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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 21:11τέκνον ἥμαρτες μὴ προσθῇς μηκέτι καὶ περὶ τῶν προτέρων σου δεήθητιSir 21:1
My son, hast thou sinned? do so no more, but ask pardon for thy former sins.
Sir 21:1
My son, have you sinned? Do it no more; and ask forgiveness for your past sins.
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2Sir 21:22ὡς ἀπὸ προσώπου ὄφεως φεῦγε ἀπὸ ἁμαρτίας ἐὰν γὰρ προσέλθῃς δήξεταί σε ὀδόντες λέοντος οἱ ὀδόντες αὐτῆς ἀναιροῦντες ψυχὰς ἀνθρώπωνSir 21:2
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.
Sir 21:2
Flee from sin as from the face of a snake; for if you go near, it will bite you. Its teeth are like lion’s teeth, slaying people’s souls.
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3Sir 21:33ὡς ῥομφαία δίστομος πᾶσα ἀνομία τῇ πληγῇ αὐτῆς οὐκ ἔστιν ἴασιςSir 21:3
All iniquity is as a two edged sword, the wounds whereof cannot be healed.
Sir 21:3
All iniquity is as a two-edged sword. Its stroke has no healing.
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4Sir 21:44καταπληγμὸς καὶ ὕβρις ἐρημώσουσιν πλοῦτον οὕτως οἶκος ὑπερηφάνου ἐρημωθήσεταιSir 21:4
To terrify and do wrong will waste riches: thus the house of proud men shall be made desolate.
Sir 21:4
Terror and violence will waste away riches. So the house of an arrogant man will be laid waste.
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5Sir 21:55δέησις πτωχοῦ ἐκ στόματος ἕως ὠτίων αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ κρίμα αὐτοῦ κατὰ σπουδὴν ἔρχεταιSir 21:5
A prayer out of a poor man's mouth reacheth to the ears of God, and his judgment cometh speedily.
Sir 21:5
Supplication from a poor man’s mouth reaches to the ears of* God, and his judgment comes speedily.
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6Sir 21:66μισῶν ἐλεγμὸν ἐν ἴχνει ἁμαρτωλοῦ καὶ ὁ φοβούμενος κύριον ἐπιστρέψει ἐν καρδίᾳSir 21:6
He that hateth to be reproved is in the way of sinners: but he that feareth the Lord will repent from his heart.
Sir 21:6
One who hates reproof is in the path of the sinner. He who fears the Lord will repent in his heart.
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7Sir 21:77γνωστὸς μακρόθεν ὁ δυνατὸς ἐν γλώσσῃ ὁ δὲ νοήμων οἶδεν ἐν τῷ ὀλισθάνειν αὐτόνSir 21:7
An eloquent man is known far and near; but a man of understanding knoweth when he slippeth.
Sir 21:7
He who is mighty in tongue is known far away; but the man of understanding knows when he slips.
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8Sir 21:88ὁ οἰκοδομῶν τὴν οἰκίαν αὐτοῦ ἐν χρήμασιν ἀλλοτρίοις ὡς συνάγων αὐτοῦ τοὺς λίθους εἰς χειμῶναSir 21:8
He that buildeth his house with other men's money is like one that gathereth himself stones for the tomb of his burial.
Sir 21:8
He who builds his house with other men’s money is like one who gathers stones for his own tomb.
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9Sir 21:99στιππύον συνηγμένον συναγωγὴ ἀνόμων καὶ ἡ συντέλεια αὐτῶν φλὸξ πυρόςSir 21:9
The congregation of the wicked is like tow wrapped together: and the end of them is a flame of fire to destroy them.
Sir 21:9
The congregation of wicked men is as a bundle of tow with a flame of fire at the end of them.
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10Sir 21:1010ὁδὸς ἁμαρτωλῶν ὡμαλισμένη ἐκ λίθων καὶ ἐπ’ ἐσχάτων αὐτῆς βόθρος ᾅδουSir 21:10
The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of hell.
Sir 21:10
The way of sinners is paved with stones; and at the end of it is the pit of Hades.
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11Sir 21:1111ὁ φυλάσσων νόμον κατακρατεῖ τοῦ ἐννοήματος αὐτοῦ καὶ συντέλεια τοῦ φόβου κυρίου σοφίαSir 21:11
He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.
Sir 21:11
He who keeps the law becomes master of its intent. The fulfilment of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.
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12Sir 21:1212οὐ παιδευθήσεται ὃς οὐκ ἔστιν πανοῦργος ἔστιν δὲ πανουργία πληθύνουσα πικρίανSir 21:12
He that is not wise will not be taught: but there is a wisdom which multiplieth bitterness.
Sir 21:12
He who is not clever will not be instructed. There is a cleverness which makes bitterness abound.
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13Sir 21:1313γνῶσις σοφοῦ ὡς κατακλυσμὸς πληθυνθήσεται καὶ ἡ βουλὴ αὐτοῦ ὡς πηγὴ ζωῆςSir 21:13
The knowledge of a wise man shall abound like a flood: and his counsel is like a pure fountain of life.
Sir 21:13
The knowledge of a wise man will be made to abound as a flood, and his counsel as a fountain of life.
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14Sir 21:1414ἔγκατα μωροῦ ὡς ἀγγεῖον συντετριμμένον καὶ πᾶσαν γνῶσιν οὐ κρατήσειSir 21:14
The inner parts of a fool are like a broken vessel, and he will hold no knowledge as long as he liveth.
