The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus

Ecclesiasticus 1:1

All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.

Ecclesiasticus 2:1

My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.

Ecclesiasticus 3:1

Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.

Ecclesiasticus 4:1

My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the needy eyes to wait long.

Ecclesiasticus 5:1

Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life.

Ecclesiasticus 6:1

Instead of a friend become not an enemy; for thereby thou shalt inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach: even so shall a sinner that hath a double tongue.

Ecclesiasticus 7:1

Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.

Ecclesiasticus 8:1

Strive not with a mighty man’ lest thou fall into his hands.

Ecclesiasticus 9:1

Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.

Ecclesiasticus 10:1

A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.

Ecclesiasticus 11:1

Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.

Ecclesiasticus 12:1

When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.

Ecclesiasticus 13:1

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.

Ecclesiasticus 14:1

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

Ecclesiasticus 15:1

He that feareth the Lord will do good, and he that hath the knowledge of the law shall obtain her.

Ecclesiasticus 16:1

Desire not a multitude of unprofitable children, neither delight in ungodly sons.

Ecclesiasticus 17:1

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

Ecclesiasticus 18:1

He that liveth for ever Hath created all things in general.

Ecclesiasticus 19:1

A labouring man that A is given to drunkenness shall not be rich: and he that contemneth small things shall fall by little and little.

Ecclesiasticus 20:1

There is a reproof that is not comely: again, some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.

Ecclesiasticus 21:1

My son, hast thou sinned? do so no more, but ask pardon for thy former sins.

Ecclesiasticus 22:1

A slothful man is compared to a filthy stone, and every one will hiss him out to his disgrace.

Ecclesiasticus 23:1

O Lord, Father and Governor of all my whole life, leave me not to their counsels, and let me not fall by them.

Ecclesiasticus 24:1

Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of her people.

Ecclesiasticus 25:1

In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbours, a man and a wife that agree together.

Ecclesiasticus 26:1

Blessed is the man that hath a virtuous wife, for the number of his days shall be double.

Ecclesiasticus 27:1

Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.

Ecclesiasticus 28:1

He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance.

Ecclesiasticus 29:1

He that is merciful will lend unto his neighbour; and he that strengtheneth his hand keepeth the commandments.

Ecclesiasticus 30:1

He that loveth his son causeth him oft to feel the rod, that he may have joy of him in the end.

Ecclesiasticus 31:1

Watching for riches consumeth the flesh, and the care thereof driveth away sleep.

Ecclesiasticus 32:1

If thou be made the master of a feast, lift not thyself up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down.

Ecclesiasticus 33:1

There shall no evil happen unto him that feareth the Lord; but in temptation even again he will deliver him.

Ecclesiasticus 34:1

The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.

Ecclesiasticus 35:1

He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.

Ecclesiasticus 36:1

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:

Ecclesiasticus 37:1

Every friend saith, I am his friend also: but there is a friend, which is only a friend in name.

Ecclesiasticus 38:1

Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him.


Psalms 104:14

Ecclesiasticus 39:1

But he that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies.


Mark 13:33

Ecclesiasticus 40:1

Great travail is created for every man, and an heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day that they go out of their mother’s womb, till the day that they return to the mother of all things.


Job 14:1

Ecclesiasticus 41:1

O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions, unto the man that hath nothing to vex him, and that hath prosperity in all things: yea, unto him that is yet able to receive meat!

Ecclesiasticus 42:1

Of these things be not thou ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby:

Ecclesiasticus 43:1

The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew;

Ecclesiasticus 44:1

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

Ecclesiasticus 45:1

And he brought out of him a merciful man, which found favour in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men, whose memorial is blessed.

Ecclesiasticus 46:1

Jesus the son a Nave was valiant in the wars, and was the successor of Moses in prophecies, who according to his name was made great for the saving of the elect of God, and taking vengeance of the enemies that rose up against them, that he might set Israel in their inheritance.

Ecclesiasticus 47:1

And after him rose up Nathan to prophesy in the time of David.

Ecclesiasticus 48:1

Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned like a lamp.

Ecclesiasticus 49:1

The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.

Ecclesiasticus 50:1

Simon the high priest, the son of Onias, who in his life repaired the house again, and in his days fortified the temple:

Ecclesiasticus 51:1

I will thank thee, O Lord and King, and praise thee, O God my Saviour: I do give praise unto thy name: