; for He is the King of all, by His power, dividing holy things among them from profane.

Sirach 18:4
To whom has He given power to declare His works?  And who will find out His noble acts?

Sirach 18:5
Who will number the strength of His majesty?  And who will also tell out His mercies?

Sirach 18:6
As for the wondrous works of the Lord, nothing may be taken from them, neither may anything be put to them, neither can the ground of them be found out.

Sirach 18:7
When a man has done, then he begins; and when he leaves off, then he will be doubtful.

Sirach 18:8
What is man, and whereto does he serve?  What is his good, and what is his evil?

Sirach 18:9
The number of a man's days at the most are a hundred years.
Sirach 18:10
As a drop of water to the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity.  *2 Peter 3:8*22:47, *~32:5

Sirach 18:11
Therefore God is patient with them, and pours forth His mercy upon them.

Sirach 18:12
He saw and perceived their end to be evil; therefore He multiplied His compassion.

Sirach 18:13
The mercy of man is toward his neighbor; but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh; He reproves, and nurtures, and teaches and brings again, as a shepherd his flock.

Sirach 18:14
He has mercy on those who receive discipline, and who diligently seek after His judgments.

Sirach 18:15
My son, do not blemish your good deeds, neither use uncomfortable words when you give anything.

Sirach 18:16
Will the dew not cease the heat?  So is a word better than a gift.

Sirach 18:17
Look, is a word not better than a gift?  But both are with a gracious man.

Sirach 18:18
A fool will joyfully reproach, and a gift of the envious consumes the eyes.

Sirach 18:19
Learn before you speak, and before you are sick, be cured.

Sirach 18:20
Before judgment, examine yourself, and in the Day of Visitation you will find mercy.

Sirach 18:21
Humble yourself before you are sick, and in the time of sins, show repentance.

Sirach 18:22
Let nothing hinder you to pay your vow in due time, and do not defer until death to be justified.

Sirach 18:23
Before you pray, prepare yourself; and do not be as one who tempts the Lord.

Sirach 18:24
Think upon the wrath that will be at the End, and the time of vengeance, when He will turn away His Face.

Sirach 18:25
When you have enough, remember the time of hunger; and when you are rich, think upon poverty and need.

Sirach 18:26
From the morning until the evening, the time is changed, and all things are soon done before the Lord.

Sirach 18:27
A wise man will fear in everything, and in the day of sinning, he will beware of offence; but a fool will not observe time.

Sirach 18:28
Every man of understanding knows wisdom, and will give praise to him who found her.

Sirach 18:29
Those who were of understanding in sayings also became wise themselves, and poured forth exquisite parables.

Sirach 18:30
Do not go after your lusts, but refrain yourself from your appetites.

Sirach 18:31
If you give your soul the desires that please her, she will make you a laughingstock to your enemies who malign you.

Sirach 18:32
Do not take pleasure in much good cheer, neither be tied to the expense thereof.

Sirach 18:33
Do not be made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing when you have nothing in your purse; for you will lie in wait for your own life, and be talked on.

Sirach 19:1
A laboring man who is given to drunkenness will not be rich; and he who contemns small things will fall little by little.

Sirach 19:2
Wine and women will make men of understanding fall away; and he who cleaves to harlots will become impudent.

Sirach 19:3
Moths and worms will have him to heritage, and a bold man will be taken away.

Sirach 19:4
He who is hasty to give credit is lightminded; and he who sins will offend against his own soul.

Sirach 19:5
Whoso takes pleasure in wickedness will be condemned; but he who resists pleasures crowns his life.

Sirach 19:6
He who can rule his tongue will live without strife; and he who hates babbling will have less evil.

Sirach 19:7
Do not rehearse to another that which is told to you, and you will never fare the worse.

Sirach 19:8
Whether it is to friend or foe, do not talk of other men's lives; and if you can without offense, do not reveal them.

Sirach 19:9
For he heard and observed you, and when the time comes, he will hate you.

Sirach 19:10
If you have heard a word, let it die with you; and be bold, it will not burst you.

Sirach 19:11
A fool travails with a word, as a woman in labor of a child.

Sirach 19:12
As an arrow that sticks in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly.

Sirach 19:13
Admonish a friend, it may be he has not done it; and if he has done it, that he does it no more.

Sirach 19:14
Admonish your friend, it may be he has not said it; and if he has, that he does not speak it again.

Sirach 19:15
Admonish a friend; for many times it is a slander, and do not believe every tale.

Sirach 19:16
There is one who slips in his speech, but not from his heart; and who is he who has not offended with his tongue?

Sirach 19:17
Admonish your neighbor before you threaten him; and not being angry, give place to the law of the Most High.

Sirach 19:18
The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of Him,] and wisdom obtains His love.

Sirach 19:19
The knowledge of the commandments of the Lord is the doctrine of life; and those who do things that please Him will receive the fruit of the Tree of Immortality.

Sirach 19:20
The fear of the Lord is all wisdom; and in all wisdom is the performance of the law, and the knowledge of His omnipotency.

Sirach 19:21
If a servant says to his master, "I will not do as it pleases you;" though afterward he does it, he angers him who nourishes him.

Sirach 19:22
The knowledge of wickedness is not wisdom, neither at any time, the counsel of sinners, prudence.

Sirach 19:23
There is a wickedness, and the same, an abomination; and there is a fool wanting in wisdom.

Sirach 19:24
He who has small understanding, and fears God, is better than one who has much wisdom, and transgresses the law of the Most High.

Sirach 19:25
There is an exquisite subtilty, and the same is unjust; and there is one who turns aside to make judgment appear; and there is a wise man who justifies in judgment.

Sirach 19:26
There is a wicked man who hangs his head down sadly; but inwardly, he is full of deceit,

Sirach 19:27
Casting down his countenance, and making as if he did not hear; where he is not known, he will do you a mischief before you are aware.

Sirach 19:28
And if for want of power, he is hindered from sinning, yet when he finds opportunity, he will do evil.

Sirach 19:29
A man may be known by his look, and one who has understanding by his countenance, when you meet him.

Sirach 19:30
A man's attire, and excessive laughter, and gait, show what he is.

Sirach 20:1
There is a reproof that is not comely; again, some man holds his tongue, and he is wise.

Sirach 20:2
It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly; and he who confesses his fault will be preserved from hurt.

Sirach 20:3
How good is it, when you are reproved, to show repentance!  For you will so escape willful sin.

Sirach 20:4
As is the lust of a eunuch to deflower a virgin; so is he who executes judgment with violence.

Sirach 20:5
There is one who keeps silence, and is found wise; and another by much babbling, becomes hateful.

Sirach 20:6
Some man holds his tongue, because he does not have an answer; and some keep silence, knowing his time.

Sirach 20:7
A wise man will hold his tongue until he sees opportunity; but a babbler and a fool will regard no time.

Sirach 20:8
He who uses many words will be abhorred; and he who takes to himself authority therein will be hated.

Sirach 20:9
There is a sinner who has good success in evil things; and there is a gain that turns to loss.

Sirach 20:10
There is a gift that will not profit you; and there is a gift whose recompence is double.

Sirach 20:11
There is an abasement because of glory; and there is [one] who lifts up his head from a low estate.

Sirach 20:12
There is [one] who buys much for a little, and repays it sevenfold.

Sirach 20:13
A wise man makes him beloved by his words; but the graces of fools will be poured out.

Sirach 20:14
The gift of a fool will do you no good when you have it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity; for he looks to receive many things for one.

Sirach 20:15
He gives little, and upbraids much; he opens his mouth like a crier; today he lends, and tomorrow he will ask it again; such a one is to be hated of God and man.

Sirach 20:16
The fool says, "I have no friends, I have no thanks for all my good deeds, and those who eat my bread speak evil of me."

Sirach 20:17
How often, and of how many will he be laughed to scorn!  For he does not know aright what it is to have; and it is all one to him as if he did not have it.

Sirach 20:18
To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue; so the fall of the wicked will come speedily.

Sirach 20:19
An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.

Sirach 20:20
A wise sentence will be rejected when it comes out of a fool's mouth; for he will not speak it in due season.

Sirach 20:21
There is [one] who is hindered from sinning through want; and when he takes rest, he will not be troubled.

Sirach 20:22
There is [one] who destroys his own soul through bashfulness, and by accepting of persons, overthrows himself.

Sirach 20:23
There is [one] who, for bashfulness, promises to his friend, and makes him his enemy for nothing.

Sirach 20:24
A lie is a foul blot in a man, yet it is continually in the mouth of the untaught.

Sirach 20:25
A thief is better than a man who is accustomed to lie; but they will both have destruction to heritage.

Sirach 20:26
The disposition of a liar is dishonorable, and his shame is ever with him.

Sirach 20:27
A wise man will promote himself to honor with his words; and he who has understanding will please great men.

Sirach 20:28
He who tills his land will increase his heap; and he who pleases great men will get pardon for iniquity.

Sirach 20:29
Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and stop his mouth that he cannot reprove.

Sirach 20:30
Wisdom that is hidden, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?

Sirach 20:31
Better is he who hides his folly than a man who hides his wisdom.

Sirach 20:32
Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he who leads his life without a guide.

Sirach 21:1
My son, have you sinned?  Do so no more, but ask pardon for your former sins.

Sirach 21:2
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent; for if you come too near toward it, it will bite you; the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.

Sirach 21:3
All iniquity is as a two edged sword, the wounds thereof cannot be healed.

Sirach 21:4
To terrify and do wrong will waste riches; thus the house of proud men will be made desolate.

Sirach 21:5
A prayer out of a poor man's mouth reaches to the ears of God, and His judgment comes speedily.

Sirach 21:6
He who hates to be reproved is in the way of sinners; but he who fears the Lord will repent from his heart.

Sirach 21:7
An eloquent man is known far and near; but a man of understanding knows when he slips.

Sirach 21:8
He who builds his house with other men's money is like one who gathers himself stones for the tomb of his burial.

Sirach 21:9
The congregation of the wicked is like tow wrapped together; and the end of them is a flame of fire to destroy them.

Sirach 21:10
The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of Hell.

Sirach 21:11
He who keeps the law of the Lord gets the understanding thereof; and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.

Sirach 21:12
He who is not wise will not be taught; but there is a wisdom which multiplies bitterness.

Sirach 21:13
The knowledge of a wise man will abound like a flood; and his counsel is like a pure fountain of life.

Sirach 21:14
The inner parts of a fool are like a broken vessel, and he will hold no knowledge as long as he lives.

Sirach 21:15
If a skillful man hears a wise word, he will commend it, and add to it; but as soon as one of no understanding hears it, it displeases him, and he casts it behind his back.

Sirach 21:16
The talking of a fool is like a burden in the way; but grace will be found in the lips of the wise.

Sirach 21:17
They enquire at the mouth of the wise man in the congregation, and they will ponder his words in their heart.

Sirach 21:18
As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool; and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.

Sirach 21:19
Doctrine to fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.

Sirach 21:20
A fool lifts up his voice with laughter; but a wise man does scarcely smile a little.

Sirach 21:21
Learning is to a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.

Sirach 21:22
A foolish man's foot is soon in his [neighbor's] house; but a man of experience is ashamed of him.

Sirach 21:23
A fool will peep in at the door into the house; but he who is well nurtured will stand outside.

Sirach 21:24
It is the rudeness of a man to listen at the door; but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.

Sirach 21:25
The lips of talkers will be telling such things as do not pertain to them; but the words of such who have understanding are weighed in the balance.

Sirach 21:26
The heart of fools is in their mouth; but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.

Sirach 21:27
When the ungodly curse Satan, he curses his own soul.

Sirach 21:28
A whisperer defiles his own soul, and is hated wherever he dwells.

Sirach 22:1
A slothful man is compared to a filthy stone, and everyone will hiss him out to his disgrace.

Sirach 22:2
A slothful man is compared to the filth of a dunghill; every man who takes it up will shake his hand.

