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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 17 > > Modern

17:1 The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it againe.

  

17:1 The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.

17:2 He gaue them few dayes, and a short time, and power also ouer the things therein.

17:2 He gave them few days, and a short time, and power also over the things therein.

17:3 He endued them with strength by themselues, and made them according to his image,

17:3 He endued them with strength by themselves, and made them according to his image,

17:4 And put the feare of man vpon all flesh, and gaue him dominion ouer beasts and foules.

17:4 And put the fear of man upon all flesh, and gave him dominion over beasts and fowls.

17:5 [They receiued the vse of the fiue operations of the Lord, and in the sixt place he imparted them vnderstanding, and in the seuenth, speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.]

17:5 They received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.

17:6 Counsell, and a tongue, and eyes, eares, and a heart, gaue he them to vnderstand.

17:6 Counsel, and a tongue, and eyes, ears, and a heart, gave he them to understand.

17:7 Withall, hee filled them with the knowledge of vnderstanding, & shewed them good and euill.

17:7 Withal he filled them with the knowledge of understanding, and shewed them good and evil.

17:8 Hee set his eye vpon their hearts, that he might shew them the greatnesse of his workes.

17:8 He set his eye upon their hearts, that he might shew them the greatness of his works.

17:9 He gaue them to glory in his marueilous actes for euer, that they might declare his works with vnderstanding.

17:9 He gave them to glory in his marvellous acts for ever, that they might declare his works with understanding.

17:10 And the elect shall praise his holy Name.

17:10 And the elect shall praise his holy name.

17:11 Beside this he gaue them knowledge, and the law of life for an heritage.

17:11 Beside this he gave them knowledge, and the law of life for an heritage.

17:12 He made an euerlasting couenant with them, and shewed them his iudgements.

17:12 He made an everlasting covenant with them, and shewed them his judgments.

17:13 Their eyes saw the maiestie of his glory, and their eares heard his glorious voyce.

17:13 Their eyes saw the majesty of his glory, and their ears heard his glorious voice.

17:14 And he said vnto them, Beware of all vnrighteousnes, and he gaue euery man commandement concerning his neighbour,

17:14 And he said unto them, Beware of all unrighteousness; and he gave every man commandment concerning his neighbour.

17:15 Their wayes are euer before him, and shall not be hid from his eyes.

17:15 Their ways are ever before him, and shall not be hid from his eyes.

17:16 Euery man from his youth is giuen to euil, neither could they make to themselues fleshie hearts for stonie.

17:16 Every man from his youth is given to evil; neither could they make to themselves fleshy hearts for stony.

17:17 For in the diuision of the nations of the whole earth, he set a ruler ouer euery people, but Israel is the Lords portion.

17:17 For in the division of the nations of the whole earth he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lord's portion:

17:18 Whom being his first borne, hee nourisheth with discipline, and giuing him the light of his loue, doth not forsake him.

17:18 Whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him.

17:19 Therefore all their workes are as the Sunne before him, and his eyes are continually vpon their wayes.

17:19 Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.

17:20 None of their vnrighteous deeds are hid from him, but all their sinnes are before the Lord:

17:20 None of their unrighteous deeds are hid from him, but all their sins are before the Lord

17:21 But the Lord being gracious, and knowing his workemanship, neither left nor forsooke them, but spared them.

17:21 But the Lord being gracious and knowing his workmanship, neither left nor forsook them, but spared them.

17:22 The almes of a man is as a signet with him, and he will keep the good deedes of man, as the apple of the eye, and giue repentance to his sonnes and daughters.

17:22 The alms of a man is as a signet with him, and he will keep the good deeds of man as the apple of the eye, and give repentance to his sons and daughters.

17:23 Afterward he will rise vp and reward them, and render their recompense vpon their heads.

17:23 Afterwards he will rise up and reward them, and render their recompence upon their heads.

17:24 But vnto them that repent, he granted them returne, and comforted those that faile in patience.

17:24 But unto them that repent, he granted them return, and comforted those that failed in patience.

17:25 Returne vnto the Lord, and forsake thy sinnes, make thy prayer before his face, and offend lesse.

17:25 Return unto the Lord, and forsake thy sins, make thy prayer before his face, and offend less.

17:26 Turne againe to the most High, and turne away from iniquitie: for he will leade thee out of darkenesse into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently.

17:26 Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently.

17:27 Who shall praise the most High in the graue, in stead of them which liue and giue thanks?

17:27 Who shall praise the most High in the grave, instead of them which live and give thanks?

17:28 Thankesgiuing perisheth from the dead, as from one that is not: the liuing and sound in heart, shall praise the Lord.

17:28 Thanksgiving perisheth from the dead, as from one that is not: the living and sound in heart shall praise the Lord.

17:29 How great is the louing kindnes of the Lord our God, and his compassion vnto such as turne vnto him in holinesse?

17:29 How great is the lovingkindness of the Lord our God, and his compassion unto such as turn unto him in holiness!

17:30 For all things cannot bee in men, because ye sonne of man is not immortal.

17:30 For all things cannot be in men, because the son of man is not immortal.

17:31 What is brighter then the Sun? yet the light thereof faileth: and flesh and blood will imagine euill.

17:31 What is brighter than the sun? yet the light thereof faileth; and flesh and blood will imagine evil.

17:32 Hee vieweth the power of the height of heauen, and all men are but earth and ashes.

17:32 He vieweth the power of the height of heaven; and all men are but earth and ashes.


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