4 Don’t seek political power from the Lord. 16 Do not swell the ranks of sinners, remember that the retribution will not delay. Be not fainthearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to give alms. Number not thyself among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not tarry long. Like the early editions of the Geneva Bible, the edit ors of the Authorized Version believe that the non-Catholic readers should aware of what the “Apocrypha” had to say in regards to these passage. Do not assert your righteousness before the Lord, nor display your wisdom before the king. 20 Do not ill-treat a slave who is an honest worker, or a wage-earner who is devoted to you. The Wisdom of Jesus The Son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus Chapter 1 - 7 King James Version Apocrypha Deuterocanon Audio Bible Never get tired of praying, and never miss a chance to give to the poor. 7:31 7:16 Look after them; if they are making you a profit, keep them. b. 18 Do not barter a friend away for the sake of profit, nor a true brother for the gold of Ophir. Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the most High hath ordained. Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers. 7:9 Humble thyself greatly: for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms. Ecclesiasticus chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 1 The Prologue of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach. Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity? 7:13 Hast thou cattle? 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is … 7:35 9 A father’s blessing gives a person firm roots, but a mother’s curse uproots the growing plant. forsake her not: but give not thyself over to a light woman. 21 Love an intelligent slave with all your heart, and do not deny such a slave his freedom. Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold. 7 1 Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee. 8 Respect your father in deed as well as word, so that blessing may come on you from him; 9 since a father's blessing makes his children's house firm, while a mother's curse tears up its foundations. Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir. A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living; and for the dead detain it not. 9 Do not say, 'God will be impressed by my numerous offerings; when I sacrifice to God Most High, he is bound to accept.'. 1 Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.. 2 Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee.. 3 My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.. 4 Seek not of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honour.. 5 justify not thyself before the Lord; and boast not of thy wisdom before the king. Sacred Texts Bible Index Wisdom Baruch. Use not many words in a multitude of elders, and make not much babbling when thou prayest. They compassed me on every side, and there was no man to help me: I looked for the succour of men, but there was none. 10 Do not glory in your father’s disgrace, for that is no glory to you! for the Lord is longsuffering, … And say unto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand on the other side, to see what shall befall thee. 7:20 And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity and strife will discover thy reproach. 10. 9. Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom? 27 With all your heart honour your father, never forget the birthpangs of your mother. 9 By her haughty stare and her eyelids. Do not seek to become a judge, lest you be unable to remove iniquity, lest you be partial to a powerful man, and thus put a blot on your integrity. Whereas many and great things have been delivered unto us by the law and the prophets, and by others that have followed their steps, for the which things Israel ought to be commended for learning and wisdom; and whereof not only the readers must needs become … 3 My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold. 14 Do not talk too much at the gathering of elders, and do not repeat yourself at your prayers. Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth. 4 Do not ask the Lord for the highest place, or the king for a seat of honour. 8 A drunken wife arouses great anger, for she does not hide her shame. NAB New American Bible Revised Edition Catholic Paperback, GNT Leatherbound Bible Catholic Edition with Deuterocanonicals / Apocrypha & Imprimatur, Take The Rosary: History, Mystery, and Meaning Class Now. evil things sevenfold. 7:8 Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. 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