Sirach 42

Sir 42:1 Of these things be not thou ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby:
Sir 42:2 Of the law of the most High, and his covenant; and of judgment to justify the ungodly;
Sir 42:3 Of reckoning with thy partners and travellers; or of the gift of the heritage of friends;
Sir 42:4 Of exactness of balance and weights; or of getting much or little;
Sir 42:5 And of merchants' indifferent selling; of much correction of children; and to make the side of an evil servant to bleed.

Sir 42:6 Sure keeping is good, where an evil wife is; and shut up, where many hands are.
Sir 42:7 Deliver all things in number and weight; and put all in writing that thou givest out, or receivest in.
Sir 42:8 Be not ashamed to inform the unwise and foolish, and the extreme aged that contendeth with those that are young: thus shalt thou be truly learned, and approved of all men living.
Sir 42:9 The father waketh for the daughter, when no man knoweth; and the care for her taketh away sleep: when she is young, lest she pass away the flower of her age; and being married, lest she should be hated:

Sir 42:10 In her virginity, lest she should be defiled and gotten with child in her father's house; and having an husband, lest she should misbehave herself; and when she is married, lest she should be barren.
Sir 42:11 Keep a sure watch over a shameless daughter, lest she make thee a laughingstock to thine enemies, and a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people, and make thee ashamed before the multitude.
Sir 42:12 Behold not every body's beauty, and sit not in the midst of women.

Sir 42:13 For from garments cometh a moth, and from women wickedness.
Sir 42:14 Better is the churlishness of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, which bringeth shame and reproach.
Sir 42:15 I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the things that I have seen: In the words of the Lord are his works.
Sir 42:16 The sun that giveth light looketh upon all things, and the work thereof is full of the glory of the Lord.

Sir 42:17 The Lord hath not given power to the saints to declare all his marvellous works, which the Almighty Lord firmly settled, that whatsoever is might be established for his glory.
Sir 42:18 He seeketh out the deep, and the heart, and considereth their crafty devices: for the Lord knoweth all that may be known, and he beholdeth the signs of the world.
Sir 42:19 He declareth the things that are past, and for to come, and revealeth the steps of hidden things.

Sir 42:20 No thought escapeth him, neither any word is hidden from him.
Sir 42:21 He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor.
Sir 42:22 Oh how desirable are all his works! and that a man may see even to a spark.
Sir 42:23 All these things live and remain for ever for all uses, and they are all obedient.

Sir 42:24 All things are double one against another: and he hath made nothing imperfect.
Sir 42:25 One thing establisheth the good or another: and who shall be filled with beholding his glory?