For it is easy in the sight of the Lord to reward a man on the day of death according to his conduct. 11 There are those who work and struggle and hurry, but are so much the more in want. [for light (or easy) (it) is before God in the day of death, to yield to each after his ways.] 10 My son, meddle not with many matters: for if thou meddle much, thou shalt not be innocent; and if thou follow after, thou shalt not obtain, neither shalt thou escape by fleeing. and do not exalt yourself when you are honored; and his works are concealed from humankind. In the day of prosperity there is a forgetfulness of affliction: and in the day of affliction there is no more remembrance of prosperity. Take heed of a mischievous man, for he worketh wickedness; lest he bring upon thee a perpetual blot. Sirach 11:3 The bee is small among flying creatures, but its produce is the origin of everything sweet. 11 Affect not to be made equal unto him in talk, and believe not his many words: for with much communication will he tempt thee, and smiling upon thee will get out thy secrets: 12 But cruelly he will lay up thy words, and will not spare to do thee hurt, and to put thee in prison. the number of his days will be doubled. New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. b 4 Whether rich or poor, his heart is content,. CEB. Sirach 18:11 (KJV). 11 All things that are of the earth shall turn to the earth again: and … ! The Deceptiveness of Appearances - The wisdom of the humble lifts their heads high, and seats them among the great. 22 The blessing of the Lord is in the reward of the godly, and suddenly he maketh his blessing flourish. 5 Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one that was never thought of hath worn the crown. and do not interrupt when another is speaking. 11 The wisdom of the humble lifts their heads high,    and seats them among the great.2 Do not praise individuals for their good looks,    or loathe anyone because of appearance alone.3 The bee is small among flying creatures,    but what it produces is the best of sweet things.4 Do not boast about wearing fine clothes,    and do not exalt yourself when you are honored;for the works of the Lord are wonderful,    and his works are concealed from humankind.5 Many kings have had to sit on the ground,    but one who was never thought of has worn a crown.6 Many rulers have been utterly disgraced,    and the honored have been handed over to others. Answer not before thou hast heard the cause: neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk. 11:1 Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.. 11:2 Commend not a man for his beauty; neither abhor a man for his outward appearance.. 11:3 The bee is little among such as fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things. Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour: for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden. 1 Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men. Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom? 11 My child, treat yourself well, according to your means, and present worthy offerings to the Lord. 24 Again, say not, I have enough, and possess many things, and what evil shall I have hereafter? 11 The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing. The bee is small among flying things, but her fruit hath the chiefest sweetness. Sirach 40:9–49:11 9 Death, and bloodshed, strife, and sword, calamities, famine, tribulation, and the scourge; 10 These things are created for the wicked, and for their sakes came the flood. and do not sit with sinners when they judge a case. Those who aren't clever won't receive instruction, but there is a kind of cleverness that makes troubles multiply. 18 There is that waxeth rich by his wariness and pinching, and this his the portion of his reward: 19 Whereas he saith, I have found rest, and now will eat continually of my goods; and yet he knoweth not what time shall come upon him, and that he must leave those things to others, and die. Receive a stranger into thine house, and he will disturb thee, and turn thee out of thine own. Be steadfast in thy covenant, and be conversant therein, and grow old in the work of thy commandments. Ecclesiasticus chapter 12 KJV (King James Version) 1 When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.. 2 Do good to the godly man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most High.. 3 There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms.. 4 Give to the godly man, … 11 Watch out for her impudent eye, and do not be surprised if she betrays you: 12 As a thirsty traveler opens his mouth. 13 A gracious wife delights her husband; her thoughtfulness puts flesh on his bones. Sirach 11 The wisdom of humble people raises up their heads, and it will seat them among officials. Sirach 21:11-28 - CEBA: Those who keep the Law become masters of their thoughts; fearing the Lord leads ultimately to wisdom. Sirach 11:14 LXX b adds 11:15–16 Wisdom and knowledge and understanding of the law are from the Lord; love and the ways of good works come from him. 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