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 51:11ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι κύριε βασιλεῦ καὶ αἰνέσω σε θεὸν τὸν σωτῆρά μου ἐξομολογοῦμαι τῷ ὀνόματί σουSir 51:1
I will thank thee, O Lord and King, and praise thee, O God my Saviour: I do give praise unto thy name:
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I will give thanks to you, O Lord, O King, and will praise you, O God my Savior. I give thanks to your name,
2Sir 51:22ὅτι σκεπαστὴς καὶ βοηθὸς ἐγένου μοι καὶ ἐλυτρώσω τὸ σῶμά μου ἐξ ἀπωλείας καὶ ἐκ παγίδος διαβολῆς γλώσσης ἀπὸ χειλέων ἐργαζομένων ψεῦδος καὶ ἔναντι τῶν παρεστηκότων ἐγένου βοηθὸς καὶ ἐλυτρώσω μεSir 51:2
For thou art my defender and helper, and has preserved my body from destruction, and from the snare of the slanderous tongue, and from the lips that forge lies, and has been mine helper against mine adversaries:
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for you have been my protector and helper, and delivered my body out of destruction, and out of the snare of a slanderous tongue, from lips that fabricate lies. You were my helper before those who stood by,
3Sir 51:33κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος ἐλέους καὶ ὀνόματός σου ἐκ βρυγμῶν ἕτοιμον εἰς βρῶμα ἐκ χειρὸς ζητούντων τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ πλειόνων θλίψεων ὧν ἔσχονSir 51:3
And hast delivered me, according to the multitude of they mercies and greatness of thy name, from the teeth of them that were ready to devour me, and out of the hands of such as sought after my life, and from the manifold afflictions which I had;
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and delivered me, according to the abundance of your mercy and of your name, from the gnashings of teeth ready to devour, out of the hand of those seeking my life, out of the many afflictions I endured,
4Sir 51:44ἀπὸ πνιγμοῦ πυρᾶς κυκλόθεν καὶ ἐκ μέσου πυρός οὗ οὐκ ἐξέκαυσαSir 51:4
From the choking of fire on every side, and from the midst of the fire which I kindled not;
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from the choking of a fire on every side, and out of the midst of fire that I hadn’t kindled,
5Sir 51:55ἐκ βάθους κοιλίας ᾅδου καὶ ἀπὸ γλώσσης ἀκαθάρτου καὶ λόγου ψευδοῦςSir 51:5
From the depth of the belly of hell, from an unclean tongue, and from lying words.
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out of the depth of the belly of Hades, from an unclean tongue, and from lying words—
6Sir 51:66βασιλεῖ διαβολὴ γλώσσης ἀδίκου ἤγγισεν ἕως θανάτου ἡ ψυχή μου καὶ ἡ ζωή μου ἦν σύνεγγυς ᾅδου κάτωSir 51:6
By an accusation to the king from an unrighteous tongue my soul drew near even unto death, my life was near to the hell beneath.
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the slander of an unrighteous tongue to the king. My soul drew near to death. My life was near to Hades.
7Sir 51:77περιέσχον με πάντοθεν καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ βοηθῶν ἐνέβλεπον εἰς ἀντίλημψιν ἀνθρώπων καὶ οὐκ ἦνSir 51:7
They compassed me on every side, and there was no man to help me: I looked for the succour of men, but there was none.
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They surrounded me on every side. There was no one to help me. I was looking for human help, and there was none.
8Sir 51:88καὶ ἐμνήσθην τοῦ ἐλέους σου κύριε καὶ τῆς ἐργασίας σου τῆς ἀπ’ αἰῶνος ὅτι ἐξαιρῇ τοὺς ὑπομένοντάς σε καὶ σῴζεις αὐτοὺς ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθρῶνSir 51:8
Then thought I upon thy mercy, O Lord, and upon thy acts of old, how thou deliverest such as wait for thee, and savest them out of the hands of the enemies.
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Then I remembered your mercy, O Lord, and your working which has been from everlasting, how you deliver those who wait for you, and save them out of the hand of their enemies.
9Sir 51:99καὶ ἀνύψωσα ἀπὸ γῆς ἱκετείαν μου καὶ ὑπὲρ θανάτου ῥύσεως ἐδεήθηνSir 51:9
Then lifted I up my supplications from the earth, and prayed for deliverance from death.