Sirach 22:3
An evilnurtured man is the dishonor of his father who fathered him; and a [foolish] daughter is born to his loss.

Sirach 22:4
A wise daughter will bring an inheritance to her husband; but she who lives dishonestly is her father's heaviness.

Sirach 22:5
She who is bold dishonors both her father and her husband, but they will both despise her.

Sirach 22:6
A tale out of season [is as] music in mourning; but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.

Sirach 22:7
Whoso teaches a fool is as one who glues a potsherd together, and as he who wakes one from a sound sleep.

Sirach 22:8
He who tells a tale to a fool speaks to one in a slumber; when he has told his tale, he will say, "What is the matter?"

Sirach 22:9
If children live honestly, and have wherewithal, they will cover the baseness of their parents.

Sirach 22:10
But children, being haughty, through disdain and want of nurture stain the nobility of their kindred.

Sirach 22:11
Weep for the dead, for he has lost the light; and weep for the fool, for he wants understanding; make little weeping for the dead, for he is at rest; but the life of the fool is worse than death.

Sirach 22:12
Seven days do men mourn for him who is dead; but for a fool and an ungodly man, all the days of his life.

Sirach 22:13
Do not talk much with a fool, and do not go to him who has no understanding; beware of him, unless you have trouble, and you will never be defiled with his fooleries; depart from him, and you will find rest, and never be disquieted with madness.

Sirach 22:14
What is heavier than lead?  And what is the name thereof, but a fool?

Sirach 22:15
Sand, and salt, and a mass of iron, is easier to bear, than a man without understanding.

Sirach 22:16
As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking; so the heart that is established by advised counsel will fear at no time.

Sirach 22:17
A heart settled upon a thought of understanding is as a fair plaistering on the wall of a gallery.

Sirach 22:18
Pales set on a high place will never stand against the wind; so a fearful heart in the imagination of a fool cannot stand against any fear.

Sirach 22:19
He who pricks the eye will make tears to fall; and he who pricks the heart makes it show her knowledge.

Sirach 22:20
Whoso casts a stone at the birds frays them away; and he who upbraids his friend breaks friendship.

Sirach 22:21
Though you drew a sword at your friend, yet do not despair; for there may be a returning [to favor.]

Sirach 22:22
If you have opened your mouth against your friend, do not fear; for there may be a reconciliation; except for upbraiding, or pride, or disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous wound; for these things, every friend will depart.

Sirach 22:23
Be faithful to your neighbor in his poverty, that you may rejoice in his prosperity; abide stedfast to him in the time of his trouble, that you may be an heir with him in his heritage; for a mean estate is not always to be contemned; nor the rich that is foolish to be had in admiration.

Sirach 22:24
As the vapor and smoke of a furnace go before the fire; so reviling before blood.

Sirach 22:25
I will not be ashamed to defend a friend; neither will I hide myself from him.

Sirach 22:26
And if any evil happens to me by him, everyone who hears it will beware of him.

Sirach 22:27
Who will set a watch before my mouth, and a seal of wisdom upon my lips, that I do not fall suddenly by them, and that my tongue does not destroy me?

Sirach 23:1
O Lord, Father and Governor of all my whole life, do not leave me to their counsels, and do not let me fall by them.

Sirach 23:2
Who will set scourges over my thoughts, and the discipline of wisdom over my heart?  That they do not spare me for my ignorances, and it does not pass by my sins;

Sirach 23:3
Unless my ignorances increase, and my sins abound to my destruction, and I fall before my adversaries, and my enemy rejoices over me, whose hope is far from Your mercy.

Sirach 23:4
O Lord, Father and God of my life, do not give me a proud look, but always turn a haughty mind away from Your servants.

Sirach 23:5
Turn away vain hopes and concupiscence from me, and You will hold him up who is always desirous to serve You.

Sirach 23:6
Do not let the greediness of the belly, nor lust of the flesh take hold of me; and do not give over me, Your servant, into an impudent mind.

Sirach 23:7
Hear, O you children, the discipline of the mouth; he who keeps it will never be taken in his lips.

Sirach 23:8
The sinner will be left in his foolishness; both the evil speaker and the proud will fall thereby.

Sirach 23:9
Do not accustom your mouth to swearing; neither use yourself to the naming of the Holy One.

Sirach 23:10
For as a servant who is continually beaten will not be without a blue mark; so he who swears and names God continually will not be faultless.

Sirach 23:11
A man who uses much swearing will be filled with iniquity, and the plague will never depart from his house; if he will offend, his sin will be upon him; and if he does not acknowledge his sin, he makes a double offence; and if he swears in vain, he will not be innocent, but his house will be full of calamities.

Sirach 23:12
There is a word that is clothed about with death; God grants that it is not found in the heritage of Jacob; for all such things will be far from the godly, and they will not wallow in their sins.

Sirach 23:13
Do not use your mouth to intemperate swearing, for therein is the word of sin.

Sirach 23:14
Remember your father and your mother, when you sit among great men.  Do not be forgetful before them, and so you, by your custom, become a fool, and wish that you had not been born, and you curse the day of your nativity.

Sirach 23:15
The man who is accustomed to words of reproach will never be reformed all the days of his life.

Sirach 23:16
Two sorts of men multiply sin, and the third will bring wrath; a hot mind is as a burning fire, it will never be quenched until it is consumed; a fornicator in the body of his flesh will never cease until he has kindled a fire.

Sirach 23:17
All bread is sweet to a whoremonger, he will not leave off until he dies.

Sirach 23:18
A man who breaks wedlock, saying thus in his heart, "Who sees me?  I am encompassed about with darkness, the walls cover me, and nobody sees me; what do I need to fear?  The Most High will not remember my sins;"

Sirach 23:19
Such a man only fears the eyes of men, and does not know that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun, beholding all the ways of men, and considering the most secret parts.

Sirach 23:20
He knew all things before they were ever created; so also after they were perfected, He looked upon them all.

Sirach 23:21
This man will be punished in the streets of the city, and where he does not suspect, he will be taken.

Sirach 23:22
Thus will it also go with the wife who leaves her husband, and brings in an heir by another.

Sirach 23:23
For first, she has disobeyed the law of the Most High; and secondly, she has trespassed against her own husband; and thirdly, she has played the whore in adultery, and brought children by another man.

Sirach 23:24
She will be brought out into the congregation, and inquisition will be made of her children.

Sirach 23:25
Her children will not take root, and her branches will bring forth no fruit.

Sirach 23:26
She will leave her memory to be cursed, and her reproach will not be blotted out.

Sirach 23:27
And those who remain will know that there is nothing better than the fear of the Lord, and that there is nothing sweeter than to take heed to the commandments of the Lord.

Sirach 23:28
It is great glory to follow the Lord, and to be received of Him is long life.

Sirach 24:1
Wisdom will praise herself, and will glory in the midst of her people.

Sirach 24:2
In the congregation of the Most High, she will open her mouth, and triumph before His power.

Sirach 24:3
"I came out of the mouth of the Most High, and covered the earth as a cloud.

Sirach 24:4
I dwelt in high places, and my throne is in a cloudy pillar.

Sirach 24:5
I alone compassed the circuit of heaven, and walked in the bottom of the deep.

Sirach 24:6
In the waves of the sea and in all the earth, and in every people and nation, I got a possession.

Sirach 24:7
With all these I sought rest; and in whose inheritance will I abide?

Sirach 24:8
So the Creator of all things gave me a commandment, and He who made me caused my tabernacle to rest, and said, 'Let your dwelling be in Jacob, and your inheritance in Israel.'

Sirach 24:9
He created me from the beginning before the world, and I will never fail.

Sirach 24:10
In the holy tabernacle I served before Him; and so I was established in Zion.

Sirach 24:11
Likewise in the beloved city, He gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power.

Sirach 24:12
And I took root in an honorable people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance.

Sirach 24:13
I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon.

Sirach 24:14
I was exalted like a palm tree in En-gaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho, as a fair olive tree in a pleasant field, and grew up as a plane tree by the water.

Sirach 24:15
I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus, and I yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh, as galbanum, and onyx, and sweet storax, and as the fume of frankincense in the tabernacle.

Sirach 24:16
As the turpentine tree, I stretched out my branches, and my branches are the branches of honor and grace.

Sirach 24:17
As the vine, I brought forth pleasant savor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches.

Sirach 24:18
I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope; I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children who are named of Him.

Sirach 24:19
Come to me, all you who are desirous of me, and fill yourselves with my fruits.

Sirach 24:20
For my memorial is sweeter than honey, and my inheritance, [sweeter] than the honeycomb.

Sirach 24:21
Those who eat me will yet be hungry, and those who drink me will yet be thirsty.

Sirach 24:22
He who obeys me will never be confounded, and those who work by me will not sin.

Sirach 24:23
All these things are the Book of the covenant of the Most High God, even the law which Moses commanded for a heritage to the congregations of Jacob.

Sirach 24:24
Do not faint to be strong in the Lord; that He may confirm you, cleave to Him; for the Lord Almighty is God alone, and beside Him there is no other savior.

Sirach 24:25
He fills all things with His wisdom, as Phison and as Tigris in the time of the new fruits.

Sirach 24:26
He makes the understanding to abound like Euphrates, and as Jordan in the time of the harvest.

Sirach 24:27
He makes the doctrine of knowledge appear as the light, and as Geon in the time of vintage.

Sirach 24:28
The first man did not know her perfectly; no more will the last find her out.

Sirach 24:29
For her thoughts are more than the sea, and her counsels profounder than the great deep.

Sirach 24:30
I also came out as a brook from a river, and as a conduit into a garden.

Sirach 24:31
I said, 'I will water my best garden, and will water my garden bed abundantly;' and, lo, my brook became a river, and my river became a sea.

Sirach 24:32
I will yet make doctrine to shine as the morning, and will send forth her light afar off.

Sirach 24:33
I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and leave it to all ages forever.

Sirach 24:34
Behold that I have not labored for myself only, but for all those who seek wisdom.

Sirach 25:1
In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men; the unity of brethren, the love of neighbors, a man and a wife who agree together.

Sirach 25:2
Three sorts of men, my soul hates, and I am greatly offended at their life; a poor man who is proud, a rich man who is a liar, and an old adulterer who lessens.

Sirach 25:3
If you have gathered nothing in your youth, how can you find anything in your age?

Sirach 25:4
O how comely a thing is judgment for gray hairs, and for ancient men to know counsel!

Sirach 25:5
O how comely is the wisdom of old men, and understanding and counsel to men of honor.

Sirach 25:6
Much experience is the crown of old men, and the fear of God is their glory.

Sirach 25:7
There are nine things which I have judged in my heart to be happy, and the tenth, I will utter with my tongue; 'A man who has joy of his children; and he who lives to see the fall of his enemy;'

Sirach 25:8
Well is he who dwells with a wife of understanding, and who has not slipped with his tongue, and who has not served a man more unworthy than himself;

Sirach 25:9
Well is he who has found prudence, and he who speaks in the ears of those who will hear;

Sirach 25:10
O how great is he who finds wisdom!  Yet there are none above him who fears the Lord.

Sirach 25:11
But the love of the Lord passes all things for illumination; he who holds it, whereto will he be likened?

Sirach 25:12
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of His love; and faith is the beginning of cleaving to Him.

Sirach 25:13
[Give me] any plague, but the plague of the heart; and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman;

Sirach 25:14
And any affliction, but the affliction from those who hate me; and any revenge, but the revenge of enemies.

Sirach 25:15
There is no head above the head of a serpent; and there is no wrath above the wrath of an enemy.

Sirach 25:16
I had rather dwelled with a lion and a dragon, than to keep house with a wicked woman.

Sirach 25:17
The wickedness of a woman changes her face, and darkens her countenance like sackcloth.

Sirach 25:18
Her husband will sit among his neighbors; and when he hears it, he will sigh bitterly.

Sirach 25:19
All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman; let the portion of a sinner fall upon her.

