Σοφία Σιρὰχ

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.
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A wise judge will instruct his people. The government of a man of understanding will be well ordered.
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.
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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.
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.
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An undisciplined king will destroy his people. A city will be established through the understanding of the powerful.
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.
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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.
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.
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A man’s prosperity is in the Lord’s hand. He will lay his honor upon the person of the scribe.
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.
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Don’t be angry with your neighbor for every wrong. Do nothing by works of violence.
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.
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Pride is hateful before the Lord and men. Arrogance is abhorrent in the judgment of both.
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.
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Sovereignty is transferred from nation to nation because of injustice, violence, and greed for money.
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.
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Why are dirt and ashes proud?* Because in life, my body decays.
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.
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A long disease mocks the physician. The king of today will die tomorrow.
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.
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For when a man is dead, he will inherit maggots, vermin, and worms.
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.
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It is the beginning of pride when a man departs from the Lord. His heart has departed from him who made him.
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.
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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.
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.
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The Lord cast down the thrones of rulers and set the lowly in their place.
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.
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The Lord plucked up the roots of nations and planted the lowly in their place.
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.
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The Lord overthrew the lands of nations and destroyed them to the foundations of the earth.
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.
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He took some of them away and destroyed them, and made their memory to cease from the earth.
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.
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Pride has not been created for men, nor wrathful anger for the offspring of women.
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.
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Whose offspring has honor? Human offspring who fear the Lord. Whose offspring has no honor? Human offspring who break the commandments.
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.
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In the midst of kindred he who rules them has honor. Those who fear the Lord have honor in his eyes.
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.
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The rich man, the honorable, and the poor all glory in the fear of the Lord.
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.
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It is not right to dishonor a poor man who has understanding. It is not fitting to glorify a man who is a sinner.
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.
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The prince, the judge, and the mighty man will be honored. There is not one of them greater than he who fears the Lord.
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.
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Free men will minister to a wise servant. A man who has knowledge will not complain.
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.
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Don’t flaunt your wisdom in doing your work. Don’t boast in the time of your distress.
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.
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Better is he who labors and abounds in all things, than he who boasts and lacks bread.
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.
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My son, glorify your soul in humility, and ascribe to yourself honor according to your worthiness.
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?
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Who will justify him who sins against his own soul? Who will honor him who dishonors his own life?
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.
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A poor man is honored for his knowledge. A rich man is honored for his riches.
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?
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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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