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Updated Brenton English Septuagint - Sirach

Sirach 36

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1There shall no evil happen unto him that feareth the Lord; But in temptation even again he will deliver him.
2A wise man hateth not the law; But he that is a hypocrite therein is as a ship in a storm.
3A man of understanding trusteth in the law; And the law is faithful unto him, as an oracle.
4Prepare what to say, and so thou shalt be heard: And bind up instruction, and then make answer.
5The heart of the foolish is like a cart wheel; And his thoughts are like a rolling axletree.
6A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, He neigheth under everyone that sitteth upon him.
7Why doth one day excel another, When as all the light of every day in the year is of the sun?
8By the knowledge of the Lord they were distinguished: And he altered seasons and feasts.
9Some of them hath he made high days, and hallowed them, And some of them hath he made ordinary days.
10And all men are from the ground, And Adam was created of earth.
11In much knowledge the Lord hath divided them, And made their ways diverse.
12Some of them hath he blessed and exalted, And some of them hath he sanctified, and set near himself: But some of them hath he cursed and brought low, And turned out of their places.
13As the clay is in the potter’s hand, To fashion it at his pleasure: So man is in the hand of him that made him, To render to them as liketh him best.
14Good is set against evil, and life against death: So is the godly against the sinner, And the sinner against the godly.
15So look upon all the works of the most High; And there are two and two, one against another.
16Though I was the last to wake up, Yet I received their inheritance as from the beginning.
17O Lord have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name, And upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn.
18O be merciful unto Jerusalem, thy holy city, The place of thy rest.

19Fill Zion with thine unspeakable oracles, And thy people with thy glory.
20Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the beginning, And raise up prophets that have been in thy name.
21Reward them that wait for thee, And let thy prophets be found faithful.
22O Lord, hear the prayer of thy servants, According to the blessing of Aaron over thy people, That all they which dwell upon the earth may know That thou art the Lord, the eternal God.
23The belly devoureth all meats, Yet is one meat better than another.
24As the palate tasteth diverse kinds of venison: So doth a heart of understanding false speeches.
25A froward heart causeth heaviness: But a man of experience will recompense him.
26A woman will receive every man, Yet is one daughter better than another.
27The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance, And a man loveth nothing better.
28If there be kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, Then is not her husband like other men.
29He that getteth a wife beginneth a possession, A help like unto himself, and a pillar of rest.
30Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled: And he that hath no wife will wander up and down mourning.
31Who will trust a thief well appointed, That skippeth from city to city? So who will believe a man that hath no house, And lodgeth wheresoever the night taketh him?