Sirach 25:20
As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.
Sirach 25:21
Do not stumble at the beauty of a woman, and do not desire her for pleasure.  *Matthew 5:28, *24:30

Sirach 25:22
A woman, if she maintains her husband, is full of anger, impudence, and much reproach.

Sirach 25:23
A wicked woman abates the courage, makes a heavy countenance and a wounded heart; a woman who will not comfort her husband in distress makes weak hands and feeble knees.

Sirach 25:24
Of the woman, came the beginning of sin, and through her, we all die.

Sirach 25:25
Give the water no passage; neither a wicked woman liberty to gad abroad.

Sirach 25:26
If she does not go as you would have her, cut her off from your flesh, and give her a bill of divorce, and let her go.

Sirach 26:1
Blessed is the man who has a virtuous wife, for the number of his days will be double.

Sirach 26:2
A virtuous woman rejoices her husband, and he will fulfill the years of his life in peace.

Sirach 26:3
A good wife is a good portion, which will be given in the portion of those who fear the Lord.

Sirach 26:4
Whether a man is rich or poor, if he has a good heart toward the Lord, he will at all times rejoice with a cheerful countenance.

Sirach 26:5
There are three things that my heart fears; and for the fourth I was sore afraid; the slander of a city, the gathering together of an unruly multitude, and a false accusation; all these are worse than death.

Sirach 26:6
But a grief of heart and sorrow is a woman who is jealous over another woman, and a scourge of the tongue which communicates with all.

Sirach 26:7
An evil wife is a yoke shaken here and there; he who has hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.

Sirach 26:8
A drunken woman and a gadder abroad causes great anger, and she will not cover her own shame.

Sirach 26:9
The whoredom of a woman may be known in her haughty looks and eyelids.

Sirach 26:10
If your daughter is shameless, keep her in straitly, unless she abuses herself through overmuch liberty.

Sirach 26:11
Watch over an impudent eye; and do not marvel if she trespasses against you.

Sirach 26:12
She will open her mouth, as a thirsty traveller when he has found a fountain, and drink of every water near her; by every hedge will she sit down, and open her quiver against every arrow.

Sirach 26:13
The grace of a wife delights her husband, and her discretion will fatten his bones.

Sirach 26:14
A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord; and there is nothing worth so much as a well-instructed mind.

Sirach 26:15
A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.

Sirach 26:16
As the sun when it arises in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.

Sirach 26:17
As the clear light is upon the holy candlestick; so is the beauty of the face in ripe age.

Sirach 26:18
As the golden pillars are upon the sockets of silver; so are the fair feet with a constant heart.

Sirach 26:19
My son, keep the flower of your age sound; and do not give your strength to strangers.

Sirach 26:20
When you have gotten a fruitful possession through all the field, sow it with your own seed, trusting in the goodness of your stock.

Sirach 26:21
So your race which you leave will be magnified, having the confidence of their good descent.

Sirach 26:22
A harlot will be accounted as spittle; but a married woman is a tower against death to her husband.

Sirach 26:23
A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man; but a godly woman is given to him who fears the Lord.

Sirach 26:24
A dishonest woman contemns shame; but an honest woman will reverence her husband.

Sirach 26:25
A shameless woman will be counted as a dog; but she who is shamefaced will fear the Lord.

Sirach 26:26
A woman who honors her husband will be judged wise of all; but she who dishonors him in her pride will be counted ungodly of all.

Sirach 26:27
A loud crying woman and a scold will be sought out to drive away the enemies.

Sirach 26:28
There are two things that grieve my heart; and the third makes me angry; a man of war who suffers poverty; and men of understanding who are not set by; and one who returns from righteousness to sin; the Lord prepares such for the sword.

Sirach 26:29
A merchant will hardly keep himself from doing wrong; and a huckster will not be freed from sin.

Sirach 27:1
Many have sinned for a small matter; and he who seeks for abundance will turn his eyes away.

Sirach 27:2
As a nail sticks fast between the joinings of the stones; so does sin stick close between buying and selling.

Sirach 27:3
Unless a man holds himself diligently in the fear of the Lord, his house will soon be overthrown.

Sirach 27:4
As when one sifts with a sieve, the refuse remains; so the filth of man in his talk.

Sirach 27:5
The furnace proves the potter's vessels; so the trial of man is in his reasoning.

Sirach 27:6
The fruit declares if the tree has been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man.

Sirach 27:7
Praise no man before you hear him speak; for this is the trial of men.

Sirach 27:8
If you follow righteousness, you will obtain her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe.

Sirach 27:9
The birds will resort to their like; so will truth return to those who practise in her.

Sirach 27:10
As the lion lies in wait for the prey; so sin for those who work iniquity.

Sirach 27:11
The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changes as the moon.

Sirach 27:12
If you are among the indiscreet, observe the time; but be continually among men of understanding.

Sirach 27:13
The discourse of fools is irksome, and their sport is the wantonness of sin.

Sirach 27:14
The talk of him who swears much makes the hair stand upright; and their brawls make one stop his ears.

Sirach 27:15
The strife of the proud is bloodshedding, and their revilings are grievous to the ear.

Sirach 27:16
Whoso discovers secrets loses his credit; and will never find a friend to his mind.

Sirach 27:17
Love your friend, and be faithful to him; but if you betray his secrets, no longer follow after him.

Sirach 27:18
For as a man has destroyed his enemy; so have you lost the love of your neighbor.

Sirach 27:19
As one who lets a bird go out of his hand, so have you let your neighbor go, and will not get him again

Sirach 27:20
Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.

Sirach 27:21
As for a wound, it may be bound up; and after reviling there may be reconcilement; but he who betrays secrets is without hope.

Sirach 27:22
He who winks with the eyes works evil; and he who knows him will depart from him.

Sirach 27:23
When you are present, he will speak sweetly, and will admire your words; but at the last he will writhe his mouth, and slander your sayings.

Sirach 27:24
I have hated many things, but nothing like him; for the Lord will hate him.

Sirach 27:25
Whoso casts a stone on high casts it on his own head; and a deceitful stroke will make wounds.

Sirach 27:26
Whoso digs a pit will fall therein; and he who sets a trap will be taken therein.

Sirach 27:27
He who works mischief, it will fall upon him, and he will not know from where it comes.

Sirach 27:28
Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but vengeance, as a lion, will lie in wait for them.

Sirach 27:29
Those who rejoice at the fall of the righteous will be taken in the snare; and anguish will consume them before they die.

Sirach 27:30
Malice and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful man will have them both.

Sirach 28:1
He who revenges will find vengeance from the Lord, and He will surely keep his sins [in remembrance.]
Sirach 28:2
Forgive your neighbor the hurt that he has done to you, so your sins will also be forgiven when you pray.  *Matthew 6:14 - 15*Matthew 18:23 - 35*Mark 11:25 - 26, *Luke 6:37, *~24:22

Sirach 28:3
One man bears hatred against another, and does he seek pardon from the Lord?

Sirach 28:4
He shows no mercy to a man, who is like himself; and does he ask forgiveness of his own sins?

Sirach 28:5
If he who is but flesh nourishes hatred, who will intreat for pardon of his sins?

Sirach 28:6
Remember your end, and let enmity cease; [remember] corruption and death, and abide in the commandments.

Sirach 28:7
Remember the commandments, and bear no malice to your neighbor; [remember] the covenant of the Highest, and wink at ignorance.

Sirach 28:8
Abstain from strife, and you will diminish your sins; for a furious man will kindle strife,

Sirach 28:9
A sinful man disquiets friends, and makes debate among those who are at peace.

Sirach 28:10
As the matter of the fire is, so it burns; and as a man's strength is, so is his wrath; and according to his riches his anger rises; and the stronger they are who contend, the more they will be inflamed.

Sirach 28:11
A hasty contention kindles a fire; and a hasty fighting sheds blood.

Sirach 28:12
If you blow the spark, it will burn; if you spit upon it, it will be quenched; and both these come out of your mouth.

Sirach 28:13
Curse the whisperer and doubletongued; for such have destroyed many who were at peace.

Sirach 28:14
A backbiting tongue has disquieted many, and driven them from nation to nation; it has pulled down strong cities, and overthrown the houses of great men.

Sirach 28:15
A backbiting tongue has cast out virtuous women, and deprived them of their labors.

Sirach 28:16
Whoso listens to it will never find rest, and never dwell quietly.

Sirach 28:17
The stroke of the whip makes marks in the flesh; but the stroke of the tongue breaks the bones.

Sirach 28:18
Many have fallen by the edge of the sword; but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.

Sirach 28:19
Well is he who is defended through the venom thereof; who has not drawn the yoke thereof, nor has been bound in her bands.

Sirach 28:20
For the yoke thereof is a yoke of iron, and the bands thereof are bands of brass.

Sirach 28:21
The death thereof is an evil death, the grave was better than it.

Sirach 28:22
It will not have rule over those who fear God, neither will they be burned with the flame thereof.

Sirach 28:23
Such who forsake the Lord will fall into it; and it will burn in them, and not be quenched; it will be sent upon them as a lion, and devour them as a leopard.

Sirach 28:24
Look that you hedge your possession about with thorns, and bind up your silver and gold,

Sirach 28:25
And weigh your words in a balance, and make a door and bar for your mouth.

Sirach 28:26
Beware [that] you do not slide by it, unless you fall before him who lies in wait.

Sirach 29:1
He who is merciful will lend to his neighbor; and he who strengthens his hand keeps the commandments.

Sirach 29:2
Lend to your neighbor in a time of his need, and pay your neighbor again in due season.

Sirach 29:3
Keep your word, and deal faithfully with him, and you will always find the thing that is necessary for you.

Sirach 29:4
Many, when a thing was lent them, reckoned it to be found, and put them to trouble who helped them.

Sirach 29:5
Until he has received, he will kiss a man's hand; and for his neighbor's money, he will speak submissly; but when he should repay, he will prolong the time, and return words of grief, and complain of the time.

Sirach 29:6
If he prevails, he will hardly receive the half, and he will count as if he had found it; if not, he has deprived him of his money, and he has gotten him an enemy without cause; he pays him with cursings and railings; and for honor, he will pay him disgrace.

Sirach 29:7
Many therefore have refused to lend for other men's ill dealing, fearing to be defrauded.

Sirach 29:8
Yet have patience with a man in poor estate, and do not delay to show him mercy.

Sirach 29:9
Help the poor for the commandment's sake, and do not turn him away because of his poverty.

Sirach 29:10
Lose your money for your brother and your friend, and do not let it rust under a stone to be lost.

Sirach 29:11
Lay up your treasure according to the commandments of the Most High, and it will bring you more profit than gold.

Sirach 29:12
Shut up alms in your storehouses; and it will deliver you from all affliction.

Sirach 29:13
It will fight for you against your enemies better than a mighty shield and strong spear.

Sirach 29:14
An honest man is a pledge for his neighbor; but he who is impudent will forsake him.

Sirach 29:15
Do not forget the friendship of your pledge, for he has given his life for you.

Sirach 29:16
A sinner will overthrow the good estate of his pledge;

Sirach 29:17
And he who is of an unthankful mind will leave him [in danger] who delivered him.

Sirach 29:18
Suretiship has undone many of good estate, and shaken them as a wave of the sea; it has driven mighty men from their houses, so that they wandered among strange nations.

Sirach 29:19
A wicked man transgressing the commandments of the Lord will fall into suretiship; and he who undertakes and follows other men's business for gain will fall into judgment.

Sirach 29:20
Help your neighbor according to your power, and beware that you yourself do not fall into the same.

Sirach 29:21
The chief thing for life is water, and bread, and clothing, and a house to cover shame.

Sirach 29:22
Better is the life of a poor man in a mean cottage, than delicate fare in another man's house.

Sirach 29:23
Be it little or much, hold yourself contented, that you do not hear the reproach of your house.

Sirach 29:24
For it is a miserable life to go from house to house; for where you are a stranger, you do not dare open your mouth.

Sirach 29:25
You will entertain, and feast, and have no thanks; moreover, you will hear bitter words;

Sirach 29:26
Come, you stranger, and furnish a table, and feed me of that [which] you have ready.

