Friday, January 13, 2012

Sirach 7

Sir 7:12  Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one that humbleth and exalteth, God who seeth all.
Sir 7:13  Devise not a lie against thy brother: neither do the like against thy friend.
Sir 7:14  Be not willing to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.
Sir 7:15  Be not full of words in a multitude of ancients, and repeat not the word in thy prayer.
Sir 7:16  Hate not laborious works, nor husbandry ordained by the most High.
Sir 7:17  Number not thyself among the multitude of the disorderly.
Sir 7:18  Remember wrath, for it will not tarry long.
Sir 7:19  Humble thy spirit very much: for the vengeance on the flesh of the ungodly is fire and worms.
Sir 7:20  Do not transgress against thy friend deferring money, nor despise thy dear brother for the sake of gold.
Sir 7:21  Depart not from a wise and good wife, whom thou hast gotten in the fear of the Lord: for the grace of her modesty is above gold.
Sir 7:22  Hurt not the servant that worketh faithfully, nor the hired man that giveth thee his life.
Sir 7:23  Let a wise servant be dear to thee as thy own soul, defraud him not of liberty, nor leave him needy.
Sir 7:24  Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.
Sir 7:25  Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their childhood.
Sir 7:26  Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thy countenance gay towards them.
Sir 7:27  Marry thy daughter well, and thou shalt do a great work, and give her to a wise man.

We're  not to judge others, we're not to lie, and we're to take care of our families.  Sirach is chapter after chapter of good wisdom!

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