Monday, February 13, 2012

Sirach 11

Sir 11:25  Say not: What need I, and what good shall I have by this?
Sir 11:26  Say not: I am sufficient for myself: and what shall I be made worse by this?
Sir 11:27  In the day of good things be not unmindful of evils: and in the day of evils be not unmindful of good things:
Sir 11:28  For it is easy before God in the day of death to reward every one according to his ways.
Sir 11:29  The affliction of an hour maketh one forget great delights, and in the end of a man is the disclosing of his works.
Sir 11:30  Praise not any man before death, for a man is known by his children.
Sir 11:31  Bring not every man into thy house: for many are the snares of the deceitful.
Sir 11:32  For as corrupted bowels send forth stinking breath, and as the partridge is brought into the cage, and as the roe into the snare: so also is the heart of the proud, and as a spy that looketh on the fall of his neighbour.
Sir 11:33  For he lieth in wait and turneth good into evil, and on the elect he will lay a blot.
Sir 11:34  Of one spark cometh a great fire, and of one deceitful man much blood: and a sinful man lieth in wait for blood.
Sir 11:35  Take heed to thyself of a mischievous man, for he worketh evils: lest he bring upon thee reproach for ever.
Sir 11:36  Receive a stranger in, and he shall overthrow thee with a whirlwind, and shall turn thee out of thy own.

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