Sirach 29:27
Give place, you stranger, to an honorable man; my brother comes to be lodged, and I have need of my house.

Sirach 29:28
These things are grievous to a man of understanding; the upbraiding of houseroom, and reproaching of the lender.

Sirach 30:1
He who loves his son causes him to often feel the rod, that he may have joy of him in the end.

Sirach 30:2
He who chastises his son will have joy in him, and will rejoice of him among his acquaintance.

Sirach 30:3
He who teaches his son grieves the enemy; and he will rejoice of him before his friends.

Sirach 30:4
Though his father dies, yet he is as though he were not dead; for he has left one behind him who is like himself.

Sirach 30:5
While he lived, he saw and rejoiced in him; and when he died, he was not sorrowful.

Sirach 30:6
He left behind him an avenger against his enemies, and one who will requite kindness to his friends.

Sirach 30:7
He who makes too much of his son will bind up his wounds; and his bowels will be troubled at every cry.

Sirach 30:8
A horse not broken becomes headstrong; and a child left to himself will be willful.

Sirach 30:9
Cocker your child, and he will make you afraid; play with him, and he will bring you to heaviness.

Sirach 30:10
Do not laugh with him, unless you have sorrow with him, and unless you gnash your teeth in the end.

Sirach 30:11
Give him no liberty in his youth, and do not wink at his follies.

Sirach 30:12
Bow down his neck while he is young, and beat him on the sides while he is a child, unless he waxes stubborn, and becomes disobedient to you, and so brings sorrow to your heart.

Sirach 30:13
Chastise your son, and hold him to labor, unless his lewd behaviour becomes an offence to you.

Sirach 30:14
Better is the poor, being sound and strong of constitution, than a rich man who is afflicted in his body.

Sirach 30:15
Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth.

Sirach 30:16
There are no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the joy of the heart.

Sirach 30:17
Death is better than a bitter life or continual sickness.

Sirach 30:18
Delicates poured upon a mouth shut up are as messes of meat set upon a grave.

Sirach 30:19
What good does the offering to an idol?  For neither can it eat or smell; so is he who is persecuted of the Lord.

Sirach 30:20
He sees with his eyes and groans, as an eunuch who embraces a virgin and sighs.

Sirach 30:21
Do not give over your mind to heaviness, and do not afflict yourself in your own counsel.

Sirach 30:22
The gladness of the heart is the life of man, and the joyfulness of a man prolongs his days.

Sirach 30:23
Love your own soul, and comfort your heart, remove sorrow far from you; for sorrow has killed many, and there is no profit therein.

Sirach 30:24
Envy and wrath shorten the life, and carefulness brings age before the time.

Sirach 30:25
A cheerful and good heart will have a care of his meat and diet.

Sirach 31:1
Watching for riches consumes the flesh, and the care thereof drives away sleep.

Sirach 31:2
Watching care will not let a man slumber, as a sore disease breaks sleep,

Sirach 31:3
The rich have great labor in gathering riches together; and when he rests, he is filled with his delicates.

Sirach 31:4
The poor labors in his poor estate; and when he leaves off, he is still needy.

Sirach 31:5
He who loves gold will not be justified, and he who follows corruption will have enough thereof.

Sirach 31:6
Gold has been the ruin of many, and their destruction was present.

Sirach 31:7
It is a stumblingblock to those who sacrifice to it, and every fool will be taken therewith.

Sirach 31:8
Blessed is the rich who is found without blemish, and has not gone after gold.

Sirach 31:9
Who is he?  And we will call him blessed; for he has done wonderful things among his people.

Sirach 31:10
Who has been tried thereby, and found perfect?  Then let him glory.  Who might offend, and has not offended?  Or done evil, and has not done it?

Sirach 31:11
His goods will be established, and the congregation will declare his alms.

Sirach 31:12
If you sit at a bountiful table, do not be greedy upon it, and do not say, "There is much meat on it."

Sirach 31:13
Remember that a wicked eye is an evil thing; and what is created more wicked than an eye?  Therefore it weeps upon every occasion.

Sirach 31:14
Do not stretch your hand wherever it looks, and do not thrust with him into the dish.

Sirach 31:15
Do not judge your neighbor by yourself; and be discreet in every point.

Sirach 31:16
Eat as it becomes a man, those things which are set before you; and devour note, unless you become hated.

Sirach 31:17
Leave off first for manners' sake; and do not be unsatiable, unless you offend.

Sirach 31:18
When you sit among many, do not reach your hand out first of all.

Sirach 31:19
A very little is sufficient for a man well nurtured, and he does not fetch his wind short upon his bed.

Sirach 31:20
Sound sleep comes of moderate eating; he rises early, and his wits are with him; but the pain of watching, and choler, and pangs of the belly, are with an unsatiable man.

Sirach 31:21
And if you have been forced to eat, arise, go forth, vomit, and you will have rest.

Sirach 31:22
My son, hear me, and do not despise me, and at the last you will find as I told you; in all your works be quick, so will no sickness come to you.

Sirach 31:23
Whoso is liberal of his meat, men will speak well of him; and the report of his good housekeeping will be believed.

Sirach 31:24
But against him who is miserable of his meat, the whole city will murmur; and the testimonies of his miserableness will not be doubted of.

Sirach 31:25
Do not show your valiantness in wine; for wine has destroyed many.

Sirach 31:26
The furnace proves the edge by dipping; so does wine by drunkeness [prove] the hearts of the proud.

Sirach 31:27
Wine is as good as life to a man, if it is drunk moderately; what life is then to a man who is without wine?  For it was made to make men glad.

Sirach 31:28
Wine drunk measurably and in season brings gladness of the heart, and cheerfulness of the mind;

Sirach 31:29
But wine drunken with excess makes bitterness of the mind, with brawling and quarrelling.

Sirach 31:30
Drunkenness increases the rage of a fool until he offends; it diminishes strength, and makes wounds.

Sirach 31:31
Do not rebuke your neighbor at the wine, and do not despise him in his mirth; give him no despiteful words, and do not press upon him with urging him [to drink.]

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

Sirach 32:2
And when you have done all your office, take your place, that you may be merry with them, and receive a crown for your well ordering of the feast.

Sirach 32:3
Speak, you who are the elder, for it behooves you, but with sound judgment; and do not hinder music.

Sirach 32:4
Do not pour out words where there is a musician, and do not show forth wisdom out of time.

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

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

Sirach 32:7
Speak, young man, if there is need of you; and yet scarcely when you are asked twice.

Sirach 32:8
Do not let your speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one who knows and yet holds his tongue.

Sirach 32:9
If you are among great men, do not make yourself equal with them; and when ancient men are in place, do not use many words.

Sirach 32:10
Before the thunder goes lightning; and before a shamefaced man will go favor.

Sirach 32:11
Rise up in time, and do not be the last; but get home without delay.

Sirach 32:12
There, take your pastime, and do what you will; but do not sin by proud speech.

Sirach 32:13
And for these things, bless Him who made you, and has replenished you with His good things.

Sirach 32:14
Whoso fears the Lord will receive His discipline; and those who seek Him early will find favor.

Sirach 32:15
He who seeks the law will be filled therewith; but the hypocrite will be offended thereat.

Sirach 32:16
Those who fear the Lord will find judgment, and will kindle justice as a light.

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

Sirach 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 has done without counsel.

Sirach 32:19
Do nothing without advice; and when you have once done, do not repent.

Sirach 32:20
Do not go in a way wherein you may fall, and do not stumble among the stones.

Sirach 32:21
Do not be confident in a plain way.

Sirach 32:22
And beware of your own children.

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

Sirach 32:24
He who believes in the Lord takes heed to the commandment; and he who trusts in Him will never fare the worse.

Sirach 33:1
No evil will happen to him who fears the Lord; but in temptation, even again, He will deliver him.

Sirach 33:2
A wise man does not hate the law; but he who is a hypocrite therein is as a ship in a storm.

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

Sirach 33:4
Prepare what to say, and so you will be heard; and bind up instruction, and then make answer.

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

Sirach 33:6
A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neighs under everyone who sits upon him.

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

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

Sirach 33:9
Some of them He has made high days, and made them holy, and some of them He has made ordinary days.

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

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

Sirach 33:12
Some of them He has blessed and exalted, and some of them He sanctified, and set near Himself; but some of them He has cursed and brought low, and turned out of their places.

Sirach 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 who made him, to render to them according to His judgment.

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

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

Sirach 33:16
I awoke up last of all, as one who gathers after the grapegatherers; by the blessing of the Lord, I profited, and tread my winepress like a gatherer of grapes.

Sirach 33:17
Consider that I did not labor for myself only, but for all those who seek learning.

Sirach 33:18
Hear me, O you great men of the people, and listen with your ears, you rulers of the congregation.

Sirach 33:19
Do not give your son and wife, your brother and friend, power over you while you live, and do not give your goods to another; unless it repents you, and you intreat for the same again.

Sirach 33:20
As long as you live and have breath in you, do not give yourself over to any.

Sirach 33:21
For it is better that your children should seek you, than that you should stand to their courtesy.

Sirach 33:22
In all your works, keep to yourself the preeminence; do not leave a stain in your honor.

Sirach 33:23
At the time when you will end your days, and finish your life, distribute your inheritance.

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

Sirach 33:25
If you set your servant to labor, you will find rest; but if you let him go idle, he will seek liberty.

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

Sirach 33:27
Send him to labor, that he is not idle; for idleness teaches much evil.

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

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

Sirach 33:30
If you have a servant, let him be to you as yourself, because you have bought him with a price.

Sirach 33:31
If you have a servant, entreat him as a brother; for you have need of him, as of your own soul; if you entreat him evil, and he runs from you, which way will you go to seek him?

Sirach 34:1
The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false; and dreams lift up fools.

Sirach 34:2
Whoso regards dreams is like him who catches at a shadow, and follows after the wind.

Sirach 34:3
The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another, even as the likeness of a face to a face.

Sirach 34:4
Of an unclean thing, what can be cleansed?  And from that thing which is false, what truth can come?

Sirach 34:5
Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain; and the heart fancies, as a woman's heart in travail.

Sirach 34:6
If they are not sent from the Most High in your visitation, do not set your heart upon them.

Sirach 34:7
For dreams have deceived many, and they have failed who put their trust in them.

Sirach 34:8
The law will be found perfect without lies; and wisdom is perfection to a faithful mouth.

Sirach 34:9
A man who has travelled knows many things; and he who has much experience will declare wisdom.

Sirach 34:10
He who has no experience knows little; but he who has travelled is full of prudence.

Sirach 34:11
When I travelled, I saw many things; and I understand more than I can express.

Sirach 34:12
I was often times in danger of death; yet I was delivered because of these things.

Sirach 34:13
The spirit of those who fear the Lord will live; for their hope is in Him who saves them.

Sirach 34:14
Whoso fears the Lord will not fear or be afraid; for He is his hope.

Sirach 34:15
Blessed is the soul of him who fears the Lord; to whom does he look?  And who is his strength?

Sirach 34:16
For the eyes of the Lord are upon those who love Him, He is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and a help from falling.

Sirach 34:17
He raises up the soul, and lightens the eyes; He gives health, life, and blessing.

Sirach 34:18
He who sacrifices of a thing wrongfully gotten, his offering is ridiculous; and the gifts of unjust men are not accepted.

Sirach 34:19
The Most High is not pleased with the offerings of the wicked; neither is He pacified for sin by the multitude of sacrifices.

Sirach 34:20
Whoso brings an offering of the goods of the poor does as one who kills the son before his father's eyes.

Sirach 34:21
The bread of the needy is their life; he who defrauds him thereof is a man of blood.

Sirach 34:22
He who takes away his neighbor's living slays him; and he who defrauds the laborer of his hire is a bloodshedder.

Sirach 34:23
When one builds, and another pulls down, what profit do they have then but labor?

Sirach 34:24
When one prays, and another curses, whose voice will the Lord hear?