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I lifted up my prayer from the earth, and prayed for deliverance from death.
10Sir 51:1010ἐπεκαλεσάμην κύριον πατέρα κυρίου μου μή με ἐγκαταλιπεῖν ἐν ἡμέραις θλίψεως ἐν καιρῷ ὑπερηφανιῶν ἀβοηθησίας αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐνδελεχῶς καὶ ὑμνήσω ἐν ἐξομολογήσειSir 51:10
I called upon the Lord, the Father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the days of my trouble, and in the time of the proud, when there was no help.
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I called upon the Lord, the Father of my Lord, that he would not forsake me in the days of affliction, in the time when there was no help against the proud.
11Sir 51:1111καὶ εἰσηκούσθη ἡ δέησίς μου ἔσωσας γάρ με ἐξ ἀπωλείας καὶ ἐξείλου με ἐκ καιροῦ πονηροῦSir 51:11
I will praise thy name continually, and will sing praises with thanksgiving; and so my prayer was heard:
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I will praise your name continually. I will sing praise with thanksgiving. My prayer was heard.
12Sir 51:1212διὰ τοῦτο ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι καὶ αἰνέσω σε καὶ εὐλογήσω τῷ ὀνόματι κυρίουSir 51:12
For thou savedst me from destruction, and deliveredst me from the evil time: therefore will I give thanks, and praise thee, and bless they name, O Lord.
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You saved me from destruction and delivered me from the evil time. Therefore I will give thanks and praise to you, and bless the name of the Lord.
13Sir 51:1313ἔτι ὢν νεώτερος πρὶν ἢ πλανηθῆναί με ἐζήτησα σοφίαν προφανῶς ἐν προσευχῇ μουSir 51:13
When I was yet young, or ever I went abroad, I desired wisdom openly in my prayer.
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When I was yet young, before I went abroad, I sought wisdom openly in my prayer.
14Sir 51:1414ἔναντι ναοῦ ἠξίουν περὶ αὐτῆς καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτων ἐκζητήσω αὐτήνSir 51:14
I prayed for her before the temple, and will seek her out even to the end.
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Before the temple I asked for her. I will seek her out even to the end.
15Sir 51:1515ἐξ ἄνθους ὡς περκαζούσης σταφυλῆς εὐφράνθη ἡ καρδία μου ἐν αὐτῇ ἐπέβη ὁ πούς μου ἐν εὐθύτητι ἐκ νεότητός μου ἴχνευον αὐτήνSir 51:15
Even from the flower till the grape was ripe hath my heart delighted in her: my foot went the right way, from my youth up sought I after her.
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From the first flower to the ripening grape my heart delighted in her. My foot walked in uprightness. From my youth I followed her steps.
16Sir 51:1616ἔκλινα ὀλίγον τὸ οὖς μου καὶ ἐδεξάμην καὶ πολλὴν εὗρον ἐμαυτῷ παιδείανSir 51:16
I bowed down mine ear a little, and received her, and gat much learning.
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I inclined my ear a little, and received her, and found for myself much instruction.
17Sir 51:1717προκοπὴ ἐγένετό μοι ἐν αὐτῇ τῷ διδόντι μοι σοφίαν δώσω δόξανSir 51:17
I profited therein, therefore will I ascribe glory unto him that giveth me wisdom.
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I profited in her. I will give glory to him who gives me wisdom.
18Sir 51:1818διενοήθην γὰρ τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτὴν καὶ ἐζήλωσα τὸ ἀγαθὸν καὶ οὐ μὴ αἰσχυνθῶSir 51:18
For I purposed to do after her, and earnestly I followed that which is good; so shall I not be confounded.
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For I determined to practice her. I was zealous for that which is good. I will never be put to shame.
19Sir 51:1919διαμεμάχισται ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ ἐν ποιήσει νόμου διηκριβασάμην τὰς χεῖράς μου ἐξεπέτασα πρὸς ὕψος καὶ τὰ ἀγνοήματα αὐτῆς ἐπένθησαSir 51:19
My soul hath wrestled with her, and in my doings I was exact: I stretched forth my hands to the heaven above, and bewailed my ignorances of her.
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My soul has wrestled with her. In my conduct I was exact. I spread out my hands to the heaven above, and bewailed my ignorances of her.
