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Wisdom of Sirach

   CATSS LXX Brenton (1851) Wiki English Translation LXX‎ / World English Bible  Westminster Leningrad Codex Wiki English Translation HB‎ / World English Bible1Sir 10:11κριτὴς σοφὸς παιδεύσει τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἡγεμονία συνετοῦ τεταγμένη ἔσταιSir 10:1
A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.
Sir 10:1
A wise judge will instruct his people. The government of a man of understanding will be well ordered.
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2Sir 10:22κατὰ τὸν κριτὴν τοῦ λαοῦ οὕτως καὶ οἱ λειτουργοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ κατὰ τὸν ἡγούμενον τῆς πόλεως πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες αὐτήνSir 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 they that dwell therein.
Sir 10:2
As is the judge of his people, so are his officials. As the city’s ruler is, so are all those who dwell in it.
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3Sir 10:33βασιλεὺς ἀπαίδευτος ἀπολεῖ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ πόλις οἰκισθήσεται ἐν συνέσει δυναστῶνSir 10:3
An unwise king destroyeth his people; but through the prudence of them which are in authority the city shall be inhabited.
Sir 10:3
An undisciplined king will destroy his people. A city will be established through the understanding of the powerful.
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4Sir 10:44ἐν χειρὶ κυρίου ἡ ἐξουσία τῆς γῆς καὶ τὸν χρήσιμον ἐγερεῖ εἰς καιρὸν ἐπ’ αὐτῆςSir 10:4
The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time he will set over it one that is profitable.
Sir 10:4
The government of the earth is in the Lord’s hand. In due time, he will raise up over it the right person at the right time.
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5Sir 10:55ἐν χειρὶ κυρίου εὐοδία ἀνδρός καὶ προσώπῳ γραμματέως ἐπιθήσει δόξαν αὐτοῦSir 10:5
In the hand of God is the prosperity of man: and upon the person of the scribe shall he lay his honour.
Sir 10:5
A man’s prosperity is in the Lord’s hand. He will lay his honor upon the person of the scribe.
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6Sir 10:66ἐπὶ παντὶ ἀδικήματι μὴ μηνιάσῃς τῷ πλησίον καὶ μὴ πρᾶσσε μηδὲν ἐν ἔργοις ὕβρεωςSir 10:6
Bear not hatred to thy neighbour for every wrong; and do nothing at all by injurious practices.
Sir 10:6
Don’t be angry with your neighbor for every wrong. Do nothing by works of violence.
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7Sir 10:77μισητὴ ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ ἀνθρώπων ὑπερηφανία καὶ ἐξ ἀμφοτέρων πλημμελὴς ἡ ἀδικίαSir 10:7
Pride is hateful before God and man: and by both doth one commit iniquity.
Sir 10:7
Pride is hateful before the Lord and men. Arrogance is abhorrent in the judgment of both.
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8Sir 10:88βασιλεία ἀπὸ ἔθνους εἰς ἔθνος μετάγεται διὰ ἀδικίας καὶ ὕβρεις καὶ χρήματαSir 10:8
Because of unrighteous dealings, injuries, and riches got by deceit, the kingdom is translated from one people to another.
Sir 10:8
Sovereignty is transferred from nation to nation because of injustice, violence, and greed for money.
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9Sir 10:99τί ὑπερηφανεύεται γῆ καὶ σποδός ὅτι ἐν ζωῇ ἔρριψα τὰ ἐνδόσθια αὐτοῦSir 10:9
Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.
Sir 10:9
Why are dirt and ashes proud?* Because in life, my body decays.
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10Sir 10:1010μακρὸν ἀρρώστημα σκώπτει ἰατρός καὶ βασιλεὺς σήμερον καὶ αὔριον τελευτήσειSir 10:10
The physician cutteth off a long disease; and he that is to day a king to morrow shall die.
Sir 10:10
A long disease mocks the physician. The king of today will die tomorrow.
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11Sir 10:1111ἐν γὰρ τῷ ἀποθανεῖν ἄνθρωπον κληρονομήσει ἑρπετὰ καὶ θηρία καὶ σκώληκαςSir 10:11
For when a man is dead, he shall inherit creeping things, beasts, and worms.
