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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 34:11κεναὶ ἐλπίδες καὶ ψευδεῖς ἀσυνέτῳ ἀνδρί καὶ ἐνύπνια ἀναπτεροῦσιν ἄφροναςSir 34:1
The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.
Sir 34:1
Vain and false hopes are for a man void of understanding. Dreams give wings to fools.
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2Sir 34:22ὡς δρασσόμενος σκιᾶς καὶ διώκων ἄνεμον οὕτως ὁ ἐπέχων ἐνυπνίοιςSir 34:2
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
Sir 34:2
As one who grasps at a shadow and follows after the wind, so is he who sets his mind on dreams.
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3Sir 34:33τοῦτο κατὰ τούτου ὅρασις ἐνυπνίων κατέναντι προσώπου ὁμοίωμα προσώπουSir 34:3
The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another, even as the likeness of a face to a face.
Sir 34:3
The vision of dreams is a reflection, the likeness of a face near a face.
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4Sir 34:44ἀπὸ ἀκαθάρτου τί καθαρισθήσεται καὶ ἀπὸ ψευδοῦς τί ἀληθεύσειSir 34:4
Of an unclean thing what can be cleansed? and from that thing which is false what truth can come?
Sir 34:4
From an unclean thing what can be cleansed? From that which is false what can be true?
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5Sir 34:55μαντεῖαι καὶ οἰωνισμοὶ καὶ ἐνύπνια μάταιά ἐστιν καὶ ὡς ὠδινούσης φαντάζεται καρδίαSir 34:5
Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain: and the heart fancieth, as a woman's heart in travail.
Sir 34:5
Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain. The heart has fantasies like a woman in labor.
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6Sir 34:66ἐὰν μὴ παρὰ ὑψίστου ἀποσταλῇ ἐν ἐπισκοπῇ μὴ δῷς εἰς αὐτὰ τὴν καρδίαν σουSir 34:6
If they be not sent from the most High in thy visitation, set not thy heart upon them.
Sir 34:6
If they are not sent in a visitation from the Most High, don’t give your heart to them.
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7Sir 34:77πολλοὺς γὰρ ἐπλάνησεν τὰ ἐνύπνια καὶ ἐξέπεσον ἐλπίζοντες ἐπ’ αὐτοῖςSir 34:7
For dreams have deceived many, and they have failed that put their trust in them.
Sir 34:7
For dreams have led many astray. They have failed by putting their hope in them.
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8Sir 34:88ἄνευ ψεύδους συντελεσθήσεται νόμος καὶ σοφία στόματι πιστῷ τελείωσιςSir 34:8
The law shall be found perfect without lies: and wisdom is perfection to a faithful mouth.
Sir 34:8
Without lying the law will be fulfilled. Wisdom is complete in a faithful mouth.
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9Sir 34:99ἀνὴρ πεπλανημένος ἔγνω πολλά καὶ ὁ πολύπειρος ἐκδιηγήσεται σύνεσινSir 34:9
A man that hath travelled knoweth many things; and he that hath much experience will declare wisdom.
Sir 34:9
A well-instructed man knows many things. He who has much experience will declare understanding.
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10Sir 34:1010ὃς οὐκ ἐπειράθη ὀλίγα οἶδεν ὁ δὲ πεπλανημένος πληθυνεῖ πανουργίανSir 34:10
He that hath no experience knoweth little: but he that hath travelled is full of prudence.
Sir 34:10
He who has no experience knows few things. But he who has traveled increases cleverness.
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11Sir 34:1111πολλὰ ἑώρακα ἐν τῇ ἀποπλανήσει μου καὶ πλείονα τῶν λόγων μου σύνεσίς μουSir 34:11
When I travelled, I saw many things; and I understand more than I can express.
Sir 34:11
I have seen many things in my travels. My understanding is more than my words.
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12Sir 34:1212πλεονάκις ἕως θανάτου ἐκινδύνευσα καὶ διεσώθην τούτων χάρινSir 34:12
I was ofttimes in danger of death: yet I was delivered because of these things.
Sir 34:12
I was often in danger even to death. I was preserved because of these experiences.
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13Sir 34:1313πνεῦμα φοβουμένων κύριον ζήσεται ἡ γὰρ ἐλπὶς αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τὸν σῴζοντα αὐτούςSir 34:13
The spirit of those that fear the Lord shall live; for their hope is in him that saveth them.
Sir 34:13
The spirit of those who fear the Lord will live, for their hope is in him who saves them.
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14Sir 34:1414ὁ φοβούμενος κύριον οὐδὲν εὐλαβηθήσεται καὶ οὐ μὴ δειλιάσῃ ὅτι αὐτὸς ἐλπὶς αὐτοῦSir 34:14
Whoso feareth the Lord shall not fear nor be afraid; for he is his hope.
Sir 34:14
Whoever fears the Lord won’t be afraid, and won’t be a coward, for he is his hope.
