Ecclesiasticus

Ecclesiasticus 51 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 51 (KJV)

1A Prayer of Jesus the son of Sirach. I will thank thee, O Lord and King, and praise thee, O God my Saviour: I do give praise unto thy name: 2For thou art my defender and helper, and has preserved my body from destruction, and from the snare of the slanderous tongue, and from the lips that forge lies, and has been mine helper against mine adversaries: 3And hast delivered me, according to the multitude of they mercies and greatness of thy name, from the teeth of them that were ready to devour me, and out of the hands of…
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Ecclesiasticus 50 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 50 (KJV)

1Simon the high priest, the son of Onias, who in his life repaired the house again, and in his days fortified the temple: 2And by him was built from the foundation the double height, the high fortress of the wall about the temple: 3In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass: 4He took care of the temple that it should not fall, and fortified the city against besieging: 5How was he honoured in the midst of the people in his coming out of the sanctuary! 6He was as…
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Ecclesiasticus 49 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 49 (KJV)

1The 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. 2He behaved himself uprightly in the conversion of the people, and took away the abominations of iniquity. 3He directed his heart unto the Lord, and in the time of the ungodly he established the worship of God. 4All, except David and Ezekias and Josias, were defective: for they forsook the law of the most High, even the kings of Juda failed. 5Therefore he gave…
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Ecclesiasticus 48 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 48 (KJV)

1Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned like a lamp. 2He brought a sore famine upon them, and by his zeal he diminished their number. 3By the word of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and also three times brought down fire. 4O Elias, how wast thou honoured in thy wondrous deeds! and who may glory like unto thee! 5Who didst raise up a dead man from death, and his soul from the place of the dead, by the word of the most High: 6Who broughtest kings to destruction, and honorable men from their…
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Ecclesiasticus 47 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 47 (KJV)

1And after him rose up Nathan to prophesy in the time of David. 2As is the fat taken away from the peace offering, so was David chosen out of the children of Israel. 3He played with lions as with kids, and with bears as with lambs. 4Slew he not a giant, when he was yet but young? and did he not take away reproach from the people, when he lifted up his hand with the stone in the sling, and beat down the boasting of Goliath? 5For he called upon the most high Lord; and he gave him strength in…
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Ecclesiasticus 46 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 46 (KJV)

1Jesus 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. 2How great glory gat he, when he did lift up his hands, and stretched out his sword against the cities! 3Who before him so stood to it? for the Lord himself brought his enemies unto him. 4Did not the sun go back by his means? and was…
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Ecclesiasticus 45 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 45 (KJV)

1And 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. 2He made him like to the glorious saints, and magnified him, so that his enemies stood in fear of him. 3By his words he caused the wonders to cease, and he made him glorious in the sight of kings, and gave him a commandment for his people, and shewed him part of his glory. 4He sanctified him in his faithfuless and meekness, and chose him out of all men. 5He made…
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Ecclesiasticus 44 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 44 (KJV)

1Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. 2The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. 3Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies: 4Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent are their instructions: 5Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing: 6Rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations: 7All these were honoured in their generations, and…
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Ecclesiasticus 43 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 43 (KJV)

1The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew; 2The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High: 3At noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burning heat thereof? 4A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burneth the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapours, and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes. 5Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment runneth hastily. 6He made the moon also to serve…
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Ecclesiasticus 42 (KJV)

Ecclesiasticus 42 (KJV)

1Of these things be not thou ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby: 2Of the law of the most High, and his covenant; and of judgment to justify the ungodly; 3Of reckoning with thy partners and travellers; or of the gift of the heritage of friends; 4Of exactness of balance and weights; or of getting much or little; 5And of merchants' indifferent selling; of much correction of children; and to make the side of an evil servant to bleed. 6Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are. 7Deliver all things in…
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