Sir 10:11
For when a man is dead, he will inherit maggots, vermin, and worms.
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12Sir 10:1212ἀρχὴ ὑπερηφανίας ἀνθρώπου ἀφίστασθαι ἀπὸ κυρίου καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ ποιήσαντος αὐτὸν ἀπέστη ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦSir 10:12
The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.
Sir 10:12
It is the beginning of pride when a man departs from the Lord. His heart has departed from him who made him.
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13Sir 10:1313ὅτι ἀρχὴ ὑπερηφανίας ἁμαρτία καὶ ὁ κρατῶν αὐτῆς ἐξομβρήσει βδέλυγμα διὰ τοῦτο παρεδόξασεν κύριος τὰς ἐπαγωγὰς καὶ κατέστρεψεν εἰς τέλος αὐτούςSir 10:13
For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.
Sir 10:13
For the beginning of pride is sin. He who keeps it will pour out abomination. For this cause the Lord brought upon them strange calamities and utterly overthrew them.
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14Sir 10:1414θρόνους ἀρχόντων καθεῖλεν ὁ κύριος καὶ ἐκάθισεν πραεῖς ἀντ’ αὐτῶνSir 10:14
The Lord hath cast down the thrones of proud princes, and set up the meek in their stead.
Sir 10:14
The Lord cast down the thrones of rulers and set the lowly in their place.
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15Sir 10:1515ῥίζας ἐθνῶν ἐξέτιλεν ὁ κύριος καὶ ἐφύτευσεν ταπεινοὺς ἀντ’ αὐτῶνSir 10:15
The Lord hath plucked up the roots of the proud nations, and planted the lowly in their place.
Sir 10:15
The Lord plucked up the roots of nations and planted the lowly in their place.
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16Sir 10:1616χώρας ἐθνῶν κατέστρεψεν ὁ κύριος καὶ ἀπώλεσεν αὐτὰς ἕως θεμελίων γῆςSir 10:16
The Lord overthrew countries of the heathen, and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.
Sir 10:16
The Lord overthrew the lands of nations and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.
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17Sir 10:1717ἐξῆρεν ἐξ αὐτῶν καὶ ἀπώλεσεν αὐτοὺς καὶ κατέπαυσεν ἀπὸ γῆς τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶνSir 10:17
He took some of them away, and destroyed them, and hath made their memorial to cease from the earth.
Sir 10:17
He took some of them away and destroyed them, and made their memory to cease from the earth.
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18Sir 10:1818οὐκ ἔκτισται ἀνθρώποις ὑπερηφανία οὐδὲ ὀργὴ θυμοῦ γεννήμασιν γυναικῶνSir 10:18
Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are born of a woman.
Sir 10:18
Pride has not been created for men, nor wrathful anger for the offspring of women.
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19Sir 10:1919σπέρμα ἔντιμον ποῖον σπέρμα ἀνθρώπου σπέρμα ἔντιμον ποῖον οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν κύριον σπέρμα ἄτιμον ποῖον σπέρμα ἀνθρώπου σπέρμα ἄτιμον ποῖον οἱ παραβαίνοντες ἐντολάςSir 10:19
They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they that love him an honourable plant: they that regard not the law are a dishonourable seed; they that transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.
Sir 10:19
Whose offspring has honor? Human offspring who fear the Lord. Whose offspring has no honor? Human offspring who break the commandments.
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20Sir 10:2020ἐν μέσῳ ἀδελφῶν ὁ ἡγούμενος αὐτῶν ἔντιμος καὶ οἱ φοβούμενοι κύριον ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦSir 10:20
Among brethren he that is chief is honourably; so are they that fear the Lord in his eyes.
Sir 10:20
In the midst of kindred he who rules them has honor. Those who fear the Lord have honor in his eyes.
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21Sir 10:2121Sir 10:21
The fear of the Lord goeth before the obtaining of authority: but roughness and pride is the losing thereof.
