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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 27:11χάριν διαφόρου πολλοὶ ἥμαρτον καὶ ὁ ζητῶν πληθῦναι ἀποστρέψει ὀφθαλμόνSir 27:1
Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.
Sir 27:1
Many have sinned for profit. He who seeks to multiply wealth will turn his eye away.
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2Sir 27:22ἀνὰ μέσον ἁρμῶν λίθων παγήσεται πάσσαλος καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον πράσεως καὶ ἀγορασμοῦ συντριβήσεται ἁμαρτίαSir 27:2
As a nail sticketh fast between the joinings of the stones; so doth sin stick close between buying and selling.
Sir 27:2
As a nail will stick fast between the joinings of stones, so sin will thrust itself in between buying and selling.
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3Sir 27:33ἐὰν μὴ ἐν φόβῳ κυρίου κρατήσῃ κατὰ σπουδήν ἐν τάχει καταστραφήσεται αὐτοῦ ὁ οἶκοςSir 27:3
Unless a man hold himself diligently in the fear of the Lord, his house shall soon be overthrown.
Sir 27:3
Unless a person holds on diligently to the fear of the Lord, his house will be overthrown quickly.
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4Sir 27:44ἐν σείσματι κοσκίνου διαμένει κοπρία οὕτως σκύβαλα ἀνθρώπου ἐν λογισμῷ αὐτοῦSir 27:4
As when one sifteth with a sieve, the refuse remaineth; so the filth of man in his talk.
Sir 27:4

In the shaking of a sieve, the refuse remains, so does the filth of man in his thoughts.In (the) shaking of a sieve, KOPRIA [debris] remains; likewise a man's SKUBALA [claptrap/s**t] in his logic.[a]

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a Just as sifting or winnowing does not separate out larger undesired particles, so too does a man's dumbness withstand (or distort) his reasoning and thought.
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5Sir 27:55σκεύη κεραμέως δοκιμάζει κάμινος καὶ πειρασμὸς ἀνθρώπου ἐν διαλογισμῷ αὐτοῦSir 27:5
The furnace proveth the potter's vessels; so the trial of man is in his reasoning.
Sir 27:5
The furnace tests the potter’s vessels; so the test of a person is in his thoughts.
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6Sir 27:66γεώργιον ξύλου ἐκφαίνει ὁ καρπὸς αὐτοῦ οὕτως λόγος ἐνθυμήματος καρδίας ἀνθρώπουSir 27:6
The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man.
Sir 27:6
The fruit of a tree discloses its cultivation, so is the utterance of the thought of a person’s heart.
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7Sir 27:77πρὸ λογισμοῦ μὴ ἐπαινέσῃς ἄνδρα οὗτος γὰρ πειρασμὸς ἀνθρώπωνSir 27:7
Praise no man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men.
Sir 27:7
Praise no man before you hear his thoughts, for this is how people are tested.
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8Sir 27:88ἐὰν διώκῃς τὸ δίκαιον καταλήμψῃ καὶ ἐνδύσῃ αὐτὸ ὡς ποδήρη δόξηςSir 27:8
If thou followest righteousness, thou shalt obtain her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe.
Sir 27:8
If you follow righteousness, you will obtain it, and put it on like a long robe of glory.
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9Sir 27:99πετεινὰ πρὸς τὰ ὅμοια αὐτοῖς καταλύσει καὶ ἀλήθεια πρὸς τοὺς ἐργαζομένους αὐτὴν ἐπανήξειSir 27:9
The birds will resort unto their like; so will truth return unto them that practise in her.
Sir 27:9
Birds will return to their own kind, so truth will return to those who practice it.
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10Sir 27:1010λέων θήραν ἐνεδρεύει οὕτως ἁμαρτία ἐργαζομένους ἄδικαSir 27:10
As the lion lieth in wait for the prey; so sin for them that work iniquity.
Sir 27:10
The lion lies in wait for prey. So does sin for those who do evil.
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11Sir 27:1111διήγησις εὐσεβοῦς διὰ παντὸς σοφία ὁ δὲ ἄφρων ὡς σελήνη ἀλλοιοῦταιSir 27:11
The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.
Sir 27:11
The discourse of a godly man is always wise, but the fool changes like the moon.
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12Sir 27:1212εἰς μέσον ἀσυνέτων συντήρησον καιρόν εἰς μέσον δὲ διανοουμένων ἐνδελέχιζεSir 27:12
If thou be among the indiscreet, observe the time; but be continually among men of understanding.
Sir 27:12
Limit your time among people void of understanding, but persevere among the thoughtful.
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13Sir 27:1313διήγησις μωρῶν προσόχθισμα καὶ ὁ γέλως αὐτῶν ἐν σπατάλῃ ἁμαρτίαςSir 27:13
The discourse of fools is irksome, and their sport is the wantonness of sin.
Sir 27:13
The talk of fools is offensive. Their laughter is wantonly sinful.
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14Sir 27:1414λαλιὰ πολυόρκου ἀνορθώσει τρίχας καὶ ἡ μάχη αὐτῶν ἐμφραγμὸς ὠτίωνSir 27:14
The talk of him that sweareth much maketh the hair stand upright; and their brawls make one stop his ears.
Sir 27:14
Their talk with much swearing makes hair stand upright. Their strife makes others plug their ears.
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15Sir 27:1515ἔκχυσις αἵματος μάχη ὑπερηφάνων καὶ ἡ διαλοιδόρησις αὐτῶν ἀκοὴ μοχθηράSir 27:15
The strife of the proud is bloodshedding, and their revilings are grievous to the ear.
Sir 27:15
The strife of the proud leads to bloodshed. Their abuse of each other is a grievous thing to hear.
