Ecclesiasticus 14

Ecclesiasticus 14:1

Blessed is the man that hath not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.

Ecclesiasticus 14:2

Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.

Ecclesiasticus 14:3

Riches are not comely for a niggard: and what should an envious man do with money?

Ecclesiasticus 14:4

He that gathereth by defrauding his own soul gathereth for others, that shall spend his goods riotously.

Ecclesiasticus 14:5

He that is evil to himself, to whom will he be good? he shall not take pleasure in his goods.

Ecclesiasticus 14:6

There is none worse than he that envieth himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.

Ecclesiasticus 14:7

And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.

Ecclesiasticus 14:8

The envious man hath a wicked eye; he turneth away his face, and despiseth men.

Ecclesiasticus 14:10

A wicked eye envieth his bread, and he is a niggard at his table.

Ecclesiasticus 14:11

My son, according to thy ability do good to thyself, and give the Lord his due offering.

Ecclesiasticus 14:12

Remember that death will not be long in coming, and that the covenant of the grave is not shewed unto thee.

Ecclesiasticus 14:13

Do good unto thy friend before thou die, and according to thy ability stretch out thy hand and give to him.

Ecclesiasticus 14:14

Defraud not thyself of the good day, and let not the part of a good desire overpass thee.

Ecclesiasticus 14:15

Shalt thou not leave thy travails unto another? and thy labours to be divided by lot?

Ecclesiasticus 14:16

Give, and take, and sanctify thy soul; for there is no seeking of dainties in the grave.

Ecclesiasticus 14:17

All flesh waxeth old as a garment: for the covenant from the beginning is, Thou shalt die the death.

Ecclesiasticus 14:18

As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow; so is the generation of flesh and blood, one cometh to an end, and another is born.

Ecclesiasticus 14:19

Every work rotteth and consumeth away, and the worker thereof shall go withal.

Ecclesiasticus 14:20

Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding.

Ecclesiasticus 14:21

He that considereth her ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets.

Ecclesiasticus 14:22

Go after her as one that traceth, and lie in wait in her ways.

Ecclesiasticus 14:23

He that prieth in at her windows shall also hearken at her doors.

Ecclesiasticus 14:24

He that doth lodge near her house shall also fasten a pin in her walls.

Ecclesiasticus 14:25

He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her, and shall lodge in a lodging where good things are.

Ecclesiasticus 14:26

He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches.

Ecclesiasticus 14:27

By her he shall be covered from heat, and in her glory shall he dwell.