20Sir 51:2020τὴν ψυχήν μου κατεύθυνα εἰς αὐτὴν καὶ ἐν καθαρισμῷ εὗρον αὐτήν καρδίαν ἐκτησάμην μετ’ αὐτῆς ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς διὰ τοῦτο οὐ μὴ ἐγκαταλειφθῶSir 51:20
I directed my soul unto her, and I found her in pureness: I have had my heart joined with her from the beginning, therefore shall I not be forsaken.
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I directed my soul to her. In purity I found her. I got myself a heart joined with her from the beginning. Therefore I won’t be forsaken.
21Sir 51:2121καὶ ἡ κοιλία μου ἐταράχθη τοῦ ἐκζητῆσαι αὐτήν διὰ τοῦτο ἐκτησάμην ἀγαθὸν κτῆμαSir 51:21
My heart was troubled in seeking her: therefore have I gotten a good possession.
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My belly also was troubled to seek her. Therefore I have gained a good possession.
22Sir 51:2222ἔδωκεν κύριος γλῶσσάν μοι μισθόν μου καὶ ἐν αὐτῇ αἰνέσω αὐτόνSir 51:22
The Lord hath given me a tongue for my reward, and I will praise him therewith.
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The Lord gave me a tongue for my reward. I will praise him with it.
23Sir 51:2323ἐγγίσατε πρός με ἀπαίδευτοι καὶ αὐλίσθητε ἐν οἴκῳ παιδείαςSir 51:23
Draw near unto me, ye unlearned, and dwell in the house of learning.
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Draw near to me, all you who are uneducated, and live in the house of instruction.
24Sir 51:2424τί ὅτι ὑστερεῖσθαι λέγετε ἐν τούτοις καὶ αἱ ψυχαὶ ὑμῶν διψῶσι σφόδραSir 51:24
Wherefore are ye slow, and what say ye to these things, seeing your souls are very thirsty?
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Why therefore are you all lacking in these things, and your souls are very thirsty?
25Sir 51:2525ἤνοιξα τὸ στόμα μου καὶ ἐλάλησα κτήσασθε ἑαυτοῖς ἄνευ ἀργυρίουSir 51:25
I opened my mouth, and said, Buy her for yourselves without money.
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I opened my mouth and spoke, “Get her for yourselves without money.”
26Sir 51:2626τὸν τράχηλον ὑμῶν ὑπόθετε ὑπὸ ζυγόν καὶ ἐπιδεξάσθω ἡ ψυχὴ ὑμῶν παιδείαν ἐγγύς ἐστιν εὑρεῖν αὐτήνSir 51:26
Put your neck under the yoke, and let your soul receive instruction: she is hard at hand to find.
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Put your neck under the yoke, and let your soul receive instruction. She is near to find.
27Sir 51:2727ἴδετε ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν ὅτι ὀλίγον ἐκοπίασα καὶ εὗρον ἐμαυτῷ πολλὴν ἀνάπαυσινSir 51:27
Behold with your eyes, how that I have but little labour, and have gotten unto me much rest.
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See with your eyes how that I labored just a little and found for myself much rest.
28Sir 51:2828μετάσχετε παιδείας ἐν πολλῷ ἀριθμῷ ἀργυρίου καὶ πολὺν χρυσὸν κτήσασθε ἐν αὐτῇSir 51:28
Get learning with a great sum of money, and get much gold by her.
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Get instruction with a great sum of silver, and gain much gold by her.
29Sir 51:2929εὐφρανθείη ἡ ψυχὴ ὑμῶν ἐν τῷ ἐλέει αὐτοῦ καὶ μὴ αἰσχυνθείητε ἐν αἰνέσει αὐτοῦSir 51:29
Let your soul rejoice in his mercy, and be not ashamed of his praise.
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¶A Prayer of Jesus the son of Sirach. May your soul rejoice in his mercy, and may you all not be put to shame in praising him.
30Sir 51:3030ἐργάζεσθε τὸ ἔργον ὑμῶν πρὸ καιροῦ καὶ δώσει τὸν μισθὸν ὑμῶν ἐν καιρῷ αὐτοῦSir 51:30
Work your work betimes, and in his time he will give you your reward.
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Work your work before the time comes, and in his time he will give you your reward.
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