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16Sir 27:1616ὁ ἀποκαλύπτων μυστήρια ἀπώλεσεν πίστιν καὶ οὐ μὴ εὕρῃ φίλον πρὸς τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦSir 27:16
Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind.
Sir 27:16
He who reveals secrets destroys trust, and will not find a close friend.
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17Sir 27:1717στέρξον φίλον καὶ πιστώθητι μετ’ αὐτοῦ ἐὰν δὲ ἀποκαλύψῃς τὰ μυστήρια αὐτοῦ μὴ καταδιώξῃς ὀπίσω αὐτοῦSir 27:17
Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.
Sir 27:17
Love a friend, and keep faith with him; but if you reveal his secrets, you shall not follow him;
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18Sir 27:1818καθὼς γὰρ ἀπώλεσεν ἄνθρωπος τὸν νεκρὸν αὐτοῦ οὕτως ἀπώλεσας τὴν φιλίαν τοῦ πλησίονSir 27:18
For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbour.
Sir 27:18
for as a man has destroyed his enemy, so you have destroyed the friendship of your neighbor.
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19Sir 27:1919καὶ ὡς πετεινὸν ἐκ χειρός σου ἀπέλυσας οὕτως ἀφῆκας τὸν πλησίον καὶ οὐ θηρεύσεις αὐτόνSir 27:19
As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again
Sir 27:19
As a bird which you have released out of your hand, so you have let your neighbor go, and you will not catch him again.
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20Sir 27:2020μὴ αὐτὸν διώξῃς ὅτι μακρὰν ἀπέστη καὶ ἐξέφυγεν ὡς δορκὰς ἐκ παγίδοςSir 27:20
Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare.
Sir 27:20
Don’t pursue him, for he has gone far away, and has escaped like a gazelle out of the snare.
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21Sir 27:2121ὅτι τραῦμα ἔστιν καταδῆσαι καὶ λοιδορίας ἔστιν διαλλαγή ὁ δὲ ἀποκαλύψας μυστήρια ἀφήλπισενSir 27:21
As for a wound, it may be bound up; and after reviling there may be reconcilement: but he that betrayeth secrets is without hope.
Sir 27:21
For a wound may be bound up, and after abuse there may be reconciliation; but he who reveals secrets is without hope.
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22Sir 27:2222διανεύων ὀφθαλμῷ τεκταίνει κακά καὶ οὐδεὶς αὐτὰ ἀποστήσει ἀπ’ αὐτοῦSir 27:22
He that winketh with the eyes worketh evil: and he that knoweth him will depart from him.
Sir 27:22
One who winks the eye contrives evil things; and those who know him will keep their distance.
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23Sir 27:2323ἀπέναντι τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν σου γλυκανεῖ τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν λόγων σου ἐκθαυμάσει ὕστερον δὲ διαστρέψει τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου δώσει σκάνδαλονSir 27:23
When thou art present, he will speak sweetly, and will admire thy words: but at the last he will writhe his mouth, and slander thy sayings.
Sir 27:23
When you are present, he will speak sweetly, and will admire your words; but afterward he will twist his speech and set a trap in your words.
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24Sir 27:2424πολλὰ ἐμίσησα καὶ οὐχ ὡμοίωσα αὐτῷ καὶ ὁ κύριος μισήσει αὐτόνSir 27:24
I have hated many things, but nothing like him; for the Lord will hate him.
Sir 27:24
I have hated many things, but nothing like him. The Lord will hate him.
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25Sir 27:2525ὁ βάλλων λίθον εἰς ὕψος ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ βάλλει καὶ πληγὴ δολία διελεῖ τραύματαSir 27:25
Whoso casteth a stone on high casteth it on his own head; and a deceitful stroke shall make wounds.
Sir 27:25
One who casts a stone straight up casts it on his own head. A deceitful blow opens wounds.
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26Sir 27:2626ὁ ὀρύσσων βόθρον εἰς αὐτὸν ἐμπεσεῖται καὶ ὁ ἱστῶν παγίδα ἐν αὐτῇ ἁλώσεταιSir 27:26
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that setteth a trap shall be taken therein.
Sir 27:26
He who digs a pit will fall into it. He who sets a snare will be caught in it.
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27Sir 27:2727ὁ ποιῶν πονηρά εἰς αὐτὸν κυλισθήσεται καὶ οὐ μὴ ἐπιγνῷ πόθεν ἥκει αὐτῷSir 27:27
He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.
Sir 27:27
He who does evil things, they will roll back upon him, and he will not know where they came from.
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28Sir 27:2828ἐμπαιγμὸς καὶ ὀνειδισμὸς ὑπερηφάνῳ καὶ ἡ ἐκδίκησις ὡς λέων ἐνεδρεύσει αὐτόνSir 27:28
Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but vengeance, as a lion, shall lie in wait for them.
Sir 27:28
Mockery and reproach are from the arrogant. Vengeance lies in wait for them like a lion.
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29Sir 27:2929παγίδι ἁλώσονται οἱ εὐφραινόμενοι πτώσει εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀδύνη καταναλώσει αὐτοὺς πρὸ τοῦ θανάτου αὐτῶνSir 27:29
They that rejoice at the fall of the righteous shall be taken in the snare; and anguish shall consume them before they die.
Sir 27:29
Those who rejoice at the fall of the godly will be caught in a snare. Anguish will consume them before they die.
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30Sir 27:3030μῆνις καὶ ὀργή καὶ ταῦτά ἐστιν βδελύγματα καὶ ἀνὴρ ἁμαρτωλὸς ἐγκρατὴς ἔσται αὐτῶνSir 27:30
Malice and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful man shall have them both.
Sir 27:30
Wrath and anger, these also are abominations. A sinner will possess them.
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