Sirach 34:25
He who washes himself after the touching of a dead body, if he touches it again, what avails his washing?

Sirach 34:26
So is it with a man who fasts for his sins, and goes again, and does the same; who will hear his prayer?  Or what does his humbling profit him?

Sirach 35:1
He who keeps the law brings enough offerings; he who takes heed to the commandment offers a peace offering.

Sirach 35:2
He who requites a goodturn offers fine flour; and he who gives alms sacrifices praise.

Sirach 35:3
To depart from wickedness is a thing pleasing to the Lord; and to forsake unrighteousness is a propitiation.

Sirach 35:4
You will not appear empty before the Lord.

Sirach 35:5
For all these things [are to be done] because of the commandment.

Sirach 35:6
The offering of the righteous makes the altar fat, and the sweet savor thereof is before the Most High.

Sirach 35:7
The sacrifice of a just man is acceptable.  And the memorial thereof will never be forgotten.

Sirach 35:8
Give the Lord His honor with a good eye, and diminish not the firstfruits of your hands.

Sirach 35:9
In all your gifts, show a cheerful countenance, and dedicate your tithes with gladness.

Sirach 35:10
Give to the Most High accordingly as He has enriched you; and as you have gotten, give with a cheerful eye.

Sirach 35:11
For the Lord recompenses, and will give you seven times as much.

Sirach 35:12
Do not think to corrupt with gifts; for He will not receive such; and do not trust unrighteous sacrifices; for the Lord is Judge, and with Him is no respect of persons.

Sirach 35:13
He will not accept any person against a poor man, but will hear the prayer of the oppressed.

Sirach 35:14
He will not despise the supplication of the fatherless; nor the widow, when she pours out her complaint.

Sirach 35:15
Do the tears not run down the widow's cheeks?  And is her cry not against him who causes them to fall?

Sirach 35:16
He who serves the Lord will be accepted with favor, and his prayer will reach to the clouds.

Sirach 35:17
The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds; and until it comes near, he will not be comforted; and will not depart, until the Most High will behold to judge righteously, and execute judgment.

Sirach 35:18
For the Lord will not be slack, neither will the Mighty be patient toward them, until He has smitten in sunder the loins of the unmerciful, and repaid vengeance to the heathen; until He has taken away the multitude of the proud, and broken the sceptre of the unrighteous;

Sirach 35:19
Until He has rendered to every man according to his deeds, and to the works of men according to their devices; until He has judged the cause of His people, and made them to rejoice in His mercy.

Sirach 35:20
Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.

Sirach 36:1
Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us;

Sirach 36:2
And send Your fear upon all the nations that do not seek after You.

Sirach 36:3
Lift up Your hand against the strange nations, and let them see Your power.

Sirach 36:4
As You were sanctified in us before them; so are You magnified among them before us.

Sirach 36:5
And let them know You, as we have known You, that there is no God but only You, O God.

Sirach 36:6
Show new signs, and make other strange wonders; glorify Your hand and Your right arm, that they may set forth Your wondrous works.

Sirach 36:7
Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath; take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.

Sirach 36:8
Be diligent in season, remember the covenant, and let them declare Your wonderful works.

Sirach 36:9
Let him who escapes be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish who oppress the people.

Sirach 36:10
Smite the heads of the rulers of the heathen in sunder, who say, "There is none other but us."

Sirach 36:11
Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit them, as from the beginning.

Sirach 36:12
O Lord, have mercy upon the people who are called by Your name, and upon Israel, whom You have named Your firstborn.

Sirach 36:13
O be merciful to Jerusalem, Your holy city, the place of Your rest.

Sirach 36:14
Fill Zion with Your unspeakable oracles, and Your people with Your glory;

Sirach 36:15
Give testimony to those whom You have possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets who have been in Your name.

Sirach 36:16
Reward those who wait for You, and let Your prophets be found faithful.

Sirach 36:17
O Lord, hear the prayer of Your servants, according to the blessing of Aaron over Your people, that all those who dwell upon the earth may know that You are the Lord, the eternal God.

Sirach 36:18
The belly devours all meats, yet one meat is better than another.

Sirach 36:19
As the palate tastes various kinds of venison; so does a heart of understanding, false speeches.

Sirach 36:20
A froward heart causes heaviness; but a man of experience will recompense him.

Sirach 36:21
A woman will receive every man, yet one daughter is better than another.

Sirach 36:22
The beauty of a woman cheers the countenance, and a man loves nothing better.

Sirach 36:23
If there is kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, then her husband is not like other men.

Sirach 36:24
He who gets a wife begins a possession, a help like to himself, and a pillar of rest.

Sirach 36:25
Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled; and he who has no wife will wander up and down mourning.

Sirach 36:26
Who will trust a thief well appointed, who skips from city to city?  So [who will believe] a man who has no house, and lodges wherever the night takes him?

Sirach 37:1
Every friend says, "I am his friend also;" but there is a friend, who is only a friend in name.

Sirach 37:2
Is it not a grief to death, when a companion and friend are turned to an enemy?

Sirach 37:3
O wicked imagination, from where did you come in to cover the earth with deceit?

Sirach 37:4
There is a companion, who rejoices in the prosperity of a friend, but will be against him in the time of trouble.

Sirach 37:5
There is a companion, who helps his friend for the belly, and takes up the buckler against the enemy.

Sirach 37:6
Do not forget your friend in your mind, and do not be unmindful of him in your riches.

Sirach 37:7
Every counselor extols counsel; but there are some who counsel for himself.

Sirach 37:8
Beware of a counselor, and know before what need he has; for he will counsel for himself; unless he cast the lot upon you,

Sirach 37:9
And say to you, "Your way is good;" and afterward he stands on the other side, to see what will befall you.

Sirach 37:10
Do not consult with one who suspects you; and hide your counsel from such who envy you.

Sirach 37:11
Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither with a coward in matters of war; nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man of thankfulness; nor with an unmerciful man touching kindness; nor with the slothful for any work; nor with a hireling for a year of finishing work; nor with an idle servant of much business; do not listen to these in any matter of counsel.

Sirach 37:12
But be continually with a godly man, whom you know keeps the commandments of the Lord, whose, mind is according to your mind, and will sorrow with you, if you will miscarry.

Sirach 37:13
And let the counsel of your own heart stand; for there is no man more faithful to you than it.

Sirach 37:14
For a man's mind is sometimes accustomed to tell him more than seven watchmen, who sit above in a high tower.

Sirach 37:15
And above all this, pray to the Most High, that He will direct your way in truth.

Sirach 37:16
Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.

Sirach 37:17
The countenance is a sign of changing of the heart.

Sirach 37:18
Four manner of things appear; good and evil, life and death; but the tongue rules over them continually.

Sirach 37:19
There is one who is wise and teaches many, and yet is unprofitable to himself.

Sirach 37:20
There is one who shows wisdom in words, and is hated; he will be destitute of all food.

Sirach 37:21
For grace is not given, him from the Lord, because he is deprived of all wisdom.

Sirach 37:22
Another is wise to himself; and the fruits of understanding are commendable in his mouth.

Sirach 37:23
A wise man instructs his people; and the fruits of his understanding do not fail.

Sirach 37:24
A wise man will be filled with blessing; and all those who see him will count him happy.

Sirach 37:25
The days of the life of man may be numbered; but the days of Israel are innumerable.

Sirach 37:26
A wise man will inherit glory among his people, and his name will be perpetual.

Sirach 37:27
My son, prove your soul in your life, and see what is evil for it, and do not give that to it.

Sirach 37:28
For all things are not profitable for all men, neither does every soul have pleasure in everything.

Sirach 37:29
Do not be unsatiable in any dainty thing, nor too greedy upon meats;

Sirach 37:30
For excess of meats brings sickness, and surfeiting will turn into choler.

Sirach 37:31
By surfeiting have many perished; but he who takes heed prolongs his life.

Sirach 38:1
Honor a physician with the honor due to him for the uses which you may have of him; for the Lord has created him.

Sirach 38:2
For of the Most High comes healing, and He will receive honor of the king.

Sirach 38:3
The skill of the physician will lift up his head; and in the sight of great men, he will be in admiration.

Sirach 38:4
The Lord has created medicines out of the earth; and he who is wise will not abhor them.

Sirach 38:5
Was the water not made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?

Sirach 38:6
And He has given men skill, that He might be honored in His marvelous works.

Sirach 38:7
With such does He heal [men,] and takes away their pains.

Sirach 38:8
Of such does the apothecary make a confection; and of His works there is no end; and from Him is peace over all the earth,

Sirach 38:9
My son, in your sickness do not be negligent; but pray to the Lord, and He will make you whole.

Sirach 38:10
Leave off from sin, and order your hands aright, and cleanse your heart from all wickedness.

Sirach 38:11
Give a sweet savor, and a memorial of fine flour; and make a fat offering, as not being.

Sirach 38:12
Then give place to the physician, for the Lord has created him; let him not go from you, for you have need of him.

Sirach 38:13
There is a time when there is good success in their hands.

Sirach 38:14
For they will also pray to the Lord, that He would prosper that, which they give for ease and remedy to prolong life.

Sirach 38:15
He who sins before his Maker, let him fall into the hand of the physician.

Sirach 38:16
My son, let tears fall down over the dead, and begin to lament, as if you had suffered great harm yourself; and then cover his body according to the custom, and do not neglect his burial.

Sirach 38:17
Weep bitterly, and make great moan, and use lamentation, as he is worthy, and that a day or two, unless you are spoken evil of; and then comfort yourself for your heaviness.

Sirach 38:18
For of heaviness comes death, and the heaviness of the heart breaks strength.

Sirach 38:19
In affliction, sorrow also remains; and the life of the poor is the curse of the heart.

Sirach 38:20
Take no heaviness to heart; drive it away, and member the last end.

Sirach 38:21
Do not forget it, for there is no turning again; you will not do him good, but hurt yourself.

Sirach 38:22
Remember my judgment; for yours will also be so; yesterday for me, and today for you.

Sirach 38:23
When the dead are at rest, let his remembrance rest; and be comforted for him, when his spirit has departed from him.

Sirach 38:24
The wisdom of a learned man comes by opportunity of leisure; and he who has little business will become wise.

Sirach 38:25
How can he get wisdom who holds the plough, and who glories in the goad, who drives oxen, and is occupied in their labors, and whose talk is of bullocks?

Sirach 38:26
He gives his mind to make furrows; and is diligent to give the kine fodder.

Sirach 38:27
So every carpenter and workmaster, who labors night and day; and those who cut and grave seals, and are diligent to make great variety, and give themselves to counterfeit imagery, and watch to finish a work;

Sirach 38:28
The smith also sitting by the anvil, and considering the iron work, the vapor of the fire wastes his flesh, and he fights with the heat of the furnace; the noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears, and his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he makes; he sets his mind to finish his work, and watches to polish it perfectly;

Sirach 38:29
So does the potter sitting at his work, and turning the wheel about with his feet, who is alway carefully set at his work, and makes all his work by number;

Sirach 38:30
He fashions the clay with his arm, and bows down his strength before his feet; he applies himself to lead it over; and he is diligent to make the furnace clean;

Sirach 38:31
All these trust their hands; and everyone is wise in his work.

Sirach 38:32
Without these, a city cannot be inhabited; and they will not dwell where they will, nor go up and down;

Sirach 38:33
They will not be sought for in public counsel, nor sit high in the congregation; they will not sit on the judges' seat, nor understand the sentence of judgment; they cannot declare justice and judgment; and they will not be found where parables are spoken.

Sirach 38:34
But they will maintain the state of the world, and [all] their desire is in the work of their craft.

Sirach 39:1
But he who gives his mind to the law of the Most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies.

Sirach 39:2
He will keep the sayings of the renowned men; and where subtil parables are, he will also be there.

Sirach 39:3
He will seek out the secrets of grave sentences, and be conversant in dark parables.

Sirach 39:4
He will serve among great men, and appear before princes; he will travel through strange countries; for he has tried the good and the evil among men.