Sir 21:14
The inward parts of a fool are like a broken vessel. He will hold no knowledge.
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15Sir 21:1515λόγον σοφὸν ἐὰν ἀκούσῃ ἐπιστήμων αἰνέσει αὐτὸν καὶ ἐπ’ αὐτὸν προσθήσει ἤκουσεν ὁ σπαταλῶν καὶ ἀπήρεσεν αὐτῷ καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν αὐτὸν ὀπίσω τοῦ νώτου αὐτοῦSir 21:15
If a skilful man hear a wise word, he will commend it, and add unto it: but as soon as one of no understanding heareth it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind his back.
Sir 21:15
If a man of knowledge hears a wise word, he will commend it and add to it. The wanton man hears it, and it displeases him, so he throws it away behind his back.
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16Sir 21:1616ἐξήγησις μωροῦ ὡς ἐν ὁδῷ φορτίον ἐπὶ δὲ χείλους συνετοῦ εὑρεθήσεται χάριςSir 21:16
The talking of a fool is like a burden in the way: but grace shall be found in the lips of the wise.
Sir 21:16
The chatter of a fool is like a burden in the way, but grace will be found on the lips of the wise.
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17Sir 21:1717στόμα φρονίμου ζητηθήσεται ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τοὺς λόγους αὐτοῦ διανοηθήσονται ἐν καρδίᾳSir 21:17
They enquire at the mouth of the wise man in the congregation, and they shall ponder his words in their heart.
Sir 21:17
The utterance of the prudent man will be sought for in the congregation. They will ponder his words in their heart.
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18Sir 21:1818ὡς οἶκος ἠφανισμένος οὕτως μωρῷ σοφία καὶ γνῶσις ἀσυνέτου ἀδιεξέταστοι λόγοιSir 21:18
As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.
Sir 21:18
As a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool. The knowledge of an unwise man is talk without sense.*
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19Sir 21:1919πέδαι ἐν ποσὶν ἀνοήτου παιδεία καὶ ὡς χειροπέδαι ἐπὶ χειρὸς δεξιᾶςSir 21:19
Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.
Sir 21:19

Instruction is as fetters on the feet of an unwise man, and as manacles on the right hand.Chastisement is shackles by the feet of the ignorant and a handcuff upon the hand of the right.

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20Sir 21:2020μωρὸς ἐν γέλωτι ἀνυψοῖ φωνὴν αὐτοῦ ἀνὴρ δὲ πανοῦργος μόλις ἡσυχῇ μειδιάσειSir 21:20
A fool lifteth up his voice with laughter; but a wise man doth scarce smile a little.
Sir 21:20
A fool lifts up his voice with laughter, but a clever man smiles quietly.
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21Sir 21:2121ὡς κόσμος χρυσοῦς φρονίμῳ παιδεία καὶ ὡς χλιδὼν ἐπὶ βραχίονι δεξιῷSir 21:21
Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.
Sir 21:21
Instruction is to a prudent man as an ornament of gold, and as a bracelet upon his right arm.
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22Sir 21:2222ποὺς μωροῦ ταχὺς εἰς οἰκίαν ἄνθρωπος δὲ πολύπειρος αἰσχυνθήσεται ἀπὸ προσώπουSir 21:22
A foolish man's foot is soon in his neighbour's house: but a man of experience is ashamed of him.
Sir 21:22
The foot of a fool rushes into a house, but a man of experience will be ashamed of entering.
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23Sir 21:2323ἄφρων ἀπὸ θύρας παρακύπτει εἰς οἰκίαν ἀνὴρ δὲ πεπαιδευμένος ἔξω στήσεταιSir 21:23
A fool will peep in at the door into the house: but he that is well nurtured will stand without.
Sir 21:23
A foolish man peers into the door of a house, but a man who is instructed will stand outside.
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24Sir 21:2424ἀπαιδευσία ἀνθρώπου ἀκροᾶσθαι παρὰ θύραν ὁ δὲ φρόνιμος βαρυνθήσεται ἀτιμίᾳSir 21:24
It is the rudeness of a man to hearken at the door: but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.
Sir 21:24
It is rude for someone to listen at a door, but a prudent person will be grieved with the disgrace.
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25Sir 21:2525χείλη ἀλλοτρίων ἐν τούτοις διηγήσονται λόγοι δὲ φρονίμων ἐν ζυγῷ σταθήσονταιSir 21:25
The lips of talkers will be telling such things as pertain not unto them: but the words of such as have understanding are weighed in the balance.
Sir 21:25
The lips of strangers will be grieved at these things, but the words of prudent men will be weighed in the balance.
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26Sir 21:2626ἐν στόματι μωρῶν ἡ καρδία αὐτῶν καρδία δὲ σοφῶν στόμα αὐτῶνSir 21:26
The heart of fools is in their mouth: but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.
Sir 21:26
The heart of fools is in their mouth, but the mouth of wise men is their heart.
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27Sir 21:2727ἐν τῷ καταρᾶσθαι ἀσεβῆ τὸν σατανᾶν αὐτὸς καταρᾶται τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχήνSir 21:27
When the ungodly curseth Satan, he curseth his own soul.
Sir 21:27
When the ungodly curses an adversary, he curses his own soul.
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28Sir 21:2828μολύνει τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχὴν ὁ ψιθυρίζων καὶ ἐν παροικήσει μισηθήσεταιSir 21:28
A whisperer defileth his own soul, and is hated wheresoever he dwelleth.
Sir 21:28
A whisperer defiles his own soul, and will be hated wherever he travels.
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