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22Sir 10:2222πλούσιος καὶ ἔνδοξος καὶ πτωχός τὸ καύχημα αὐτῶν φόβος κυρίουSir 10:22
Whether he be rich, noble, or poor, their glory is the fear of the Lord.
Sir 10:22
The rich man, the honorable, and the poor all glory in the fear of the Lord.
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23Sir 10:2323οὐ δίκαιον ἀτιμάσαι πτωχὸν συνετόν καὶ οὐ καθήκει δοξάσαι ἄνδρα ἁμαρτωλόνSir 10:23
It is not meet to despise the poor man that hath understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.
Sir 10:23
It is not right to dishonor a poor man who has understanding. It is not fitting to glorify a man who is a sinner.
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24Sir 10:2424μεγιστὰν καὶ κριτὴς καὶ δυνάστης δοξασθήσεται καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτῶν τις μείζων τοῦ φοβουμένου τὸν κύριονSir 10:24
Great men, and judges, and potentates, shall be honoured; yet is there none of them greater than he that feareth the Lord.
Sir 10:24
The prince, the judge, and the mighty man will be honored. There is not one of them greater than he who fears the Lord.
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25Sir 10:2525οἰκέτῃ σοφῷ ἐλεύθεροι λειτουργήσουσιν καὶ ἀνὴρ ἐπιστήμων οὐ γογγύσειSir 10:25
Unto the servant that is wise shall they that are free do service: and he that hath knowledge will not grudge when he is reformed.
Sir 10:25
Free men will minister to a wise servant. A man who has knowledge will not complain.
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26Sir 10:2626μὴ σοφίζου ποιῆσαι τὸ ἔργον σου καὶ μὴ δοξάζου ἐν καιρῷ στενοχωρίας σουSir 10:26
Be not overwise in doing thy business; and boast not thyself in the time of thy distress.
Sir 10:26
Don’t flaunt your wisdom in doing your work. Don’t boast in the time of your distress.
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27Sir 10:2727κρείσσων ἐργαζόμενος καὶ περισσεύων ἐν πᾶσιν ἢ περιπατῶν δοξαζόμενος καὶ ἀπορῶν ἄρτωνSir 10:27
Better is he that laboureth, and aboundeth in all things, than he that boasteth himself, and wanteth bread.
Sir 10:27
Better is he who labors and abounds in all things, than he who boasts and lacks bread.
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28Sir 10:2828τέκνον ἐν πραΰτητι δόξασον τὴν ψυχήν σου καὶ δὸς αὐτῇ τιμὴν κατὰ τὴν ἀξίαν αὐτῆςSir 10:28
My son, glorify thy soul in meekness, and give it honour according to the dignity thereof.
Sir 10:28
My son, glorify your soul in humility, and ascribe to yourself honor according to your worthiness.
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29Sir 10:2929τὸν ἁμαρτάνοντα εἰς τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ τίς δικαιώσει καὶ τίς δοξάσει τὸν ἀτιμάζοντα τὴν ζωὴν αὐτοῦSir 10:29
Who will justify him that sinneth against his own soul? and who will honour him that dishonoureth his own life?
Sir 10:29
Who will justify him who sins against his own soul? Who will honor him who dishonors his own life?
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30Sir 10:3030πτωχὸς δοξάζεται δι’ ἐπιστήμην αὐτοῦ καὶ πλούσιος δοξάζεται διὰ τὸν πλοῦτον αὐτοῦSir 10:30
The poor man is honoured for his skill, and the rich man is honoured for his riches.
Sir 10:30
A poor man is honored for his knowledge. A rich man is honored for his riches.
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31Sir 10:3131ὁ δεδοξασμένος ἐν πτωχείᾳ καὶ ἐν πλούτῳ ποσαχῶς καὶ ὁ ἄδοξος ἐν πλούτῳ καὶ ἐν πτωχείᾳ ποσαχῶςSir 10:31
He that is honoured in poverty, how much more in riches? and he that is dishonourable in riches, how much more in poverty?
Sir 10:31
But he who is honored in poverty, how much more in riches? He who is dishonored in riches, how much more in poverty?
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