Sirach 39:5
He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord who made him, and will pray before the Most High, and will open his mouth in prayer, and make supplication for his sins.

Sirach 39:6
When the great Lord wills, he will be filled with the Spirit of Understanding; he will pour out wise sentences, and give thanks to the Lord in his prayer.

Sirach 39:7
He will direct his counsel and knowledge, and in his secrets, he will meditate.

Sirach 39:8
He will show forth that which he has learned, and will glory in the law of the covenant of the Lord.

Sirach 39:9
Many will commend his understanding; and so long as the world endures, it will not be blotted out; his memorial will not depart away, and his name will live from generation to generation.

Sirach 39:10
Nations will show forth his wisdom, and the congregation will declare his praise.

Sirach 39:11
If he dies, he will leave a greater name than a thousand; and if he lives, he will increase it.

Sirach 39:12
Yet I have more to say, which I have thought upon; for I am filled as the moon at the full.

Sirach 39:13
Listen to me, you holy children, and bud forth as a rose growing by the brook of the field;

Sirach 39:14
And give a sweet savor as frankincense, and flourish as a lily, send forth a smell, and sing a song of praise, bless the Lord in all His works.

Sirach 39:15
Magnify His name, and show forth His praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising Him you will say after this manner;

Sirach 39:16
"All the works of the Lord are exceedingly good, and whatever He commands will be accomplished in due season."

Sirach 39:17
And none may say, "What is this?  Why is that?"  For at a convenient time they will all be sought out; at His commandment, the waters stood as a heap, and at the words of His mouth, the receptacles of waters.

Sirach 39:18
At His commandment is done whatever pleases Him; and none can hinder, when He will save.

Sirach 39:19
The works of all flesh are before Him, and nothing can be hidden from His eyes.

Sirach 39:20
He sees from everlasting to everlasting; and there is nothing wonderful before Him.

Sirach 39:21
A man does not need to say, "What is this?  Why is that?"  For He has made all things for their uses.

Sirach 39:22
His blessing covered the dry land as a river, and watered it as a flood.

Sirach 39:23
As He has turned the waters into saltness; so the heathen will inherit His wrath.

Sirach 39:24
As His ways are plain to the holy; so are they stumblingblocks to the wicked.

Sirach 39:25
For the good, are good things created from the beginning; so evil things for sinners.

Sirach 39:26
The principal things for the whole use of man's life are water, fire, iron, and salt, flour of wheat, honey, milk, and the blood of the grape, and oil, and clothing.

Sirach 39:27
All these things are for good to the godly; so to the sinners they are turned into evil.

Sirach 39:28
There are spirits that are created for vengeance, which in their fury, lay on sore strokes; in the time of destruction, they pour out their force, and appease the wrath of Him who made them.

Sirach 39:29
Fire, and hail, and famine, and death, all these were created for vengeance;

Sirach 39:30
Teeth of wild beasts, and scorpions, serpents, and the sword punishing the wicked to destruction.

Sirach 39:31
They will rejoice in His commandment, and they will be ready upon earth, when need is; and when their time has come, they will not transgress His word.

Sirach 39:32
Therefore from the beginning, I was resolved, and thought upon these things, and have left them in writing.

Sirach 39:33
All the works of the Lord are good; and He will give every needful thing in due season.

Sirach 39:34
So that a man cannot say, "This is worse than that;"  For in time, they will all be well approved.

Sirach 39:35
And therefore praise the Lord with the whole heart and mouth, and bless the name of the Lord.

Sirach 40:1
Great travail is created for every man, and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day that they go out of their mother's womb, until the day that they return to the mother of all things.

Sirach 40:2
Their imagination of things to come, and the day of death, [trouble] their thoughts, and [cause] fear of heart;

Sirach 40:3
From him who sits on a throne of glory, to him who is humbled in earth and ashes;

Sirach 40:4
From him who wears purple and a crown, to him who is clothed with a linen frock.

Sirach 40:5
Wrath, and envy, trouble, and unquietness, fear of death, and anger, and strife, and in the time of rest upon his bed, his night sleep, do change his knowledge.

Sirach 40:6
A little or nothing is his rest, and afterward he is in his sleep, as in a day of keeping watch, troubled in the vision of his heart, as if he had escaped out of a battle.

Sirach 40:7
When all is safe, he awakes, and marvels that the fear was nothing.

Sirach 40:8
[Such things happen] to all flesh, both man and beast, and that is sevenfold more upon sinners.

Sirach 40:9
Death, and bloodshed, strife, and sword, calamities, famine, tribulation, and the scourge;

Sirach 40:10
These things are created for the wicked, and for their sake, the flood came.

Sirach 40:11
All things that are of the earth will turn to the earth again; and that which is of the waters returns into the sea.

Sirach 40:12
All bribery and injustice will be blotted out; but true dealing will endure forever.

Sirach 40:13
The goods of the unjust will be dried up like a river, and will vanish with noise, like a great thunder in rain.

Sirach 40:14
While he opens his hand, he will rejoice; so will transgressors come to nothing.

Sirach 40:15
The children of the ungodly will not bring forth many branches; but are as unclean roots upon a hard rock.

Sirach 40:16
The weed growing upon every water and bank of a river will be pulled up before all grass.

Sirach 40:17
Bountifulness is as a most fruitful garden, and mercifulness endures forever.

Sirach 40:18
To labor, and to be content with that a man has, is a sweet life; but he who finds a treasure is above them both.

Sirach 40:19
Children and the building of a city continue a man's name; but a blameless wife is counted above them both.

Sirach 40:20
Wine and music rejoice the heart; but the love of wisdom is above them both.

Sirach 40:21
The pipe and the psaltery make sweet melody; but a pleasant tongue is above them both.

Sirach 40:22
Your eye desires favor and beauty; but more than both, corn while it is green.

Sirach 40:23
A friend and companion never meet amiss; but above both is a wife with her husband.

Sirach 40:24
Brethren and help are against time of trouble; but alms will deliver more than them both.

Sirach 40:25
Gold and silver make the foot stand sure; but counsel is esteemed above them both.

Sirach 40:26
Riches and strength lift up the heart; but the fear of the Lord is above them both; there is no want in the fear of the Lord, and it does not need to seek help.

Sirach 40:27
The fear of the Lord is a fruitful garden, and covers him above all glory.

Sirach 40:28
My son, do not lead a beggar's life; for it is better to die than to beg.

Sirach 40:29
The life of him who depends on another man's table is not to be counted for a life; for he pollutes himself with other men's meat; but a well nurtured wise man will beware thereof.

Sirach 40:30
Begging is sweet in the mouth of the shameless; but in his belly, there will burn a fire.

Sirach 41:1
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of you to a man who lives at rest in his possessions, to the man who has nothing to vex him, and who has prosperity in all things; indeed, to him who is yet able to receive meat!

Sirach 41:2
O death, acceptable is your sentence to the needy, and to him whose strength fails, that is now in the last age, and is vexed with all things, and to him who despairs, and has lost patience!

Sirach 41:3
Do not fear the sentence of death, remember those who have been before you, and who come after; for this is the sentence of the Lord over all flesh.

Sirach 41:4
And why are you against the pleasure of the Most High?  There is no inquisition in the grave, whether you have lived ten, or a hundred, or a thousand years.

Sirach 41:5
The children of sinners are abominable children, and those who are conversant in the dwelling of the ungodly.

Sirach 41:6
The inheritance of sinners' children will perish, and their posterity will have a perpetual reproach.

Sirach 41:7
The children will complain of an ungodly father, because they will be reproached for his sake.

Sirach 41:8
Woe to you, ungodly men, who have forsaken the law of the Most High God!   For if you increase, it will be to your destruction;

Sirach 41:9
And if you are born, you will be born to a curse; and if you die, a curse will be your portion.

Sirach 41:10
All that are of the earth will turn to earth again; so the ungodly will go from a curse to destruction.

Sirach 41:11
The mourning of men is about their bodies; but an ill name of sinners will be blotted out.

Sirach 41:12
Have regard to your name; for that will continue with you above a thousand great treasures of gold.

Sirach 41:13
A good life has but few days; but a good name endures forever.

Sirach 41:14
My children, keep discipline in peace; for wisdom that is hidden, and a treasure that is not seen, what profit is in them both?

Sirach 41:15
A man who hides his foolishness is better than a man who hides his wisdom.

Sirach 41:16
Therefore be shamefaced according to my word; for it is not good to retain all shamefacedness; neither is it altogether approved in everything.

Sirach 41:17
Be ashamed of whoredom before father and mother; and of a lie before a prince and a mighty man;

Sirach 41:18
Of an offence before a judge and ruler; of iniquity before a congregation and people; of unjust dealing before your partner and friend;

Sirach 41:19
And of theft in regard of the place where you sojourn, and in regard of the truth of God and His covenant; and to lean with your elbow upon the meat; and of scorning to give and take;

Sirach 41:20
And of silence before those who salute you; and to look upon a harlot;

Sirach 41:21
And to turn your face away from your kinsman; or to take away a portion or a gift; or to gaze upon another man's wife.

Sirach 41:22
Or to be overbusy with his maid, and not come near her bed; or of upbraiding speeches before friends; and after you have given, do not upbraid;

Sirach 41:23
Or of iterating and speaking again that which you have heard; and of revealing of secrets.

Sirach 41:24
So you will be truly shamefaced and find favor before all men.

Sirach 42:1
Of these things, do not be ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby;

Sirach 42:2
Of the law of the Most High, and His covenant; and of judgment to justify the ungodly;

Sirach 42:3
Of reckoning with your partners and travellers; or of the gift of the heritage of friends;

Sirach 42:4
Of exactness of balance and weights; or of getting much or little;

Sirach 42:5
And of merchants' indifferent selling; of much correction of children; and to make the side of an evil servant to bleed.

Sirach 42:6
Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are.

Sirach 42:7
Deliver all things in number and weight; and put all in writing that you give out, or receive in.

Sirach 42:8
Do not be ashamed to inform the unwise and foolish, and the extreme aged who contend with those who are young; thus you will be truly learned, and approved of all living men.

Sirach 42:9
The father wakes for the daughter, when no man knows; and the care for her takes away sleep; when she is young, unless she passes away the flower of her age; and being married, unless she should be hated;

Sirach 42:10
In her virginity, unless she should be defiled and gotten with child in her father's house; and having a husband, unless she should misbehave herself; and when she is married, unless she should be barren.

Sirach 42:11
Keep a sure watch over a shameless daughter, unless she makes you a laughingstock to your enemies, and a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people, and make you ashamed before the multitude.

Sirach 42:12
Do not behold every body's beauty, and do not sit in the midst of women.

Sirach 42:13
For from garments comes a moth, and from women, wickedness.

Sirach 42:14
Better is the churlishness of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, who brings shame and reproach.

Sirach 42:15
I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the things that I have seen; In the words of the Lord are His works.

Sirach 42:16
The sun that gives light looks upon all things, and the work thereof is full of the glory of the Lord.

Sirach 42:17
The Lord has not given power to the saints to declare all His marvelous works, which the Almighty Lord firmly settled, that whatever is, might be established for His glory.

Sirach 42:18
He seeks out the deep, and the heart, and considers their crafty devices; for the Lord knows all that may be known, and He beholds the signs of the world.

Sirach 42:19
He declares the things that are past, and to come, and reveals the steps of hidden things.

Sirach 42:20
No thought escapes Him, neither is any word hidden from Him.

Sirach 42:21
He has garnished the excellent works of His wisdom, and He is from everlasting to everlasting; to Him may nothing be added, neither can He be diminished, and He has no need of any counselor.

Sirach 42:22
Oh how desirable are all His works!  And that a man may see even to a spark.

Sirach 42:23
All these things live and remain forever for all uses, and they are all obedient.

Sirach 42:24
All things are double one against another; and He has made nothing imperfect.

Sirach 42:25
One thing establishes the good of another; and who will be filled with beholding His glory?

