Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sirach 11

Sir 11:1  The wisdom of the humble shall exalt his head, and shall make him sit in the midst of great men.
Sir 11:2  Praise not a man for his beauty, neither despise a man for his look.
Sir 11:3  The bee is small among flying things but her fruit hath the chiefest sweetness.
Sir 11:4  Glory not in apparel at any time, and be not exalted in the day of thy honour: for the works of the Highest only are wonderful, and his works are glorious, and secret, and hidden.
Sir 11:5  Many tyrants have sat on the throne, and he whom no man would think on, hath worn the crown.
Sir 11:6  Many mighty men have been greatly brought down, and the glorious have been delivered into the hand of others.
Sir 11:7  Before thou inquire, blame no man: and when thou hast inquired, reprove justly.
Sir 11:8  Before thou hear, answer not a word: and interrupt not others in the midst of their discourse.
Sir 11:9  Strive not in a matter which doth not concern thee, and sit not in judgment with sinners.
Sir 11:10  My son, meddle not with many matters: and if thou be rich, thou shalt not be free from sin: for if thou pursue after thou shalt not overtake; and if thou run before thou shalt not escape.
Sir 11:11  There is an ungodly man that laboureth, and maketh haste, and is in sorrow, and is so much the more in want.
Sir 11:12  Again, there is an inactive man that wanteth help, is very weak in ability, and full of poverty:
Sir 11:13  Yet the eye of God hath looked upon him for good, and hath lifted him up from his low estate, and hath exalted his head: and many have wondered at him, and have glorified God. 

Don't be hasty.  I try to remember 7-9 to mind my own business and not be hasty in judging someone else.

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