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15Sir 34:1515φοβουμένου τὸν κύριον μακαρία ἡ ψυχή τίνι ἐπέχει καὶ τίς αὐτοῦ στήριγμαSir 34:15
Blessed is the soul of him that feareth the Lord: to whom doth he look? and who is his strength?
Sir 34:15
Blessed is the soul of him who fears the Lord. To whom does he give heed? Who is his support?
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16Sir 34:1616οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ κυρίου ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας αὐτόν ὑπερασπισμὸς δυναστείας καὶ στήριγμα ἰσχύος σκέπη ἀπὸ καύσωνος καὶ σκέπη ἀπὸ μεσημβρίας φυλακὴ ἀπὸ προσκόμματος καὶ βοήθεια ἀπὸ πτώσεωςSir 34:16
For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling.
Sir 34:16
The eyes of the Lord are on those who love him, a mighty protection and strong support, a cover from the hot blast, a shade from the noonday sun, a guard from stumbling, and a help from falling.
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17Sir 34:1717ἀνυψῶν ψυχὴν καὶ φωτίζων ὀφθαλμούς ἴασιν διδούς ζωὴν καὶ εὐλογίανSir 34:17
He raiseth up the soul, and lighteneth the eyes: he giveth health, life, and blessing.
Sir 34:17
He raises up the soul, and enlightens the eyes. He gives health, life, and blessing.
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18Sir 34:1818θυσιάζων ἐξ ἀδίκου προσφορὰ μεμωμημένη καὶ οὐκ εἰς εὐδοκίαν δωρήματα ἀνόμωνSir 34:18
He that sacrificeth of a thing wrongfully gotten, his offering is ridiculous; and the gifts of unjust men are not accepted.
Sir 34:18
He who sacrifices a thing wrongfully gotten, his offering is made in mockery. The mockeries of wicked men are not acceptable.
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19Sir 34:1919οὐκ εὐδοκεῖ ὁ ὕψιστος ἐν προσφοραῖς ἀσεβῶν οὐδὲ ἐν πλήθει θυσιῶν ἐξιλάσκεται ἁμαρτίαςSir 34:19
The most High is not pleased with the offerings of the wicked; neither is he pacified for sin by the multitude of sacrifices.
Sir 34:19
The Most High has no pleasure in the offerings of the ungodly, Neither is he pacified for sins by the multitude of sacrifices.
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20Sir 34:2020θύων υἱὸν ἔναντι τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ὁ προσάγων θυσίαν ἐκ χρημάτων πενήτωνSir 34:20
Whoso bringeth an offering of the goods of the poor doeth as one that killeth the son before his father's eyes.
Sir 34:20
Like one who kills a son before his father’s eyes is he who brings a sacrifice from the goods of the poor.
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21Sir 34:2121ἄρτος ἐπιδεομένων ζωὴ πτωχῶν ὁ ἀποστερῶν αὐτὴν ἄνθρωπος αἱμάτωνSir 34:21
The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood.
Sir 34:21
The bread of the needy is the life of the poor. He who deprives him of it is a man of blood.
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22Sir 34:2222φονεύων τὸν πλησίον ὁ ἀφαιρούμενος ἐμβίωσιν καὶ ἐκχέων αἷμα ὁ ἀποστερῶν μισθὸν μισθίουSir 34:22
He that taketh away his neighbour's living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.
Sir 34:22
Like one who murders his neighbor is he who takes away his living. Like a shedder of blood is he who deprives a hireling of his hire.
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23Sir 34:2323εἷς οἰκοδομῶν καὶ εἷς καθαιρῶν τί ὠφέλησαν πλεῖον ἢ κόπουςSir 34:23
When one buildeth, and another pulleth down, what profit have they then but labour?
Sir 34:23
When one builds, and another pulls down, what profit do they have but toil?
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24Sir 34:2424εἷς εὐχόμενος καὶ εἷς καταρώμενος τίνος φωνῆς εἰσακούσεται ὁ δεσπότηςSir 34:24
When one prayeth, and another curseth, whose voice will the Lord hear?
Sir 34:24
When one prays, and another curses, whose voice will the Lord listen to?
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25Sir 34:2525βαπτιζόμενος ἀπὸ νεκροῦ καὶ πάλιν ἁπτόμενος αὐτοῦ τί ὠφέλησεν ἐν τῷ λουτρῷ αὐτοῦSir 34:25
He that washeth himself after the touching of a dead body, if he touch it again, what availeth his washing?
Sir 34:25
He who washes himself after touching a dead body, and touches it again, what does he gain by his washing?
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26Sir 34:2626οὕτως ἄνθρωπος νηστεύων ἐπὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ πάλιν πορευόμενος καὶ τὰ αὐτὰ ποιῶν τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτοῦ τίς εἰσακούσεται καὶ τί ὠφέλησεν ἐν τῷ ταπεινωθῆναι αὐτόνSir 34:26
So is it with a man that fasteth for his sins, and goeth again, and doeth the same: who will hear his prayer? or what doth his humbling profit him?
Sir 34:26
Even so a man fasting for his sins, and going again, and doing the same, who will listen to his prayer? What profit does he have in his humiliation?
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