Sirach 43:1
The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with His glorious show;

Sirach 43:2
The sun when it appears, declaring at his rising a marvelous instrument, the work of the Most High;

Sirach 43:3
At noon it parches the country, and who can abide the burning heat thereof?

Sirach 43:4
A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burns the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapors, and sending forth bright beams, it dims the eyes.

Sirach 43:5
Great is the Lord who made it; and at His commandment, runs hastily.

Sirach 43:6
He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world.

Sirach 43:7
From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreases in her perfection.

Sirach 43:8
The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven;

Sirach 43:9
The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord.

Sirach 43:10
At the commandment of the Holy One, they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.

Sirach 43:11
Look upon the rainbow, and praise Him who made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof.

Sirach 43:12
It encompasses the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the Most High have bent it.

Sirach 43:13
By His commandment, He makes the snow to fall aplace, and swiftly sends the lightnings of His judgment.

Sirach 43:14
Through this, the treasures are opened; and clouds fly forth as fowls.

Sirach 43:15
By His great power, He makes the clouds firm, and the hailstones are broken small.

Sirach 43:16
At His sight, the mountains are shaken, and at His will, the south wind blows.

Sirach 43:17
The noise of the thunder makes the earth tremble; so does the northern storm and the whirlwind; as birds flying, He scatters the snow, and the falling down thereof is as the lighting of grasshoppers;

Sirach 43:18
The eye marvels at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the raining of it.

Sirach 43:19
He also pours the hoarfrost as salt on the earth, and being congealed, it lies on the top of sharp stakes.

Sirach 43:20
When the cold north wind blows, and the water is congealed into ice, it abides upon every gathering together of water, and clothes the water as with a breastplate.

Sirach 43:21
It devours the mountains, and burns the wilderness, and consumes the grass as fire.

Sirach 43:22
A present remedy of all is a mist coming speedily, a dew coming after heat refreshes.

Sirach 43:23
By His counsel, He appeases the deep, and plants islands therein.

Sirach 43:24
Those who sail on the sea tell of the danger thereof; and when we hear it with our ears, we marvel thereat.

Sirach 43:25
For therein are strange and wondrous works, a variety of all kinds of beasts and whales created.

Sirach 43:26
By Him, the end of them has prosperous success, and by His word, all things exist.

Sirach 43:27
We may speak much, and yet come short; therefore in sum, He is all.

Sirach 43:28
How will we be able to magnify Him?  For He is great above all His works.

Sirach 43:29
The Lord is terrible and very great, and marvelous is His power.

Sirach 43:30
When you glorify the Lord, exalt Him as much as you can; for even yet will He far exceed; and when you exalt Him, put forth all your strength, and do not be weary; for you can never go far enough.

Sirach 43:31
Who has seen Him, that He might tell us?  And who can magnify Him as He is?

Sirach 43:32
There are yet greater things hidden than these are, for we have seen but a few of His works.

Sirach 43:33
For the Lord has made all things; and He has given wisdom to the godly.

Sirach 44:1
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers who fathered us.

Sirach 44:2
The Lord has done great glory by them through His great power from the beginning.

Sirach 44:3
Such who bore rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies;

Sirach 44:4
Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning, meet for the people, wise and eloquent are their instructions;

Sirach 44:5
Such who found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing;

Sirach 44:6
Rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations;

Sirach 44:7
All these were honored in their generations, and were the glory of their times.

Sirach 44:8
There are of them, who have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported.

Sirach 44:9
And there are some, who have no memorial; who have perished, as though they had never been; and have become as though they had never been born; and their children after them.

Sirach 44:10
But these were merciful men, whose righteousness has not been forgotten.

Sirach 44:11
With their seed will a good inheritance continually remain, and their children are within the covenant.

Sirach 44:12
Their seed stands fast, and their children for their sake.

Sirach 44:13
Their seed will remain forever, and their glory will not be blotted out.

Sirach 44:14
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name lives forevermore.

Sirach 44:15
The people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will show forth their praise.

Sirach 44:16
Enoch pleased the Lord, and was translated, being an example of repentance to all generations.

Sirach 44:17
Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath, he was taken in exchange [for the world;] therefore he was left as a remnant to the earth, when the flood came.

Sirach 44:18
An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should no longer perish by the flood.

Sirach 44:19
Abraham was a great father of many people; there were none like him in glory;

Sirach 44:20
Who kept the law of the Most High, and was in covenant with Him; he established the covenant in his flesh; and when he was tested, he was found faithful.

Sirach 44:21
Therefore He assured him by an oath, that He would bless the nations in his seed, and that He would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river to the utmost part of the land.

Sirach 44:22
With Isaac, He established likewise [for Abraham, his father's sake] the blessing of all men, and the covenant, and made it rest upon the head of Jacob.  He acknowledged him in His blessing, and gave him a heritage, and divided his portions; He parted them among the twelve tribes.

Sirach 45:1
And He brought a merciful man out of him, who found favor in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men, whose memorial is blessed.

Sirach 45:2
He made him like the glorious saints, and magnified him, so that his enemies stood in fear of him.

Sirach 45:3
By His words, He caused the wonders to cease, and He made him glorious in the sight of kings, and gave him a commandment for His people, and showed him part of His glory.

Sirach 45:4
He sanctified him in his faithfuless and meekness, and chose him out of all men.

Sirach 45:5
He made him hear His voice, and brought him into the dark cloud, and gave him commandments before His Face, even the law of life and knowledge, that He might teach Jacob His covenants, and Israel His judgments.

Sirach 45:6
He exalted Aaron, a holy man like him, even his brother, of the tribe of Levi.

Sirach 45:7
He made an everlasting covenant with him and gave him the priesthood among the people; He beautified him with comely ornaments, and clothed him with a robe of glory.

Sirach 45:8
He put perfect glory upon him; and strengthened him with rich garments, with breeches, with a long robe, and the ephod.

Sirach 45:9
And He compassed him with pomegranates, and with many golden bells round about, that as he went, there might be a sound, and a noise made that might be heard in the temple, for a memorial to the children of His people;

Sirach 45:10
With a holy garment, with gold, and blue silk, and purple, the work of the embroidere, with a breastplate of judgment, and with Urim and Thummim;

Sirach 45:11
With twisted scarlet, the work of the cunning workman, with precious stones graven like seals, and set in gold, the work of the jeweller, with a writing engraved for a memorial, after the number of the tribes of Israel.

Sirach 45:12
He set a crown of gold upon the mitre, wherein Holiness was engraved, an ornament of honor, a costly work, the desires of the eyes, goodly and beautiful.

Sirach 45:13
Before him there were none such, neither did any stranger ever put them on, but only his children and his children's children perpetually.

Sirach 45:14
Their sacrifices will continually be wholly consumed every day twice.

Sirach 45:15
Moses consecrated him, and anointed him with holy oil; this was appointed to him by an everlasting covenant, and to his seed, so long as the heavens should remain, that they should minister to him, and execute the office of the priesthood, and bless the people in His name.

Sirach 45:16
He chose him out of all living men to offer sacrifices to the Lord, incense, and a sweet savor, for a memorial, to make reconciliation for His people.

Sirach 45:17
He gave His commandments to him, and authority in the statutes of judgments, that He should teach Jacob the testimonies, and inform Israel in His laws.

Sirach 45:18
Strangers conspired together against him, and maligned him in the wilderness, even the men who were of Dathan's and Abiron's side, and the congregation of Core, with fury and wrath.

Sirach 45:19
The Lord saw this, and it displeased Him, and in His wrathful indignation, they were consumed; He did wonders upon them, to consume them with the fiery flame.

Sirach 45:20
But He made Aaron more honorable, and gave him a heritage, and divided the firstfruits of the increase to him; He especially prepared bread in abundance;

Sirach 45:21
For they eat of the sacrifices of the Lord, which He gave to him and his seed.

Sirach 45:22
Howbeit, in the land of the people, he had no inheritance, neither did he have any portion among the people; for the Lord Himself is his portion and inheritance.

Sirach 45:23
The third in glory is Phinees, the son of Eleazar, because he had zeal in the fear of the Lord, and stood up with good courage of heart; when the people were turned back, and made reconciliation for Israel.

Sirach 45:24
Therefore there was a covenant of peace made with him, that he should be the chief of the sanctuary and of His people, and that he and his posterity should have the dignity of the priesthood forever;

Sirach 45:25
According to the covenant made with David, son of Jesse, of the tribe of Judah, that the inheritance of the king should be to his posterity alone; so the inheritance of Aaron should also be to his seed.

Sirach 45:26
God gives you wisdom in your heart to judge His people in righteousness, that their good things are not abolished, and that their glory may endure forever.

Sirach 46:1
Jesus, the son of a Nave, was valiant in the wars, and was the successor of Moses in prophecies, who according to his name, was made great for the saving of the elect of God, and taking vengeance of the enemies who rose up against them, that he might set Israel in their inheritance.

Sirach 46:2
How great glory he got, when he lifted up his hands, and stretched out his sword against the cities!

Sirach 46:3
Who so stood to it before him?  For the Lord Himself brought his enemies to him.

Sirach 46:4
Did the sun not go back by his means?  And was one day not as long as two?

Sirach 46:5
He called upon the Most High Lord, when the enemies pressed upon him on every side; and the great Lord heard him.

Sirach 46:6
And with hailstones of mighty power, he made the battle to fall violently upon the nations, and in the descent [of Beth-horon] he destroyed those who resisted, that the nations might know all their strength, because he fought in the sight of the Lord, and he followed the Mighty One.

Sirach 46:7
In the time of Moses, he also did a work of mercy, he and Caleb, the son of Jephunne, in that they withstood the congregation, and withheld the people from sin, and appeased the wicked murmuring.

Sirach 46:8
And of six hundred thousand people on foot, those two were preserved to bring them in to the heritage, even to the land that flows with milk and honey.

Sirach 46:9
The Lord also gave strength to Caleb, which remained with him to his old age; so that he entered upon the high places of the land, and his seed obtained it for a heritage;

Sirach 46:10
That all the Children of Israel might see that it is good to follow the Lord.

Sirach 46:11
And concerning the judges, everyone by name, whose heart did not go whoring, nor depart from the Lord, let their memory be blessed.

Sirach 46:12
Let their bones flourish out of their place, and let the name of those who were honored be continued upon their children.

Sirach 46:13
Samuel, the prophet of the Lord, beloved of his Lord, established a kingdom, and anointed princes over His people.

Sirach 46:14
By the law of the Lord, he judged the congregation, and the Lord had respect to Jacob.

Sirach 46:15
By his faithfulness, he was found a true prophet, and by his word, he was known to be faithful in vision.

Sirach 46:16
He called upon the mighty Lord, when his enemies pressed upon him on every side, when he offered the sucking lamb.

Sirach 46:17
And the Lord thundered from heaven, and with a great noise, made His voice to be heard.

Sirach 46:18
And he destroyed the rulers of the Tyrians, and all the princes of the Philistines.

Sirach 46:19
And before his long sleep, he made protestations in the sight of the Lord and His anointed, I have not taken any man's goods, so much as a shoe; and no man accused him.

Sirach 46:20
And after his death, he prophesied, and showed the king his end, and lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.

Sirach 47:1
And after him, Nathan rose up to prophesy in the time of David.

Sirach 47:2
As is the fat taken away from the peace offering, so was David chosen out of the Children of Israel.

Sirach 47:3
He played with lions as with kids, and with bears as with lambs.

Sirach 47:4
Did he not slay a giant, when he was yet but young?  And did he not take away reproach from the people, when he lifted up his hand with the stone in the sling, and beat down the boasting of Goliath?

Sirach 47:5
For he called upon the Most High Lord; and He gave him strength in his right hand to slay that mighty warrior, and set up the horn of His people.

Sirach 47:6
So the people honored him with ten thousands, and praised him in the blessings of the Lord, in that He gave him a crown of glory.

Sirach 47:7
For he destroyed the enemies on every side, and brought the Philistines his adversaries to nothing, and brake their horn in sunder to this day.

Sirach 47:8
In all his works, he praised the Holy One Most High with words of glory; with his whole heart, he sung songs, and loved Him who made him.

Sirach 47:9
He set singers also before the altar, that by their voices, they might make a sweet melody, and sing daily praises in their songs.

Sirach 47:10
He beautified their feasts, and set the solemn times in order until the end, that they might praise His holy name, and that the temple might sound from morning.

Sirach 47:11
The Lord took away his sins, and exalted his horn forever; He gave him a covenant of kings, and a throne of glory in Israel.

Sirach 47:12
After him, a wise son rose up, and for his sake, he dwelt at large.

Sirach 47:13
Solomon reigned in a peaceable time, and was honored; for God made all quiet round about him, that he might build a house in His name, and prepare His sanctuary forever.

Sirach 47:14
How wise were you in your youth and, as a flood, filled with understanding!

Sirach 47:15
Your soul covered the whole earth, and you filled it with dark parables.

Sirach 47:16
Your name went far to the islands; and for your peace, you were beloved.

Sirach 47:17
The countries marveled at you for your songs, and proverbs, and parables, and interpretations.

Sirach 47:18
By the name of the Lord God, which is called the Lord God of Israel, you gathered gold as tin and multiplied silver as lead.

Sirach 47:19
You bowed your loins to women, and by your body, you were brought into subjection.

Sirach 47:20
You stained your honor, and polluted your seed; so that you brought wrath upon your children, and were grieved for your folly.

Sirach 47:21
So the kingdom was divided, and out of Ephraim, a rebellious kingdom ruled.

Sirach 47:22
But the Lord will never leave off His mercy, neither will any of His works perish, neither will He abolish the posterity of His elect, and the seed of him who loves Him, He will not take away; therefore He gave a remnant to Jacob, and out of him, a root to David.

Sirach 47:23
Thus Solomon rested with his fathers, and of his seed, he left Roboam behind him, even the foolishness of the people, and one who had no understanding, who turned the people away through his counsel.  There was also Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and showed Ephraim the way of sin;

Sirach 47:24
And their sins were multiplied exceedingly, that they were driven out of the land.

Sirach 47:25
For they sought out all wickedness, until the vengeance came upon them.

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

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

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

Sirach 48:4
O Elias, how were you honored in your wondrous deeds!  And who may glory like you!

Sirach 48:5
Who raised up a dead man from death, and his soul from the place of the dead, by the word of the Most High;

Sirach 48:6
Who brought kings to destruction, and honorable men from their bed;

Sirach 48:7
Who heard the rebuke of the Lord in Sinai, and the judgment of vengeance in Horeb;

Sirach 48:8
Who annointed kings to take revenge, and prophets to succeed after him;

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

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

Sirach 48:11
Blessed are those who saw you, and slept in love; for we will surely live.

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

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

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

Sirach 48:15
For all this, the people did not repent, neither did they depart from their sins, until 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;

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

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

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

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

Sirach 48:20
But they called upon the Lord who 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.

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

Sirach 48:22
For Ezekiel 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.

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

Sirach 48:24
He saw by an excellent spirit what should come to pass at the last, and he comforted those who mourned in Zion.

Sirach 48:25
He showed what should come to pass forever, and secret things or ever they came.

Sirach 49:1
The remembrance of Josiah is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary; it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as music at a banquet of wine.

Sirach 49:2
He behaved himself uprightly in the conversion of the people, and took away the abominations of iniquity.

Sirach 49:3
He directed his heart to the Lord, and in the time of the ungodly, he established the worship of God.

Sirach 49:4
All, except David and Ezekiel and Josiah, were defective; for they forsook the law of the Most High, even the kings of Judah failed.

Sirach 49:5
Therefore He gave their power to others, and their glory to a strange nation.

Sirach 49:6
They burnt the chosen city of the sanctuary, and made the streets desolate, according to the prophecy of Jeremiah.

Sirach 49:7
For they entreated him evil, who nevertheless was a prophet, sanctified in his mother's womb, that he might root out, and afflict, and destroy; and that he might build up also, and plant.

Sirach 49:8
It was Ezekiel who saw the glorious vision, which was shown him upon the chariot of the cherubims.

Sirach 49:9
For he made mention of the enemies under the figure of the rain, and directed those who went right.

Sirach 49:10
And of the twelve prophets, let the memorial be blessed, and let their bones flourish again out of their place; for they comforted Jacob, and delivered them by assured hope.

Sirach 49:11
How will we magnify Zorobabel?  Even he was as a signet on the right hand;

Sirach 49:12
So was Jesus, the son of Josedec; who in their time, built the house, and set up a holy temple to the Lord, which was prepared for everlasting glory.
Sirach 49:13
And among the elect was Nehemiah, whose renown is great, who raised up for us the walls that had fallen, *Nehemiah 2:17, *Nehemiah 6:15 and set up the gates and the bars, and raised up our ruins again.

Sirach 49:14
But upon the earth was no man created like Enoch; for he was taken from the earth.

Sirach 49:15
Neither was there a young man born like Joseph, a governor of his brethren, a stay of the people, whose bones were regarded of the Lord.

Sirach 49:16
Sem and Seth were in great honor among men, and so was Adam above every living thing in creation.

Sirach 50:1
Simon the high priest, the son of Onias, who, in his life, repaired the house again, and in his days, fortified the temple;

Sirach 50:2
And by him, the double height was built from the foundation, the high fortress of the wall about the temple;

Sirach 50:3
In his days, the cistern to receive water, being measured as the sea, was covered with plates of brass;

Sirach 50:4
He took care of the temple that it should not fall, and fortified the city against besieging;

Sirach 50:5
How he was honored in the midst of the people in his coming out of the sanctuary!

Sirach 50:6
He was as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full;

Sirach 50:7
As the sun shining upon the temple of the Most High, and as the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds;

Sirach 50:8
And as the flower of roses in the spring of the year, as lilies by the rivers of waters, and as the branches of the frankincense tree in the time of summer;

Sirach 50:9
As fire and incense in the censer, and as a vessel of beaten gold set with all manner of precious stones;

Sirach 50:10
And as a fair olive tree budding forth fruit, and as a cypress tree which grows up to the clouds.

Sirach 50:11
When he put on the robe of honor, and was clothed with the perfection of glory, when he went up to the holy altar, he made the garment of holiness honorable.

Sirach 50:12
When he took the portions out of the priests' hands, he himself stood by the hearth of the altar, encompassed about, as a young cedar in Libanus; and as palm trees, they encompassed him round about.

Sirach 50:13
So were all the sons of Aaron in their glory, and the oblations of the Lord in their hands, before all the congregation of Israel.

Sirach 50:14
And finishing the service at the altar, that he might adorn the offering of the Most High Almighty,

Sirach 50:15
He stretched out his hand to the cup, and poured of the blood of the grape, he poured out a sweetsmelling savor at the foot of the altar to the Most High King of all.

Sirach 50:16
Then the sons of Aaron shouted, and sounded the silver trumpets, and made a great noise to be heard, for a remembrance before the Most High.

Sirach 50:17
Then all the people hasted together, and fell down to the earth upon their faces to worship their Lord God Almighty, the Most High.

Sirach 50:18
The singers also sang praises with their voices, with great variety of sounds, a sweet melody was made.

Sirach 50:19
And the people besought the Lord, the Most High, by prayer before Him who is merciful, until the solemnity of the Lord had ended, and they had finished His service.

Sirach 50:20
Then he went down, and lifted up his hands over the whole congregation of the Children of Israel, to give the blessing of the Lord with his lips, and to rejoice in His name.

Sirach 50:21
And they bowed themselves down to worship the second time, that they might receive a blessing from the Most High.

Sirach 50:22
Now therefore, bless the God of all, who only does wondrous things everywhere, who exalts our days from the womb, and deals with us according to His mercy.

Sirach 50:23
He grants us joyfulness of heart, and that peace may be in our days in Israel forever;

Sirach 50:24
That He would confirm His mercy with us, and deliver us at His time!

Sirach 50:25
There are two manner of nations which my heart abhors, and the third is no nation;

Sirach 50:26
Those who sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and those who dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish people who dwell in Sichem.

Sirach 50:27
Jesus, the son of Sirach of Jerusalem, has written in this book, the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who, out of his heart, poured forth wisdom.

Sirach 50:28
Blessed is he who will be exercised in these things; and he who lays them up in his heart will become wise.

Sirach 50:29
For if he does them, he will be strong to all things; for the light of the Lord leads him, who gives wisdom to the godly.  Blessed is the name of the Lord forever.  Amen, Amen.
[A Prayer of Jesus, the son of Sirach.]

Sirach 51:1
I will thank You, O Lord and King, and praise You, O God my Savior; I give praise to Your name;

Sirach 51:2
For You are my defender and helper, and have preserved my body from destruction, and from the snare of the slanderous tongue, and from the lips that forge lies, and have been my helper against my adversaries;

Sirach 51:3
And have delivered me, according to the multitude of the mercies and greatness of Your name, from the teeth of those who were ready to devour me, and out of the hands of such who sought after my life, and from the manifold afflictions which I had;

Sirach 51:4
From the choking of fire on every side, and from the midst of the fire which I did not kindle;

Sirach 51:5
From the depth of the belly of Hell, from an unclean tongue, and from lying words.

Sirach 51:6
By an accusation to the king from an unrighteous tongue, my soul drew near even to death, my life was near to Hell beneath.

Sirach 51:7
They encompassed me on every side, and there was no man to help me; I looked for the succour of men, but there was none.

Sirach 51:8
Then I thought upon Your mercy, O Lord, and upon Your acts of old, how You deliver such who wait for You, and save them out of the hands of the enemies.

Sirach 51:9
Then I lifted up my supplications from the earth, and prayed for deliverance from death.

Sirach 51:10
I called upon the Lord, the Father of my lord, that He would not leave me in the days of my trouble, and in the time of the proud, when there was no help.

Sirach 51:11
I will praise Your name continually, and will sing praises with thanksgiving; and so my prayer was heard;

Sirach 51:12
For You saved me from destruction, and delivered me from the evil time; therefore I will give thanks, and praise You, and bless Your name, O Lord.

Sirach 51:13
When I was yet young, or ever I went abroad, I desired wisdom openly in my prayer.

Sirach 51:14
I prayed for her before the temple, and will seek her out even to the end.

Sirach 51:15
Even from the flower until the grape was ripe, my heart has delighted in her; my foot went the right way, from my youth up, I sought after her.

Sirach 51:16
I bowed down my ear a little, and received her, and got much learning.

Sirach 51:17
I profited therein, therefore I will ascribe glory to Him who gives me wisdom.

Sirach 51:18
For I purposed to do after her, and I earnestly followed that which is good; so I will not be confounded.

Sirach 51:19
My soul has wrestled with her, and in my doings, I was exact; I stretched forth my hands to the heaven above, and bewailed my ignorances of her.

Sirach 51:20
I directed my soul to her, and I found her in pureness; I have had my heart joined with her from the beginning, therefore I will not be forsaken.

Sirach 51:21
My heart was troubled in seeking her; therefore I have gotten a good possession.

Sirach 51:22
The Lord has given me a tongue for my reward, and I will praise Him therewith.

Sirach 51:23
Draw near to me, you unlearned, and dwell in the house of learning.

Sirach 51:24
Why are you slow, and what do you say to these things, seeing your souls are very thirsty?

Sirach 51:25
I opened my mouth, and said, "Buy her for yourselves without money.

Sirach 51:26
Put your neck under the yoke, and let your soul receive instruction; she is hard at hand to find."

Sirach 51:27
Behold with your eyes, how I have but little labor, and have gotten much rest to me.

Sirach 51:28
Get learning with a great sum of money, and get much gold by her.

Sirach 51:29
Let your soul rejoice in His mercy, and do not be ashamed of His praise.

Sirach 51:30
Work your work in season, and in his time, He will give you your reward.

  [4 Maccabees]                                Malachi